Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy (OT) is a healthcare profession that enables people to participate as fully and as independently as possible in activities of daily living. A paediatric occupational therapist helps children develop the underlying skills necessary for learning and performing functional tasks in the areas of self-care, school and play/leisure. These three areas are seen as the child’s main occupation. With an expert understanding of child development, anatomy, physiology and paediatric conditions, our paediatric occupational therapists assesses and analyses why a child may be struggling to carry out specific tasks and elaborates a treatment plan to address the child’s specific needs. Common difficulties or conditions treated by our occupational therapy team include:

  • Gross motor skills
  • Fine motor skills
  • Handwriting
  • Visual perceptual Skills
  • Self-care skills (e.g. dressing, feeding, toileting).
  • Learning disabilities
  • Developmental delay
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Sensory processing difficulties or disorder
  • Developmental coordination disorder/dyspraxia
  • Attention (ADHD)
  • Intellectual deficiencies

Our Approach

Our occupational therapists can also provide home environment assessments and recommendations for home and school adaptations.

We work closely with your family to empower you in feeling confident in helping your little one’s development. This involvement results in a decrease in worry and anxiety that many parents experience.

Reach out to our Speech and Language Therapy team today