Occupational Therapy

Little Bodies Therapy offers experienced paediatric occupational therapists for children of all ages and abilities. Interventions are individually tailored to your child's needs using an evidence-based utilising your child's strengths. 

PAEDIATRIC OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY SERVICE
  
What is a child's primary occupation and what can an occupational therapist assist with? A child's primary occupations are to be a playmate, a friend, a student and to be developing independence in their activities of daily life. 
Common areas that an occupational therapist can assist with include:
  • Fine motor skills such as writing, cutlery use, buttons, zips and opening lunch boxes,
  • School readiness such as pre-writing skills, pencil skills, scissors skills and learning how to take turns,
  • Gross motor skills and body awareness,
  • Daily living skills such as cooking,
  • Self-care skills such as dressing, toileting, teeth-brushing, and other aspects of general hygiene,
  • Cognitive skills such as attention, problem solving and flexible thinking,
  • Sensory processing,
  • Emotional regulation,
  • Play, social skills and social thinking,
  • Mealtimes and fussy eating, and 
  • Positive Behaviour Support.

 

 

Our occupational therapists are available to provide services to teachers and early childhood educators by providing assessments, treatment and education in school settings. Therapists are able to complete screening assessments on children who are having difficulty with classroom tasks and feedback recommendations to teachers in order to promote include and success in educational activities.

Little Bodies Therapists are also able to provide education staff with training and expertise to ensure they are well-equipped to provide the best possible supports to students with unique and specific learning needs.