Occupational Therapy

What is Occupational Therapy?

Occupational therapy aims to enable your child with the appropriate skills to participate in activities across different contexts with different people.

Occupational Therapy addresses difficulties such as:
Classroom skills – fine motor skills (including pre-writing, handwriting, manipulative and scissor skills), cognitive skills (including organisation, functional memory), attention/concentration (staying on task), participating in routines, problem-solving skills, sensory processing
Recreation – gross motor skills, playground skills, participation in sport (including hand-eye and bilateral co-ordination, balance skills)
Self-care skills – dressing, feeding, toileting, showering
Play and social skills – emotional regulation, purposeful and structured/unstructured play, imaginative play

Applications of Occupational Therapy

As Occupational Therapy is concerned with everyday living skills, we work with clients of all ages and abilities with or without diagnoses.

Some specific diagnoses include:

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Developmental Co-ordination Disorder
  • Down Syndrome
  • Dyspraxia
  • Global Developmental Delay
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Rett Syndrome
  • Sensory Processing Disorder

Occupational Therapy Programmes & Services

We offer assessment and intervention for children and young adults.

Programmes offered include:

1-to-1 Therapy Sessions
– Conducted in-centre or online
– Hourly sessions with tailored goals

Group Programmes
Handwriting With A Smile!
– Handwriting is a functional yet complex task that affects an individual’s ability to learn and express themselves. Handwriting with a smile programme is developmentally structured to teach and refine handwriting skills for individuals with special needs through visual, motor, and cognitive systems. Multisensory activities and manipulatives used during this programme will appeal to all the learning styles and provide a hands-on approach to handwriting.

YOUR participation matters! We strongly encourage parents and caregivers to join in sessions whenever appropriate.

Our occupational therapists also offer integrated therapy group programmes in combination with other therapy disciplines.