Occupational therapy can help toddlers and young children to develop key motor & play skills, and the coordination necessary for completing tasks at school, playing with friends, or completing basic self care tasks. We’ll support their relevant developmental needs at this stage too. Speech pathology can help young children to develop early communication skills such as using words and sentences, understanding instructions and concepts, and using speech sounds.
Children living in out of home care such as foster homes may need additional support to reach the same milestones as their peers. We take an evidence-based, empathetic approach to working with these children.
Children with complex needs or diagnoses such as ASD, ADHD, or DCD, or those with chromosomal or genetic conditions might need some extra support to develop key skills. Our occupational therapists and speech pathologists can work with them to develop self care, learning, communication and social skills.
We can work with children inside the classroom to develop learning skills like memory and attention, writing, copying, and organisation. Or we can support them outside the classroom with social and participation skills.
Parents who think their children may benefit from occupational therapy and/or speech pathology are welcome to bring their children in. A referral from a paediatrician or GP is not required in order to access our services.
We team up with schools and teachers to offer extra in-classroom support to children. We’re able to support teachers through professional development in these areas as well.
Our therapists collaborate with paediatricians, psychologists, psychiatrists, doctors, and a number of other health professionals to fulfil children’s care needs.