Paediatric Occupational Therapy helps your child to participate in activities that occupy their day; such as sleeping, dressing, eating, toileting, socialising and playing whilst feeling safe, secure and confident. A good time to have an Occupational Therapy review is prior to starting kindergarten. Most children are sleeping well, feeding themselves, able to draw a basic shape and toilet trained during the day.
Paediatric occupational therapists can also provide formal assessment and intervention for Sensory Processing Disorder / Difficulties.
The Occupational Therapy team at Adelaide Paediatrics uses a holistic approach to work together with children and their families.
They can provide assessment, therapy and consultation around:
- child development (from infancy to adulthood)
- disability issues, including Autism Spectrum Disorder and Cerebral Palsy
- activities of daily living, such as sleeping, dressing and toileting
- fine motor skills, including coordination and strength
- participation in activities and everyday routines
- behavioural issues and positive behaviour support
- relationship and attachment difficulties
- mealtime management
- auditory processing
- social skills
- play skills
- sensory processing and praxis
- attention and concentration
- self-regulation and alertness
- family issues
- equipment prescriptions
- home modifications
- school readiness skills and learning difficulties
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