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What is Paediatric Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy helps children develop the skills needed to engage in everyday activities (their 'occupations') such as playing, dressing, feeding, making friends and participating in school activities (sitting, writing, reading etc).

Our Occupational Therapists can provide individualised therapy plans that focus on any of the following areas your child may be experiencing difficulties in:​

  • Fine motor skills

  • Handwriting

  • Written expression

  • Visual perceptual skills

  • Auditory processing skills

  • Gross motor skills

  • Motor planning

  • Play

  • Social skills

  • Attention & Concentration

  • Self Regulation

  • Emotional regulation

  • Sensory processing

  • Challenges around self care (e.g. dressing, feeding, toileting)

Initial Assessment/Meeting

When we start working with your child, we assess their strengths and weaknesses through observation, play, and completion of specific tasks. We do this by getting to know each other, playing and interacting with each other, and building a trusting relationship through which we can help your child build their skills.

If your child is at kinder or school, we like to do an observation session, to gain a better understanding of how they manage in these settings. We collaborate with their teachers, provide them with ideas and strategies, and sometimes spend sessions within the classroom consolidating skills we have been working on.

Therapy Sessions MUST be FUN!

Our sessions are based around the goals we establish together. We believe that learning happens most, when therapy is fun and so we base our sessions around your child's interests and we follow their lead. When they feel like they are valued and truly heard, their engagement and desire to learn takes off!

We have training in the DIR Floortime model and value the principles behind it. Our sessions are therefore based around meeting the child at their level, following their lead, and building a trusting, caring relationship with them.
Curious Girl

Together through Groups

We run small therapy groups for children experiencing similar difficulties. Groups are run at schools or in community spaces.

Some of the groups we run include:

  • School Readiness Groups

  • Handwriting Groups

  • Social Skills Groups - Nature Group

  • Lego Groups


Groups run during school holidays and are dependent on level of interest, with a minimum of 4 children required to run a group.

If you register your interest here, we will contact you once there are enough numbers to run a group.

Children in Indoor Playground

Register Interest for June Nature Group

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