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Occupational Therapy

Fine and Gross Motor Skills, Sensory Processing, Self-Care, Muscle Tone, & Behavior

Occupational Therapy Charlestown

Children don’t have employment, but that doesn’t mean they are without an occupation. A child’s ‘job’ is playing. Play is absolutely critical to learning, social development and co-ordination skills. That’s where occupational therapy comes in.

What Does Occupational Therapy Do?

A child occupational therapist can help a young person develop the skills to better enjoy playtime. They can help the child enjoy learning at school and develop the skills in a child which will facilitate more engaged participation in new activities. All this leads to a better quality of life for your child.

When should you consider an Occupational Therapy Assessment for your Child?

Many people have questions about the best method of care for their children. Occupational therapy might be right for your child if they exhibit any of the following signs:

Sensory seeking/processing difficulties

If your child has trouble sitting still, is overactive, easily distracted, hyperactive or behaves badly in public places, then our assessment can help provide you with answers.

Poor body awareness

If your child is having difficulty with poor co-ordination, tripping-over a lot or is playing rough with other children, then we can help your child with these skills.

Low muscle tone

If your child is suffering low muscle tone, or needs help standing by using walls, tables or people we can help improve muscle tone and strength in a fun way.

Behavioural

Is your child sometimes the model child or student, but other times difficult to control?

Movement difficulties

Does your child avoid playtime or sports? Do they have poor co-ordination or an unwillingness to try new activities?

Self-care

Does your child have difficulty dressing themselves? Or have trouble using a knife and fork?

Handwriting difficulties

Is your child struggling with writing compared to their peers or siblings when they were the same age?

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