Occupational Therapy

What is Occupational Therapy?

Occupational Therapy helps people to do the everyday things that they want to do and need to do when faced with illness, injury, disability or challenging life events. (AOTI). Each individual’s needs are unique, so the Occupational Therapist will tailor-make a comprehensive treatment program to meet individual needs.

OTServices


We provide the following services:

  • Occupational therapy assessment and scoring
  • Occupational therapy assessment report
  • Occupational therapy home and school programme
  • Occupational therapy consultation with parents, class teacher, significant others
  • Occupational therapy treatment sessions or joint therapy sessions with other disciplines
  • Training workshops for parents, teachers, Special Needs Assistants and significant others
  • Assessment and recommendations for assistive technology
  • Contribution to the multidisciplinary team
  • Multidisciplinary assessments
  • Group sessions e.g. social skills groups, feeding groups, the ALERT programme
  • School & Home visits
  • Referral to other Professionals in our Team

Who can benefit from Occupational Therapy?

Individuals with the following difficulties will benefit from occupational therapy:

  1. Decreased motor skills:
    Fine motor (e.g. colouring, writing, cutting skills, etc.)
    Gross motor (e.g. running, jumping, ball skills, etc.)
    Balance and coordination
  2. Developmental coordination disorder/dyspraxia
  3. Autism spectrum disorders (Pervasive Developmental Disorder Not-Otherwise-Specified, Autism, Asperger Syndrome)
  4. Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  5. Handwriting problems
  6. Decreased self-care e.g. dressing, tying laces, buttons, using eating utensils and others
  7. Decreased play skills
  8. Learning difficulties
  9. Sensory processing difficulties
  10. Mental health issues
  11. Pressure Care and Posture and Anxiety Management for older people
  12. Adult rehabilitation (e.g. stroke, brain injury)
  13. Housing Adaptation Grants