What is Occupational Therapy?
Occupational therapists assist people with any challenges they may have that interfere with their ‘occupation’ or job. Play is considered the ‘job’ of a child, through play they learn how to interact with others and the world around them. At school, a child learns the basic skills they will require as adults. As a teenager, we learn who we are, our interests and we begin to make decisions about our skills, what we enjoy and our future.
If a child is having difficulty completing their occupations (self-care activities, play, social interactions and learning), an OT will look at the challenging components of the task and work together with the family to help the child successfully participate in their daily occupations.
At Head 2 Toe our Occupational Therapists use 2 main strategies for intervention.
- Skills based - Teaching the child a skill by breaking it down into a step by step process
- Sensory processing - Teaching children how to organise sensory input in their bodies from their environment and form an appropriate response
Our Occupational Therapy team can provide individualised therapy plans that focus on any of the following areas your child may be experiencing difficulties in:
- Social skills
- Written expression
- Fine motor skills
- Motor planning
- Attention & Concentration
- Emotional regulation
- Sensory processing and sensory integration
- Challenges around self care (e.g. dressing, feeding, toileting)
Our occupational therapy team provides assessment, intervention, school and home visits, group programs and parent information sessions.
Please call one of our friendly admin staff to make an appointment or complete the online form here and we will be in touch within 2 business days.
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