How Can Occupational Therapy Support your Child?
Your child might benefit from Occupational Therapy if they are experiencing challenges in any of the following areas:
- Fine and gross motor skills (e.g., handwriting, building blocks and other play activities, cutting, throwing and catching, riding a bike, jumping, etc)
- Self-care skills (e.g., dressing / undressing, toileting, cleaning teeth, washing hands, etc)
- Balance and coordination skills
- Sensory processing (e.g., over sensitive or under responsive to noise, smell, taste, touch, light and/or movement)
- Emotional regulation and behaviour
- Skills required for participation in education settings (e.g., attention and concentration, social skills, etc)
- Postural control (e.g., for safe eating)
Our occupational therapists can also collaborate with other professionals your child is supported by. This might include other allied health professionals, medical professionals and/or education professionals. In doing this, they can make recommendations for environmental changes and adaptations that might support increased inclusion and participation, and generalisation of skills. They can also provide education to parents to further promote a child’s independence in the home environment.