Paediatric Occupational Therapy

Paediatric Occupational Therapy

What is Occupational Therapy? Occupational therapy (or OT) is in the allied health category of health professions that targets augmenting the functioning of the individual. As its name suggests, OT helps people to better engage in and perform activities or...
OT and equipment assessment

OT and equipment assessment

Who needs to be assessed for equipment? Children with a medical condition that is presently impacting on, or is likely to considerably affect, their functioning often require an equipment assessment. The core purpose of occupational therapy (OT) is to bolster a...
Explain Occupational Therapy

Explain Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy (OT) established itself in the 1970s as a health profession. It is an intervention that helps a person to re-gain their functioning and independence. This article will explain what OT is, what it usually involves and how OT can help people to be...
Psychology and anxiety in children

Psychology and anxiety in children

What is anxiety or anxiety disorders? Anxiety is a normal and common human emotion that often makes people feel uneasy, worried or nervous. Generally, an individual might feel anxious in situations where they feel uncomfortable or stressed, such as a child starting...
Speech therapy & intellectual disability

Speech therapy & intellectual disability

What is an intellectual disability? An intellectual disability is characterized by below average intellectual functioning and delayed children with the condition are often slow to reach developmental milestones compared to their peers. In clinical terms, a person with...
OT and fine motor skills

OT and fine motor skills

What are fine motor skills and why are they important? Fine motor skills refer to the use of the hands’ smaller muscles, which are important when completing tasks such as using scissors or other instruments, tying shoelaces or buttoning clothes. Fine motor skills are...
Psychological assessments for children

Psychological assessments for children

What are psychological assessments for children? In general, psychological assessments aim to explore an individual’s cognitive capacity, how they think and perceive thoughts, feelings and behaviours. These assessments usually involve the psychologist observing the...
Occupational Therapy and sensory issues

Occupational Therapy and sensory issues

What do occupational therapists do? Occupational therapists (OT) help people grow their independence and skills to perform everyday tasks and activities that is important to the person. This can range from vocational “occupations” such as studying or pursuing a career...