Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapists (OTs) work with children and young people to help them participate in their everyday activities. These include:

  • Self-care skills: such as toileting, dressing, eating, showering/bathing, tying shoelaces. Your child may need some equipment that may assist them such as a supportive toilet chair, adapted spoon or fork, bath or shower chair.

  • Play and social development: different types of play, cooperative play with others, and their participation in group leisure/sport activities. Your child may need some equipment to assist them such as a more supportive chair, switches to access toys and computer games, adaptations to sport and games that make them easier to access

  • Skills for kinder or school: such as fine motor skill development (writing, drawing, cutting) and skills in the classroom such as listening and following instructions, concentration, organising their school belongings.  Your child may need some equipment such as some sensory tools, adapted writing/painting and pasting equipment, to support inclusion and active participation in these activities.

  • Access to technology: for play, recording schoolwork, communicating, operating a powerchair 

  • Equipment prescription and home modifications: including car modifications, bathroom modifications, access in/out of your home, car seats, shower and bath chairs, hoists

Individual sessions of occupational therapy, physiotherapy and speech pathology can be provided in your home, at the Centre, or via Telehealth. Head to our FAQ page for more info.

If you want to learn more about our Group Programs, please see here for more information.

Young girl using play dough with the assistance of a therapist in an Occupational Therapy session at CPEC

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