Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy

What is Occupational Therapy?

Occupational Therapists specialise in maximising your child’s ability to participate in everyday functional tasks. Occupational Therapists take into account the physical, sensory and cognitive (thinking) skills required to complete activities important for independent living. Occupational Therapists can assist with performance of everyday tasks such as:

What are the benefits of Occupational Therapy?

Occupational Therapists assist your child to have greater independence and confidence to participate in life such as:
• Greater independence in age appropriate tasks, such as washing or dressing
• Improved fine motor skills seen in handling of small objects or in handwriting
• Widening the range of meaningful activities your child is able to engage in
• Greater social participation and play skills
• For older children, greater independence in more complex activities such as homework planning or money management
• Better tolerance to sensory stimulating activities such as washing hair, cutting fingernails, eating a variety of food textures, tolerating loud or background noises
• Improved accesswithin the school, local community and home
• Enhanced quality of life and self esteem