Noah’s Inclusion Services in Nowra employs a range of professionals including Occupational Therapists to assist children in various ways.
Working with people of all ages, an Occupational Therapists aims to advance and empower participation in day to day activities.
Occupational Therapists are found in both physical and mental disability health services, working with those who encounter problems in the occupations of everyday life, for any reason.
These occupations include:
- Exercises of every day living: Self-care exercises, for example, washing, dressing and eating
- Community and home functions: Shopping, driving, financial management, and getting around
- Education: Activities which support learning and educational environments
- Social: Interacting with others in a positive way
- Work: Either paid activities or volunteer work
Likewise, Occupational Therapists will evaluate and suggest assistive technologies and alterations to the physical environment that will help people to take part in the occupations of daily life.
Children’s Occupational Therapy
Children’s occupations are based on play and learning. Occupational Therapists work with kids with any condition, disability or impairment that influences their capacity to take part in regular life tasks, for example, dressing themselves, eating, attending education, socialising and being a part of groups or clubs.
This can help kids with:
- Neurological conditions
- Orthopaedic, surgical or acute medical conditions
- Physical disability
- Developmental delays or disabilities
- Sensory processing and attention disorders
Occupational Therapists work with the child, their family and other significant figures in the child’s life, for example, their teacher or health professionals.
Services offered by Occupational Therapists may include:
- Helping kids reach developmental milestones, for example, in hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, play, getting dressed, or holding a pen or cutlery.
- Helping guardians, parents, carers and others to educate them in how to encourage the child’s improvement and learning.
- Helping with developmental delays, learning regular activities, like washing, getting dressed, brushing teeth, and eating.
- Helping with behavioural issues, for example, utilising positive approaches to managing their anger by writing down emotions or performing physical actions.
Contact us today if you believe your child could benefit from Occupational Therapy and would like to know how Noah’s can assist.