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Occupational Therapy

Assessment and Intervention to Develop, Recover, or Maintain Meaningful Activities

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Occupational Therapy

Assessment and Intervention to Develop, Recover, or Maintain Meaningful Activities

What

Occupational therapy is the only profession that helps people across the lifespan to do the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of daily activities (occupations). Occupational therapy practitioners enable people of all ages to live life to its fullest by helping them promote health, and prevent—or live better with—injury, illness, or disability.

Common occupational therapy interventions include helping children with disabilities to participate fully in school and social situations, helping people recovering from injury to regain skills, and providing supports for older adults experiencing physical and cognitive changes.

Who

Children who are not reaching their physical, functional, visual perceptual and general developmental milestones.

How

An OT will offer a thorough assessment of your child’s functioning in everyday contexts including the use of informal assessment and standardised tests.

Indicators / Difficulties

    • Unable to concentrate and focus at school
    • Easily distracted
    • Difficulty following instructions and completing work
    • Tires easily with school work
    • Poor impulse control
    • Hyperactivity or low energy
    • Not keeping up with workload at school
    • Difficulty learning new material
    • Letter or number reversals after age seven
    • Poor maths concept
    • Poor posture, can’t stay at desk
    • Clumsy, floppy movements, loses balance easily
    • Handwriting, fine motor and letter formation difficulties
    • Difficulty participating in sport and physical education at school
    • Socio-emotional difficulties
    • Delayed developmental milestones in general

     

     

Next Steps / Benefits

Our OT, Lyndall Scharfetter, will include a range of activities and games in her assessment to measure fine and gross motor functioning, visual perceptual and sensory aspects. You will receive a detailed report with recommendations and adaptations for home and school.