Our Occupational Therapists (OT) work with young people and their families to provide highly individualised occupational therapy for children and teenagers in Sydney. They work with NDIS funded and self-funded children who need occupational therapy. Our team help teenagers engage in their everyday tasks or occupations through occupational therapy, 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
Early access to occupational therapy for children means that more can be done to increase their physical functioning, and they will be able to become more independent as they get older. This will make it easier for them to take care of themselves at home, manage their own transport and ideally find a fulfilling job. Occupational therapy for teenagers is also very useful, as it can help to fine-tune physical skills and increase independence – or, at worst, prevent physical degeneration. Occupational therapy for children in Sydney thus has a range of benefits.
Our team can provide occupational therapy for children in the following areas:
- Enhance independence with activities of daily living (e.g. eating, toileting and dressing)
- Instrumental activities of daily living through occupational therapy for teenagers (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