Our paediatric occupational therapists assist children in performing “occupations” with the greatest level of independence possible. Childhood occupations include learning in school and playing with friends.
Here at NAPA Centre, we provide paediatric occupational therapy for children of all ages to help them achieve their full potential. Our highly experienced and dedicated paediatric occupational therapists 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 use a wide range of therapeutic equipment and techniques to best help your child achieve his or her goals. Parents are also encouraged to participate in therapy sessions as they are an integral part of the child’s treatment.
Occupational therapy can benefit children with a wide variety of diagnoses, including but not limited to: autism, birth injuries, cerebral palsy, developmental delays, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, sensory processing disorders, traumatic brain or spinal cord injuries, sensory processing disorders, and more.
At NAPA Centre, we understand that your child is unique with very specific needs. For this reason, we provide individualized therapy sessions for each child. We offer traditional weekly occupational therapy for children at our Melbourne and Sydney clinics. In addition to weekly traditional occupational therapy for children, we also offer intensive therapy sessions at our clinics and host pop-up events worldwide. If you think your child or loved one may benefit from paediatric occupational therapy at NAPA, please contact our team to begin the journey to creating an individualized therapy solution!
This can include immature or decreased motor control
Overly sensitive to sensory input, under-responsive to sensory input, touches people or objects constantly (seeking sensory input), or crashes or bangs into people or objects
Difficulty with sitting still, attention, and/or behavior,
Emotional reactivity, or difficulty calming self
Limited play skills, poor social development
And other challenges associated with sleeping.
Limited independence in self-care skills
Difficulty transitioning or accepting change in the environment or a routine