Mobile Brisbane Occupational Therapy for Children

What is Occupational Therapy (OT)?

Occupational Therapy (OT) looks at an individual’s occupations. Occupations is defined as daily activities which the individual participates in, or anything that ‘occupies time’. These occupations may be activities the individual

  • want to,
  • need to, or
  • are expected to do.

Occupational therapists aim to help the individual achieve success in their occupations by:

  • developing the knowledge and skills required for the occupation
  • modify the task or the way the task is completed
  • modify the environment or provide assistive devices

Occupational Therapist can provide assessment, therapy and consultation around:

  • Child development including is your child meeting developmental milestones and what are the next milestones for your child
  • Self-Care activities/Activities of daily living, such as toileting, dressing, and feeding
  • Gross motor skills, including hand eye coordination and core strength
  • Fine motor skills, including manual dexterity and strength
  • Participation and engagement in daily activities and routines
  • Attention and concentration in daily activities and routines
  • Sensory processing difficulties
  • Behavioural issues
  • Social skills and play
  • Self-regulation including emotional regulation and alertness
  • School Readiness
  • Prescription of equipment

Occupational Therapist work with children with and without diagnosis. We have experience in working with children with a range of conditions including:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Intellectual impairment
  • Global Developmental Delay (GDD)
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Downs Syndrome
  • Sensory Processing Disorder
  • Learning problems
  • Social emotional challenges
  • Anxiety
  • Developmental delays
  • Behavioural difficulties