WHAT IS AN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST?
Occupational therapists (OT’s) promote health and wellbeing by enabling people to engage in activities that are meaningful to them. OT’s will consider a person’s skills, values and their environment to provide supports to increase participation and independence for every day tasks.
Occupational therapists can support children and young people to:
Show increased confidence and resilience through activities that accurately meet their skills and provide the “just right challenge”.
Develop increased independence with self-care tasks such as hygiene, dressing, sleep and toileting.
Build upon their skills to support independent living such as cooking, cleaning, budgeting and laundry skills.
Understand and effectively manage sensory processing difficulties to support regulation.
Further develop their play and social skills to enable them to build and maintain positive friendships.
Develop an increased awareness of emotional regulation, and discover strategies to appropriately respond to various situations.
Further develop their fine motor skills such as dexterity, manipulation, hand strength and bilateral coordination.
Progress with their gross motor development including body awareness, core strength and balance.
Occupational therapy sessions are booked in 10-session blocks to work towards identified goals made in collaboration with the family and therapist. Progress towards these goals will be reviewed at session 8 to determine if another block is required.
$ 193.00 per hour
Sessions are charged at 60 minutes; 45 minutes contact time and 15 minutes to account for preparation and notes.