What We Can Help With
The therapy we use is dependant on the child’s specific needs and developmental areas that need addressing.
Managing Daily Activities and Toileting, Eating and Sleeping Plans
Comprised of an individualised program promoting independence in daily life skills, addressing the fussy eater, difficult sleeper, transitions from nappies or toilet accidents.
Fine Motor Skills Therapy
Handwriting and Fine Motor Interventions
Many children have difficulty with fine motor skills such as drawing, playing, handwriting, using scissors, buttoning, managing cutlery or independence with shoelaces. Their intrinsic hand muscles are still maturing, and they may not have developed the strength, coordination, and dexterity needed.
Gross Motor Therapy
Gross Motor Interventions
By encouraging your child to participate in different gross motor activities, we provide them with an opportunity to practise using their bodies. This is particularly important for children who have underlying movement disorders such as Cerebral Palsy or chromosomal abnormalities.
We all have our own preferred way of interacting with and managing our environment. Many of us use a variety of different strategies throughout the day to keep us feeling ‘regulated’. The way we are wired to manage our environment is individual, like a fingerprint, and is called ‘sensory processing’.
Behaviour and Family Support
‘Oh Behave’, Positive Parenting and Coaching
To encourage thriving relationships, playful engagement and flexible thinking, we provide you with an effective plan for changing challenging behaviour.
Social, Friendships and Play
Social Skills Development
Social skills are vital for a person to have and maintain positive interactions with others. Many of these skills are also crucial in making and sustaining friendships. In children, social skills are developed in play.
Specific Learning Difficulties
Occupational therapy can help children with learning disabilities to improve their performance at school and learn more easily. An OT can help children who have problems with attention or concentration, difficulties recalling spelling and writing letters or numbers correctly.
Regulation: Managing Emotions and Attention
Alert & Zones of Regulation
Self-regulation is a person’s ability to adjust and control their energy level, emotions, behaviours and attention. Self-regulation is recognised as one of the key areas of child development.