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Paediatric Occupational Therapy 0-18years

Marianne Mobley , Occupational Therapist, works from our paediatric room on Friday and every alternate Saturday morning.

 

What is Occupational Therapy (OT)?

Occupational therapists help people of all ages cope with demands, adapt to tasks, and overcome challenges in their everyday lives. Occupational therapy is a profession concerned with promoting health and well-being through occupation. The primary goal of occupational therapy is to enable people to participate fully in the activities of their everyday life. It does this by using specific activities to enable people to do things that will enhance their ability to participate or by modifying the physical environment to better support participation.

Learn more about Occupational Therapy on the OT Australia website: http://www.otaus.com.au/aboutus/about-ot

 

So what can Occupational Therapy offer you and your child?

Marianne works in partnership with parents/carers to problem solve difficulties and provide solutions for:

  • independence and safety with bathing/showering/toileting/tooth-brushing/dressing etc
  • independence with eating and drinking
  • difficulties with extremely ‘picky’ feeders
  • developmental progression
  • play and social skills
  • school readiness skills
  • handwriting and pencil skills
  • self esteem and confidence
  • sensory processing difficulties that are impacting participation and learning

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