Our occupational therapists are experts in child development and work closely with the whole family often offering practical advice and support. They may help with issues such as a child’s gross and fine motor skills, play and leisure skills, balance, organisation, self-care and helping them with their independence.
Sometimes this may be with young children who are not reaching their milestones or young adults transitioning into adulthood. This might involve discussing strategies to use for the whole family. They also pay attention to the sensory needs of the children. They might assist preparing a child developmentally for their age group on a cognitive, physical and emotional level.
Occupational therapists may also assess families for specialised equipment that may aid them in their everyday life. They also have specialised training in supporting children with complex needs such as Down’s syndrome or muscular dystrophy.