Services Assessment, Intervention, Advocacy

Assessment

Kids OT

Children go through the assessment process to identify the problem areas, set goals, and direction for intervention. There is a wide scope of assessment options available, from light screening to in-depth assessment processes. Kids OT have a broad range of assessment tools to draw upon, including standardised and play based assessments. Options include: Sensory Processing Profiles, Visual-Motor Integration, Visual Perceptual Development, Sensory Integration, Gross Motor and Fine Motor Development.

Discuss the different assessment packages and related costs with Kids OT to make an informed choice.

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Intervention

Therapy sessions are with a qualified and registered Paediatric Occupational Therapist. The programmes below can be integrated to create a personalised therapy intervention to best meet the needs of your child.

Occupational Therapy Programmes:


Sensory Processing

To improve the ability to use sensory information to understand and effectively interact with people and objects.

Fine Motor Skills

To improve dexterity, control and precision to develop good handwriting/scissor cutting/cutlery skills and perform other fine motor intricate tasks.

Gross Motor Skills

To improve postural control, balance ,agility and strength in upper and lower limbs to perform physical activities with confidence.

Motor Planning

To improve motor planning and execution of movement efficiently.

Executive Functioning

Develop attention, memory, perception, organisation, regulation and problem solving abilities.

Bilateral Coordination, Sequencing and Praxis

Enhance movement efficiency and functional participation in everyday tasks.

Occular Motor Control

To enable greater success in reading, writing, copying and eye-hand coordination tasks.

Visual Perception

To improve visual perception and/or perceptual motor skills for greater success in academics and written work.

Self-Regulation

Teach the ability to adjust internal energy levels to suit the situation to remain alert and engaged to be able to learn the task. This includes calming and alerting strategies.

Emotional Regulation

Identify triggers and learn strategies to manage emotions effectively.

Social Skills

Learn and practice ways to communicate effectively with peers and adults.

Self-care Skills

Learn basic tasks eg.using cutlery,tying shoelaces , getting dressed, brushing their teeth, bathing etc.

Specialised Equipment

Provide advice and guidance on the choosing or purchase of specialty equipment to increase independence and quality of life.

Advocacy

We are here to help if you need support to communicate with Health or Education services to understand your child’s issues.

  • Attend meetings to assist in clarification around issues and advocate on your behalf
  • Contribute to reports from multi-disciplinary teams
  • Provide information and/or reports to teachers/other people directly involved with your child
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