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Pediatric Occupational Therapy

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Occupational Therapy is a holistic health profession focused on facilitating participation in everyday activities. For children with Autism, OT aims to enhance their abilities to perform daily tasks, engage in their environment, and improve their overall quality of life.

In our Occupational Therapy (OT) services, we offer: 

Functional Capacity Assessments (FCA): FCAs are instrumental in NDIS planning, offering tailored recommendations based on evaluations conducted by occupational therapists. These assessments help individuals understand their support needs, make informed decisions regarding plan spending, and prepare for life transitions. Typically funded by the NDIS, prices vary depending on the provider and assessment complexity. FCAs provide valuable insights that enhance communication of needs and optimize plan utilization for improved outcomes.

Initial OT Assessment: Initial OT assessment understand the client's needs, preferences, and goals. Our experienced OTs utilize standardized assessments, clinical observations, and client interviews to gather comprehensive information and develop personalized treatment plans tailored to each individual's unique requirements.

Ongoing OT Sessions: Our OT services encompass ongoing therapy sessions designed to address identified goals and challenges outlined in the initial assessment. These sessions involve evidence-based interventions, therapeutic activities, and skill-building exercises aimed at promoting functional independence, improving quality of life, and enhancing overall well-being. Through regular sessions, we support clients in achieving their therapeutic goals and maximizing their potential for growth and development.

Treatment Goals for Autism

 

Our comprehensive OT approach addresses a wide range of goals tailored to the unique needs of each child, including:

 

  1. Sensory Processing: Assisting children in managing sensitivities or seeking sensory experiences in constructive ways.

  2. Emotional Regulation: Developing strategies to cope with emotions and reduce occurrences of meltdowns or outbursts.

  3. Motor Skills Development: Enhancing fine and gross motor abilities for improved coordination and daily function.

  4. Social Skills: Fostering meaningful interactions with peers and adults.

  5. Independence: Encouraging self-care skills for greater autonomy.

  6. Communication: Supporting the development of non-verbal and verbal communication skills.

  7. Cognitive Skills: Enhancing problem-solving, attention, and executive functioning.

  8. Sensory Regulation: Teaching techniques to modulate sensory input for better focus and engagement.

Treatment Activities

 

Our OT sessions include a variety of engaging activities, each selected to support specific therapeutic goals:

 

  1. Sensory Integration Therapy: Activities designed to help children appropriately respond to sensory stimulation.

  2. Therapeutic Play: Utilizing play to teach social cues, emotional regulation, and flexibility in thinking.

  3. Skill-Building Exercises: Targeted activities to improve motor skills, daily living tasks, and cognitive functions.

  4. Behavioral Strategies: Techniques to promote positive behaviors and emotional regulation.

  5. Parent and Caregiver Coaching: Empowering families with strategies to support their child's development at home and in the community.

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