Occupational Therapy (OT) supports individuals of all ages develop the necessary skills to live, learn, work and play, promoting independence and quality of life. For a child, this may include the development of daily living skills such as accessing the school curriculum (e.g., handwriting skills, time management, and organization, interacting/playing with peers), engaging in self-care tasks, self-regulation, behavior management and becoming more independent in their day to day activities.
Our Occupational Therapy department delivers both in-clinic and in-school interventions in collaboration with families, educational teams and organizations in providing high quality, evidence-based practice.
Who needs it?
Children displaying difficulties in any of the below-mentioned areas may benefit from Occupational Therapy. If you are concerned about your child’s development across any of these areas, please get in touch.
Attentional or behavioral difficulties: Maintaining on task, missing instructions, listening skills, difficulties with self-regulation.
Fine Motor Difficulties: Holding writing utensils and other small objects, stringing beads, using clothing fasteners, manipulating toys.
Hand-eye Coordination Difficulties: Manipulating scissors, completing puzzles, ball skills.
Visual Motor Delays: Writing, drawing, forming shapes, coloring.
Visual Perceptual Delays: Matching, sorting, figure ground, scanning letter reversals.
Self-Care Delays: Dressing, feeding, using utensils, tying, grooming.
Sensory Processing Difficulties: Delays in adaptive responses to sights, sounds, movement, taste, touch.
Decreased Strength: Manipulating resistive materials, moving against gravity, maintaining appropriate postural stability.
Decreased Range of Motion: Limited movement of the arms, fingers, legs, head, or other body parts.
Social Difficulties: Interacting with others, making friends, following routines, adhering to rules, playing age-appropriately.
Vocational and Transition Support
In the clinic, our Occupational Therapy room is purpose built to enhance the development of motor, sensory and cognitive skills, inclusive of indoor equipment such as soft play areas, therapy swings, climbing walls, trampolines and a variety of other equipment and tools. Our garden and play area enhance creativity, exploration and social skills using the sensory advantages of outdoor play to support children integrate their senses in the most natural of ways.
Our therapy delivery and approaches include:
Screening and Assessment
Group intervention sessions
Play-based intervention services
Child-led and clinician-directed therapy approaches
Applied Behavior Analysis
Social Skills Programs
Vocational and Transitioning Programs