Our occupational therapists help children and adults with disability participate in everyday life.
What is occupational therapy?
The primary goal of occupational therapy is to enable people to participate in the ‘occupations’ of everyday life. This include things like self-care tasks, household tasks, work and participation in hobbies and interests.
Occupational therapists help people overcome any barriers that stop them from doing the things they want to do, need to do, or are expected to do. They do this by helping people develop skills, modifying an activity or modifying an environment.
Our Occupational Therapy Services
Working as part of therapy teams, our qualified occupational therapists help people with disability participate in daily activities, increase their independence and achieve their goals in life.
Areas that our occupational therapists can provide support include:
- Self-care (e.g. bathing, dressing, brushing teeth)
- Cognitive skills (e.g. attention, memory, problem-solving)
- Fine motor skills (e.g. writing, holding cutlery, fastening buttons)
- Gross motor skills (e.g. crawling, walking, standing, throwing)
- Daily living skills (e.g. cooking, cleaning, budgeting)
- Eating and drinking
- Sensory processing
- Emotional regulation
- Play and socialising
- Mental health
- Rehabilitation following injury or illness
Our occupational therapy services are available to people of all ages who have Autism Spectrum Disorder, intellectual, neurological and physical disabilities. Services are tailored to the needs of each individual and can include:
- Strategies to develop new skills
- Modifying tasks to make them more manageable
- Making changes to home, school, work and community environments
- Identifying aids and equipment that can assist
Services can be provided at home, school, the workplace, in our clinics and in community settings.