Developmental Disorders

Developmental Disorders
We assist children

We assist children who have a Developmental Coordination Disorder who can present as awkward or uncoordinated and have difficulty learning everyday tasks. They may have difficulty with gross motor tasks such as running, hopping, jumping, skipping or sport in general. Fine motor tasks like tying shoes, holding a pencil or cutting might also be challenging.

Specialised Equipment includes

• Standardised and non-standardised equipment to determine your child’s developmental difficulties
• Equipment such as balance beams, hammocks and exercise balls to assist your child in reaching their gross and fine motor goals

Tracking your child’s progress

Tracking progress helps you and your child remain motivated. Standardised and non-standardised assessments as well as observations and conversations with you teacher are used to track your child’s progress. Taking time to learn about the concerns and difficulties your child encounters in everyday life also forms an important component of our assessment.

Your child’s program

Following the initial assessment, your therapists will work closely with you and your child to tailor an individual treatment program based on the specific needs of your family.
A combination of treatment approaches will be used to meet the needs of your child and family including:
• Sensory Integration Therapy
• Perceptual Motor Therapy
• Cognitive Orientation to Occupational Performance (CO-OP)
The therapy programs are goal orientated and will be directed towards your child’s specific needs. Treatment may include:
• Using scissors
• Practice with dressing
• Hand writing skills
• Improving core stability and strength
• Balance training
• Practicing challenging new physical skills
• Participating in physical activities to promote fitness
• Social skills training
• Speech and language training
• Helping children to enjoy and discover the positives of energetic play and sport

The Team

Our highly experienced physiotherapists, occupational therapists and speech pathologists work together to best meet your child’s needs