Occupational Therapy for Children and Families

Occupational Therapists assist children and families to participate in the everyday activities of their lives that are important and meaningful to them.

These might include activities relating to:

  • looking after yourself: eating, drinking, getting dressed, showering or bathing, grooming tasks, opening meal containers, meal preparation, shopping/ attending shopping with parents, resting and/or sleeping, etc

  • going to preschool or school: drawing, writing, cutting with scissors, using a computer, following teacher instructions, grouptime activities, getting 'organised' for learning, etc

  • playing: running, jumping, climbing, scootering, playing with toys, imaginative play, constructive play, playing games, etc.

 

Using specialised knowledge and training in areas including occupational science, human movement, neuroscience, psychology and behaviour science, sociology, and ergonomics, Occupational Therapists support skill development as well as grading/ adapting activities and environments to help children participate and reach their full potential.

 

Occupational Therapists understand the vital role of participation in meaningful occupations or activities on our health and well being.