For young children, our occupational therapists use play-based therapy to target and address the child’s occupational therapy goals and reach their developmental milestones. We aim to create a fun and enjoyable environment during therapy by using toys and games to teach and develop crucial skills for later life. Additionally, our occupational therapists provide support and information to parents on how they can continue to address the barriers at home and community.
For adolescents, an age appropriate therapy approach is taken. Therapy for adolescents often focuses on developing life skills such as, financial management, cooking, cleaning and maintaining a routine to increase independence and self-confidence as they transition into adulthood.
Assistive technology can also be a part of our occupational therapy service for children and adolescents. Our occupational therapists will conduct assessments, identify appropriate assistive technology needs, organise trials, complete NDIS applications (where required) and offer training to ensure the items are used safely and appropriately.