Paediatric Occupational Therapy promotes development and stimulates learning in children, assisting them to be more meaningfully involved in the world around them.
By helping children participate in everyday activities and assisting them develop/strengthen their skill set to support learning, play and relationship building enables confidence and independence to perform life skills.
For children, the necessary foundations of effective processing of sensory information (e.g. touch, sight and sound) allows them to register the world around them. With effective sensory processing established, the physical components (e.g. finger strength, hand dexterity and postural control) can be developed.
Paediatric Occupational Therapists assess a child’s challenges and physical abilities to help determine the origin of the challenge and then develop strategies for the child to resolve/minimise these daily contests.
If your child has difficulty with any of the following they can benefit from Occupational Therapy:
- Getting Dressed
- Toilet Training
- Tying Shoe Laces
- Following Instructions
- Gross Motor Skills (Catching, throwing)
- Fine Motor Skills (Cutting, Threading)
- Organising Their Environment (desk space or bedroom)
- Emotional Regulation
- Low Self Esteem