WHAT IS OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY?
Occupational therapy uses assessment and different strategies to help someone continue to do the things they enjoy, or develop new skills. When working with children, developing skills such as fine motor skills, gross motor skills, self-care skills, and play skills are a vital part of development. When a child is having difficulty with one or more of these skills an OT can support in various ways. This can include working directly with your child to model new strategies to help them achieve their goals, provide parent coaching and training to support with routines at home, and collaborating with educators to support with carry over in a variety of settings.
Check out the list below for some of the common areas we address at Play To Live Occupational Therapy.
How Can Occupational Therapy Help Your Child?
SCHOOL READINESS SKILLS
FINE MOTOR SKILLS
GROSS MOTOR SKILLS
TYPE OF SUPPORTS
HOME BASED SERVICES
Therapy delivered within your child's home environment, including assessments, therapy, and recommendations to use in between your therapy appointments. Sessions may occur weekly or fortnightly depending on your needs.
SCHOOL & KINDER SERVICES
Observations or ongoing therapy sessions within the kinder or school environment can be provided when needed. Therapists are able to collaborate with educators to work towards goals across all environments.
Assessments and ongoing therapy can be completed over telehealth/zoom when requested. This is wonderful option for those who live in rural areas, may not be able to attend in person due to health concerns, or for families who want to continue therapy while away on holidays.
If you require an occupational therapy assessment, please complete the inquiry form or give us a call. Play To Live OT is able to complete various assessments including Sensory Profile Assessments, Functional Capacity Assessment for NDIS reviews, fine motor assessments, and general occupational therapy assessments. Go to the Assessments tab for more information.