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Occupational Therapy



NAPA Centre provides paediatric occupational therapy services for infants through young adulthood. Our occupational therapy services take a developmental approach to address areas of physical ability (fine and gross motor skills), sensory processing and modulation, handwriting skills, visual motor skills, and self-help skills. We offer OT services in our clinic setting, utilising therapeutic equipment and techniques to best meet your children’s needs. Parents and carers are encouraged to participate in therapy sessions as they are an integral part of a child’s treatment.

Your child may benefit from occupational therapy services if they display:

  • Poor fine motor skills
  • Immature gross motor skills
  • Decreased motor control
  • Decreased eye hand coordination
  • Overly sensitive to sensory input (sound, sight, touch)
  • Under responsive to sensory input (sound, sight, touch)
  • Touches people or objects constantly (seeking sensory input)
  • Crashes and/or bangs into people or objects
  • Poor attention/difficulty sitting still
  • Difficulty calming self
  • Difficulty with sleeping
  • Difficulty with sitting still, attention, and/or behaviour
  • Emotional reactivity
  • Reactive to feel of clothing, baths, haircuts, nail cutting, or tooth brushing
  • Limited play skills
  • Poor social development
  • Limited independence in self care skills
  • Difficulty transitioning or accepting change in the environment or a routine

Many children with learning or motor delays also have trouble developing the social sensitivity necessary to forming and sustaining relationships with peers. Our open plan area allows children to interact with and observe many other children while working on new skills. We also have quiet breakaway rooms to allow for more focused work.

 

 

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