Occupational Therapy

“How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.”  – Annie Dillard, the Writing Life

Our Occupational Therapists (OT) work with young people and their families to provide highly individualised therapies. They work with NDIS funded and self-funded consumers. OTs help young people engage in their everyday tasks or occupations, such as attending school or work, completing self-care tasks, independence with accessing the community and participating in leisure activities.

OTs help young people achieve their own meaningful goals. This process often involves the following:

  • Identifying meaningful goals with the young person and their family
  • Completing standardised assessments and interventions
  • Working within the young person’s home, school and community environment
  • Providing education to the young person’s family or carers to consolidate participation and improve performance in day to day tasks

Conditions we Treat

  • ADD and ADHD
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Brain Injury
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Developmental Delay
  • Down Syndrome
  • Dyslexia
  • Fine Motor Skill Deficits
  • Fragile X Syndrome
  • Gross Motor Skills Deficits
  • Hearing Loss/impairments
  • Learning and Intellectual Conditions
  • Mental Health
  • Physical Conditions
  • Sensory Issues
  • Speech/Communication Conditions

Our Occupational Therapists can provide therapy for the following areas:

  • Enhance independence with activities of daily living (e.g. eating, toileting and dressing)
  • Instrumental activities of daily living (e.g. shopping, budgeting, transportation, cooking and home safety)
  • Providing sensory integration therapies to assist with completing daily tasks, self-regulation and emotional de-escalation
  • Modifying or adapting the environment to improve day to day tasks
  • Enhancing fine motor skills, strength and coordination (e.g. handwriting, typing)
  • Improving information processing and organisation skills
  • Developing social skills and interpersonal interactions

Examples of NDIS funded goals
our OT’s have assisted young people with:

“Improve my performance at school.”

Alyssa, 11 years old

“I want to increase my independence at home.”

Joshua, 15 years old

“I’d like to concentrate better in class.”

Emily, 9 years old

“I want to catch public transport by myself and get my licence.”

Jacob, 17 years old

"Therapy is at its best when it treats people as individuals"

Contact us to find out how our service can help you!