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08 Jun 2020

Supporting children in Logan through Occupational Therapy

At Xavier, we’ve recently expanded our allied health services into the Logan area to support more children with a disability and their families. One of the allied health services that we’re providing to support children with a disability to reach their goals is occupational therapy.

What is occupational therapy?

Occupational therapy (or OT) is a client-centred health profession involving ongoing assessments to understand what activities an individual can do, any limitations the experience, what their goals are and provides techniques to complete tasks more easily and safely.

For children with a disability, these activities are very different to the “occupations” that adults are involved in and can be things like socialising, eating, dressing, toileting, playing and so on.

Why is it called occupational therapy?

In occupational therapy, “occupations” refer to the everyday activities that people do as individuals, as families or in their community. Sometimes these are called “activities of daily living” by occupational therapists.

Our Logan team

Our Logan team are ready to support children and young people in the Logan area. We can work with you and your child with a disability to help them do more of the things that they love and to help your family do more together.

How can occupational therapy help kids with a disability?

OT can support kids with a disability in a number of ways. Here are just a few:

  • Develop fine motor skills like grasping
  • Improve hand-eye coordination
  • Learn positive behaviours
  • Improve social skills
  • Improve ability in daily activities such as self-care activities

Further info

To get further info on how our Logan team can support your child with a disability through occupational therapy give our team a call on 1800 XAVIER, email intake@xavier.org.au or leave your details via our simple online form and we’ll be in touch.