Occupational Therapy

How to decode the skills involved in dressing yourself, holding a pencil or scissors, reading emotions or the ability to regulate yourself?

Occupational Therapy looks at modifying the environment to change the way your brain perceives information. It supports key sensorimotor abilities, or readiness skills, necessary for physical, visual, auditory, postural, self-regulatory, and social/emotional skills. These skills and abilities are necessary not just in early childhood, but continue to support our optimal growth, wholeness, health, development and creativity all throughout life.

Do you feel your child is academically underachieving?


They may not have the skills necessary to sit and take in information, look clumsy in their movement and postures, have difficultly paying attention, holding a pen or following instructions.

Thinking and learning are not all in our head. For some children, some of these stages or ‘core foundation skills’ are underdeveloped, missing or inefficient and can often have a domino effect through many other areas.

Our entire brain structure is intimately connected to and grown by the movement mechanisms within our body.
Our job is to help ‘re-wire’ these connections so that these academic skills can be accessed.

Learning is not just in our heads.

“A well-trained nervous system is the greatest friend a mind can have.”

Allowing kids with ADHD to move around in class may help them collect their thoughts.
cute kids with special needs playing with developing toys while sitting at the desk in daycare center

 

Children will benefit from Occupational Therapy if they have;

Poor coordination

Difficulty with handwriting

Decreased attention or ability to participate in age appropriate activities

Delayed motor skill development

Been diagnosed with a learning disability

Decreased self-esteem and self-concept

Delayed motor skill development

Difficulties with feeding, is a picky eater or a messy eater

Decreased balance (“clumsiness”)

Low muscle tone or strength

Difficulty completing tasks that seem easily attained by peers

Decreased visual skills including visual perceptual skills and ocular motor skills

Behavioral challenges or social skill issues

Start your journey

Location

Centre of Movement
Ground Floor, Suite 3
328 Scottsdale Drive
Robina, QLD 4226

Contact Us
Phone: 07 5636 9458
Our Hours
Mon – Fri 9:00 – 5:00pm
*After hours and home appointments available upon request
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