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Occupational Therapy

A Medical Perspective to Developmental Issues

Your child’s job or occupation is playing, which is critical to learning, social development and co-ordination skills.

We can help your child develop the skills to enjoy play time, enjoy learning at school and participating 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?

  • 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 play time 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?

Lana Draper Paediatric Occupational Therapist

MOccThy; MOTA Practicing Member of Occupational Therapy Australia Registered Occupational Therapist (AHPRA, 0002001883) Lana is...

Sarah Hartree Paediatric Occupational Therapist

MOccThy; MOTA Practicing Member of Occupational Therapy Australia Registered Occupational Therapist (AHPRA, 0002001883) Sarah is...