13 Dec 2021

Providing Occupational Therapy for Children Living with Complex Disability

One of the ways that Xavier supports children living with complex disability is by providing Occupational Therapy at our many clinics and through home visits by one of our Allied Health professionals. Occupational Therapy helps children learn or improve the skills involved in everyday tasks such as getting dressed and handling modern technology. The result is a happier, heathier life for your child.

We’ve been helping children living with complex disability and their families all across the Brisbane area for over 70 years. In that time, we have assisted countless young people through our team’s multidisciplinary approach. An important part of our multidisciplinary team for our children and young people are our experienced team of Occupational Therapists.

What is Occupational Therapy?

Xavier’s specialised team of Occupational Therapists are dedicated in their work to support children living with disability and their families to help them do the things which make the happiest and get the most enjoyment possible out of their lives.

While many hear the phrase Occupational Therapy and think about physical rehabilitation in the workplace, there is much more to it than only that. Occupational Therapy is the development of skills which children need to learn to successfully complete the ordinary tasks we all do every single day.

Occupational Therapy helps children living with complex disability to improve their quality of life and to enjoy being a kid. It allows them to become more confident both with themselves and socially among others at home, school, or just with friends out in their community.

From one of our many Brisbane clinics or through a visit to your home, our trained Occupational Therapists can help your child with any of the following tasks:

  • Using the toilet
  • Dressing themselves
  • Washing themselves
  • Developing the small muscles which control their fine motor skills
  • Improving coordination between their hands and eyes
  • Using modern technologies such as tablets and computers
  • Accessing and using mobility equipment in their home
  • Boosting their confidence in social situations
  • Making new friends and strengthening relationships with existing ones

By aiding your child with these activities our Occupational Therapists will improve their quality of life and help you to better meet their needs in turn. By working together, your whole family will all see a happier, easier life for your child.

Do you need help accessing Xavier’s Occupational Therapy for your child?

If you need help getting Occupational Therapy for your child, Xavier can also help you access the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) to receive funding. The NDIS provides access to services which are either reasonable or necessary for children living with disabilities, and by this we mean things which either everyone has access to or which are necessary to manage a disability. It may well be that Occupational Therapy is necessary for your child, and is therefore fundable through the NDIS.

In addition to providing Occupational Therapy, our sister organisation InFocus can also help you navigate the ins and outs of the NDIS with NDIS Plan Management and Support Coordination. Whether this is your first time seeking funding or you are trying to get further funding for therapy, we’re here to help.

Where to find us at Xavier

Reach out to Xavier today and a member of our friendly team will be happy to help you out.

Our Occupational Therapists can support your child with expert assistance from the comfort and familiarity of their own home. Alternatively, we can assist your child from one of our many clinic locations across Brisbane, including:

  • Wooloowin
  • North Lakes
  • Scarborough
  • Springfield Lakes

Click for more information on our Occupational Therapy services or any of our clinic locations.

Find out more

Our team is here to support you and your child in their occupational therapy journey. Simply call 1800 XAVIER or email for further information.