Paediatric Occupational Therapy

Paediatric Occupational Therapy (OT) services are available for children aged birth to 8 years of age. The services available include:

  • Assessment and consultation
  • Individual therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Information for parents, carers, community service providers (eg. Preschool teachers)

Does your child have difficulty with daily activities? Seek advice from a Paediatric OT if your child is:

  • Self-care: Having difficulty with daily activities such as dressing, toileting, eating a variety of foods.
  • Fine motor: Having difficulty using his/ her hands to manipulate toys and tools such as cutlery, a toothbrush, pencil, scissors
  • Gross motor: balance, kicking a ball, coordination
  • Play skills
  • Sensory processing: Avoiding (food/textures, messy play) or seeking (sand/water play, very active) sensory play more than children their own age, which is impacting on the child’s well-being
  • School Skills: concentration, remembering instructions, pencil grasp, mixing with other children, organising themselves and their belongings
  • Or if you have any concerns about your child’s ability to perform daily activities at home, kinder or school and would like to discuss them

Referrals

Referrals are welcome from parents, carers, health professionals and other community service providers. If required, interpreters are provided free of charge, but bookings are necessary.

To enquire about this service, please contact BCH Service Access on 9450 2000.

 

Links and Further Information

Royal Children's Hospital:
www.rch.org.au/ot/information_sheets/Kids_health_information/

OT Australia
www.otaus.com.au/about/about-ot/about-ot

 

Acknowledgement: Funded by the Australian Government Department of Social services. Visit the Department of Social Services website (www.dss.gov.au) for more information.
Disclaimer: Although funding for these Allied Health services has been provided by the Australian Government, the material contained herein does not necessarily represent the views or policies of the Australian Government.