Occupational Therapy

Children's Occupational Therapy - Gold Coast

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Occupational therapists work with children who may have physical, developmental, sensory, or cognitive challenges that affect their everyday life.

The goal of children’s occupational therapy is to promote independence, improve functional abilities, enhance social interactions, and support overall well-being in children from infancy through adolescence.

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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.”

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How learning happens?

Learning happens in a sequential pattern – if the underlying foundation skill  is not there you can not build on it. Cognition and intellect are not engaged for learning.

If your child’s vestibular system is underdeveloped due to  middle ear infections, they may miss postural security, then perceptual motor development is not automatic and they then have trouble sitting still at school.

Occupational therapy for children should address the underlying area of concern. The Centre of Movement has a range of modalities, equipment and sensory apparatus to ensure your child climbs this pyramid of learning!

What are the benefits of Occupational Therapy
for children?

Attention and Behaviour​

The ability to focus and self regulate. The gap between what your child can do and where they want to be. This can be influenced by motivation, self-esteem, sensory integration, practice, language difficulties and any existing diagnosis.

Physical Skills

Do you feel your child is not progressing in their milestones, clumsy, or getting frustrated or embarrassed at not 'being able to keep up with their peers'. Our clinic, Centre of Movement, has gold standard equipment in an engaging and friendly space right here on the Gold Coast.

School Readiness​

Programs to develop a child’s skills in the specific areas of social interaction, play, language, emotional development, physical ability, literacy and fine motor skills. If you feel there is an skill set that your child needs to catch up on, contact us to help.​

Child Development

Does your child already have a diagnosis? Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, chromosomal disorders, Acquired Brain Injury (ABI), Autism (ASD), Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Centre of Movement is well equipped to help your child learn and thrive with regular therapy.

Play and Social Skills

Play is the way that children learn about the environment, their bodies and their place in the world around them. It is an important skill when transitioning into group environments and also enables emotional regulation in a child. ​

Intensive Therapy​

Centre of Movement offers intensive therapy programs that can be specific to Occupational Thearapy or include Exercise Physiology and hydrotherapy to produce therapy goals and outcomes at an accelerated rate. Intensive therapy can be 2 or 3 weeks in duration. ​

Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy for children on the Gold Coast

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at our Burleigh Heads clinic!

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