An Occupational Therapy Assessment looks at the current day to day functioning of the child and family across different environments. During this process we cover activities of daily living, education, social and emotional development and any other areas of concern you may have.
Follow up assessments may be arranged such as a motor assessment of fine motor and gross motor skills, sensory processing assessment, school or child care observation, play skills assessment etc.
From here we work together to set goals in order to find an approach that works for you and your family. This might include a block of individual therapy, development of a home program, participation in group sessions, referral to other services, or our online programs and resources.
Individual Occupational Therapy
Together Thriving strongly values the partnerships we develop with families, knowing that the more we work together, the better the outcomes will be.
During individual therapy our OT's will work with you to set specific goals that, together, we work towards in a set time period i.e. a school term / semester, school holiday period etc.
At the end of that time period together we review the goals to determine progress and, as a team, we explore if further sessions would be helpful, or if there are other avenues that will help meet your child's needs.
Together Thriving offers group sessions throughout the school
terms and school holidays working
on goals such as motor skills,
social skills and group participation,
school readiness, self regulation etc.
What is Occupational Therapy?
As registered Occupational Therapists we work alongside families
to help them to thrive in everyday living.
We have a unique 'occupational' focus, helping children and their families
to work towards their goals and build independence in the
things they need to and want to do everyday.
This includes things such as:
Play skills and social participation
Daily routine and self care tasks such as bathing, toileting,
tooth brushing, hair brushing and dressing
Educational skills such as handwriting, scissor skills
and school readiness
We work not only on specific activities, but also the underlying skills
required for these tasks such as:
Fine motor skills
Gross motor skills