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Occupational Therapy

Supporting Development of Independence in Everyday Activities

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An occupational therapist can contribute to supporting the development of a child’s independence in everyday activities including self-care, sleeping, feeding, dressing, toileting and a range of activities that are part of family life.


Fine Motor Skills which include:

  • developing grasps in early infancy
  • Developing hand preference
  • Pre writing skills
  • Holding and using a pencil
  • Handwriting
  • Scissor skills

Gross Motor Skills which include:

  • Supporting early movement patterns such as crawling
  • Body awareness
  • Motor planning
  • Seated posture
  • Balance and Coordination
  • Ball skills
  • Bike riding

Sensory processing:

  • Sensory reaction to the body or external stimulus which impacts attention, behaviour and learning

Self-Care:

  • Daily skills of getting ready for life like dressing, toileting, hygiene, eating and sleeping

Staff involved with
Occupational Therapy
Services
Ashley Whitelaw
Occupational Therapist

Ashley is a paediatric Occupational Therapist who is passionate about working with children and their families in a play-based fun environment.

Ardrie McDermott
Occupational Therapist

A paediatric Occupational Therapist who has a Graduate Certificate in Developmental Trauma and has a strong interest in working with young children and their families who have experienced trauma.

Tesharnie Gruar
Occupational Therapist

Tesharnie enjoys working with children of all ages to help them reach their goals while having fun along the way! She has special interest areas of toilet training and fine motor skills.

Rachael Taylor
Occupational Therapist

Rachael has a passion for supporting children to develop and grow to reach their full potential. She enjoys encouraging families to identify what is most important to them and working with them to achieve their goals.

Leanne de Groot
Occupational Therapist (currently on Long Service Leave)

Leanne is an occupational therapist with over 20 years of experience in paediatric settings.

Jenna Rickard
Occupational Therapist

Jenna is a paediatric occupational therapist who has completed further training in assessment and strategies for sensory processing difficulties in children at the SPD Foundation in Denver, USA.

For further information about NDIS, our services, and how we may be able to help you, please contact us.

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