Occupational Therapy works to ensure that your child can participate in all activities during school and home. This includes understanding more about how your child moves, how they use their hands, and how your child colours and writes. An assessment will help the Occupational Therapist make recommendations for parents and teachers to work on meeting learning goals with your child.
After an assessment, the OT will discuss the findings and next steps with you. OT will write a report and copies will be sent to you. If recommendations are made to support your child’s needs, the OT will follow-up with school and relevant staff and professionals so they can provide appropriate support for your child.
Getting a diagnosis for autism helps define the difficulties your child is experiencing, giving greater understanding, support and control. In some children, the signs of autism are very obvious and they may be diagnosed with ASD from an early age. But for other children, the symptoms of autism are more subtle and harder to pick up.
Full assessment, using standardized and unstandardized assessments, observations and questionnaires to identify functional, sensory, motor and perceptual skills. This will include a discussion with parents and class teacher, following which a report will be produced with recommendations for intervention or strategies which may be helpful. A feedback meeting will be offered as part of the assessment.
Short screening assessment, which involves observations and informal assessment of the child either in school or at home, to identify sensory, motor, perceptual, and functional skills, along with a short discussion. Following this a short report will be provided with recommendations. A feedback meeting will be offered as part of the assessment.
If you have noticed that your child is not developing their writing as quickly and efficiently as other children in their class, there could be some underlying reasons for this. The handwriting assessment is useful tool that an occupational therapist can use to identify these reasons and use the results as the base for treatment.Read more
Occupational Therapists are skilled in the observation of fine and gross motor task performance and can assist in accurately identifying and assessing children with Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD). Taking a holistic approach, the DCD or Dyspraxia assessment incorporates all aspects of childhood activities, from physical difficulties to social or behavioural issues that are currently having a detrimental effect on their ability to perform in school and at home.Read more
Intervention sessions with children following assessment, using sensory and play based approaches, personalised to the individual child’s needs, these can be offered within the child’s own home, at school, or a preferred natural environment. Progress is monitored regularly, and feedback provided
Home-based Occupational Therapy is when the therapist provides services in the comfort of the families own home. Having a familiar environment to work in can be beneficial for you as a parent, as well as the child.
Groups & Workshops
Our groups and workshops are scientifically proven Occupational Therapy strategies within the context of PLAY in nature to help your child build:
Coordination: Fine & gross motor skills, balance, ball skills, using both sides of the body together.
Confidence: Health risk-taking, play skills, positive growth mindset, embracing failure as learning.
Calmness: Self-Regulation skills, attention, body awareness, sensory integration and processing.
Caring: Social skills, making friends, turn-taking, showing empathy & resolving conflict during play