Occupational Therapy

Our Occupational Therapists help your child do the everyday activities that are important to them and to your family.

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What is Occupational Therapy for children?

Occupational Therapists help children to participate and build independence in everyday activities such as playing, eating, dressing, toileting and sleeping.

They’ll help you find fun and motivating ways to develop your child’s fine motor skills like holding a spoon, drawing, and using scissors at home, pre-school or school.

Our Occupational Therapists help you to understand your child’s senses and find ways that support your child to improve their attention and enjoyment.

Your child’s independence may be enhanced through home modifications or assistive technology, to help them get around, join in, or to be more independent. Our Occupational Therapists will assess your child’s needs and help you find the supports that suit your child and family life.

Find an Occupational Therapist

We currently have availability across several sites

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Frequently Asked Questions

Your child might see an occupational therapist if they have difficulty doing everyday things because of physical disability, learning difficulties, psychological or emotional challenges, developmental delay or intellectual disability.

Occupational therapists will focus on your child’s strengths and work in a family-centred way. This means they consider the unique needs of your family when working with your child.

Occupational therapists can help with many areas of your child’s development, including thinking, emotions, behaviour, sensory processing, social interactions, play, gross motor skills and fine motor skills.

Occupational therapists can help children get ready for school by helping with dressing independently and other self-care tasks like brushing teeth, fine motor skills needed for writing, engaging in school tasks, and participating in activities with peers.

Yes, we can arrange Telehealth consultations. Have a look over our Telehealth FAQs.

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