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?

Aimee Blacker Paediatric Occupational Therapist

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy, University of Newcastle 2014 Qualified Surf-Therapeutic Instructor AHPRA Registration: OCC000194967 Member...

Sarah Hartree Paediatric Occupational Therapist

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