Occupational therapy (OT) can mistakenly be thought of as a support for adults because the name implies that the participant has an “occupation”. This can be confusing but in occupational therapy, “occupations” are everyday activities that both children and adults do as individuals, in families, at a workplace or place of education and within communities. These occupations bring purpose, meaning, pleasure and a sense of fulfilment to our everyday lives.
For children with a disability, occupational therapy develops the skills that children need to learn, to experience life, to be included and to play and have fun.
For children with a physical disability occupational therapy can help with:
As well as formal therapy sessions, our occupational therapists will work with you to support your child at home and provide fun activities (therapy in disguise!) to help your child meet their therapy goals.
Our occupational therapy sessions can be held in one of our community clinics, at home or in another setting such as school or childcare, depending on your child’s needs and what works for your family.