An estimated 6% of babies worldwide are born with a congenital disorder. In some cases, the impact of a congenital disorder may not be severe. While other congenital disorders can have a lifelong impact which can include disability and health problems requiring ongoing support such as therapy.
In November, we're so excited to launch Teddy Bear Tea at Xavier Place! Teddy Bear Tea is an opportunity for children aged 8 and under (and their families) to come and enjoy some creative play and make new friends!
This Disability Action Week we are celebrating the wonderful children in our community with our very own virtual event! It's easy to take part and celebrate your child!
Starting school is a big step and with it comes a vast range of emotions from excitement to nerves and not just for your child! We share some tips to help make the transition to school a positive experience for children with developmental delay and global developmental delay.
At Xavier, our experienced Occupational Therapists (OTs) work with children to address various physical, cognitive, sensory, and social challenges they may face. Here are just some ways occupational therapy can help your child.
Children and young people with disability are at risk from choking. Certain types of medication pose more of a risk that a child or young person may choke when taking them.
Physiotherapy can play a significant role in supporting children with spina bifida to reach their full potential by addressing physical challenges, enhancing mobility, and improving overall quality of life.
An occupational therapy assessment helps to gather information and identify any challenges or delays your child may be experiencing in their daily activities. It provides a basis for creating a personalised treatment plan. Here's what you can expect from an OT assessment for your child.