A – Paediatric Occupational Therapists undertake a minimum of four years university training to develop specialised skills in assessing children and identifying the underlying areas that can impact on their development, behaviour, learning and performance. This includes all areas of development, play, self care or learning skills.
Paediatric OT’s use play based activities to motivate and engage children to develop a variety of skills and overcome any areas of challenge that is hindering their performance. Although therapy can look and feel like play to the child, the therapist is enhancing the child’s brain, body and skill development, which supports learning, builds self confidence and sets the foundations for success
Paediatric Occupational Therapists target the following areas:
- General development
- Emotional and self regulation skills
- Attention and memory
- Planning and organisational skills
- Sensory processing differences
- Self care skills (sleeping, dressing, toileting and feeding)
- School readiness skills
- Prewriting/Handwriting skills
- Learning and academic pursuits
- Play and social skills
- Movement and coordination skills
- Fine and gross motor skills
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