As a parent of a child who needs occupational therapy, you know the commitments required. The time spent traveling back and forth, taking time from work or from other obligations, and the need for your child to adjust to a new setting all complicate the process.
Ready Kids has a convenient, effective solution: mobile paediatric occupational therapy. With this service, one of our therapists will travel to a location of your choosing and work with your child there. Most often, this is your home, your child’s school, or a childcare facility. We can even incorporate online therapy through Telehealth.
What are the benefits of a mobile Paediatric Occupational Therapy clinic?
There are some distinct benefits that mobile paediatric occupational therapy provides:
A Natural Environment
Seeing your child in his or her natural environment such as home or school allows the therapist to tailor treatment and make recommendations based on the existing surroundings, resources, supports, and space available. At the clinic, there will be tools and games that you may not have in your home, but with mobile therapy, the specialist can use what’s present, which may be more appealing to your child. Also, utilising specific areas in the home or school, for example, may help your child associate those places with therapy and learning, which in turn might make it easier to do the therapy-related “homework” each week.
More Comfort for Your Child
Working in a familiar environment most likely will make your child feel safer and more comfortable. If you go to a clinic, there are multiple adjustments which a child needs to make, including new clinic environment, new therapist and new routine. It is easier for a child to adapt to a newcomer (i.e. the therapist) in a familiar setting such as their home or school. As a result, the child and the therapist form a stronger, faster bond. When the child is more comfortable, the therapy is going to be more effective and meaningful. Your child might even want to share and show their home or classroom to their Occupational Therapist!
Sometimes it’s a struggle getting a child into a car to go to therapy, and that can also lead to stress or anxiety hindering effective therapy. There is always an expenditure of time, time you may not really have to spare, and of money for fuel. With mobile therapy, our therapist comes to you, which means you save time travelling to and from the clinic, save money on fuel, and potentially reduce the number of battles getting your child in and out of the car.
Ready Kids is here for you and your child!
At Ready Kids, we are dedicated to occupational therapy that is fun, engaging, practical, and collaborative. We take the time to get to know you and your family so that we can customise therapy to meet your needs and goals. For us, your child’s wellbeing and success always come first.
All of our occupational therapists are registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and are members of the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia. In addition, they undergo ongoing professional development so that their knowledge and resources are always on the cutting edge.
We are based in Brisbane, but our mobile therapy is available to families in the Logan and Redlands areas as well.
If mobile paediatric occupational therapy sounds like something you’d like to try, we’d love to hear from you! Our contact page provides three convenient ways to get in touch with us: phone, email, or online form. We look forward to meeting your family and helping your child to thrive and grow!