Occupational Therapists help children to achieve independence with their daily activities. They use the ‘occupations’ or jobs of childhood to bring change. These jobs are play, learning and self care.
Children keep very busy and have so many skills to learn before they launch into the world as independent young adults. These include playing, emotional regulation, concentrating, developing friendships, taking care of their personal needs (dressing/ eating/ toileting), literacy, problem solving and organisation. Their personality, sensory make-up and motivations also feed into their development across all of these areas.
Occupational Therapists aim to make development smooth, meaningful and motivating. To kids, this looks like ‘I want to do it!’, ‘I can do it!’ and ‘This is FUN!’. Independence & well-being are the ultimate aims in Occupational Therapy.
To streamline services for our families, Kids That Go has developed a combined Speech Pathology and Occupational Therapy Assessment and Report package. If your child requires a broad developmental assessment, this combined service will halve your appointments and paperwork with the added bonus of collaborative care between health professionals. For more information, see our Fees guide.