Paediatric Occupational Therapy helps children with various needs improve their cognitive, physical, sensory, and motor skills. This helps them to participate in everyday life activities.
What we do
- Formal and informal assessments
- Individual and group sessions
- Home programs to achieve child’s goals
- Referring to other services for the holistic development of the child
- School and Kinder services
- Fabrication of splints
Evaluation and prescription of equipment for independence.
Who we care for
We see children of all ages from birth onwards.
When should I contact a Paediatric Occupational Therapist?
You should seek advice if your child has difficulty with:
- Delayed development
- Gross motor development like sitting, crawling, walking and running
- Hand-eye coordination. eg difficulty in holding a pencil, unable to button and unbutton a shirt, making a tower of blocks, snipping with scissors, stringing beads, copying letters or numbers
- Play skills or playing and socialising with others
- Paying attention and concentrating and not getting distracted
- Learning, for example; remembering things, planning, problem-solving, organisation, following instructions
- Behavioural issues or emotional regulation, for example remaining calm and in control in stressful situations or tantrums
- Children who have difficulties processing sensory information such as touch, smell, taste, movement, noise or sight. These areas can be either over-responsive or under-responsive and the child may seem to be overactive and risk-taking or very quiet and withdrawn
- Eating and drinking such as fussy with food, limited intake
This service is supported by the Victorian Government and the Australian Government of Health