OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

Occupational Therapists in paediatrics work with children and young persons (birth – 25 years), their families and support networks, to enhance their everyday lives. The main occupation of a child is to play, socialise and learn, and some young people have difficulties with one or more of these areas.  The role of Occupational Therapists is to improve the independence of a young person in their environments.

We can help evaluate a young person’s skills for activities, school performance, and everyday living tasks. As well as handling a young person’s physical performance, an Occupational Therapist can address social, psychological, and environmental factors involved with the young person. As part of this assessment, your Occupational Therapist may liaise with child’s parents/carers, educators, specialists or other allied health professionals.

Areas that Kids at Play Therapy Services Occupational Therapists develop independence for children and adolescents may include:

  • Self-care skills
  • Play skills
  • Social Skills
  • Sensory processing
  • Mental Health
  • Fine motor skills
  • Gross motor skills
  • Handwriting
  • Visual perception
  • Self Regulation

As part of your visit a comprehensive assessment will be completed to evaluate a young person’s skills for identified areas of concerns, including activities of daily living, school performance and everyday living tasks. As part of this assessment, your Occupational Therapist will consider the social settings, psychological factors, environmental factors and prescription of equipment.

Our team of Occupational Therapists have the skills and training to provide the best assessment and intervention to your child or adolescent to help them gain the necessary skills for participation and independence in the activities of their daily lives such as socialising, playing, learning and self-care.

The team of Occupational Therapists at Kids at Play Therapy Services utilise a range of play-based therapeutic approaches to engage clients and make therapy fun and engaging.  We believe in continually improving the independence of all our clients, through a family-centred approached. Our Occupational Therapists work collaboratively with other therapists within the practice as well as other stakeholders involved with the family and the young person.  For further information about Occupational Therapy you can contact our therapists, administration team, or refer to Occupational Therapy Australia

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