Sometimes autism makes even our everyday tasks more difficult.
Whether it’s getting dressed, cooperating with others, even eating dinner together, helping your child with autism learn to do and enjoy even the most mundane tasks can be a challenge.
Our team of Occupational Therapists work extensively with children living with autism and understand the impact it has on them and their families.
Let us help your child learn to overcome their daily challenges and build the skills they need for more independent and happy daily living.
Our Occupational Therapists are all fully registered with Occupational Therapy Australia as well as the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Association (AHPRA).
They meet the highest standards of their profession and continue to educate themselves on the latest research and most effective methods for helping your child.
Our Occupational Therapists are also registered providers of Medicare Enhanced Primary Care Plans, Better Start, and the National Disability Insurance Scheme, which means that with a referral from your General Practitioner, rebates are available for most of the services our Occupational Therapists provide.
From assessments of your child’s strengths and challenges to therapies that help them develop their abilities, our Occupational Therapists can help your child improve all the skills they need for daily living.
Our Occupational Therapy assessments include both informal and standardised testing, as well as observation and consultation with children, their families, and their support networks to ensure we get a full and accurate picture of your child’s strengths and challenges.
After every assessment, we provide you with a written report and follow-up consultation to discuss possible outcomes and therapies for your child.
Our Occupational Therapists can assess your child’s:
- Attention span and stamina.
- Transitions to new activities.
- Play skills.
- Social skills.
- School readiness.
- Need for personal space.
- Sensory processing skills and preferences.
- Responses to touch or other types of stimuli.
- Motor skills such as posture, balance, or manipulation of small objects.
- Aggression or other types of negative behaviours.
- Interactions between them and their caregivers.
Once we’ve determined where your child has room for improvement, our Occupational Therapists can help and support them through a variety of therapies.
They can conduct 30 or 60-minute therapy sessions to help your child develop:
- Daily living skills, such as toilet training, dressing, brushing teeth, and other grooming skills.
- Fine motor skills required for holding objects like handwriting or cutting with scissors.
- Gross motor skills used for walking, climbing stairs, or riding a bike.
- Sitting, posture, or perceptual skills, such as telling the differences between colours, shapes, and sizes.
- Sensory integration to reduce sensitivities to noises, textures, lights, and foods.
- Awareness of his or her body and its relation to others.
- Visual skills for reading and writing.
- Play, coping, self-help, problem-solving, communication, and social skills.
Our Occupational Therapists can also prescribe special equipment to assist with everyday tasks and other special daily needs.
And like all our therapy services, our Occupational Therapists use our Therapy Plus program to help your child work through their daily living challenges before, during, and after their sessions.
Our Therapy Plus program includes:
- Personalised session plans and goals tailored to your child.
- Support between sessions in the completion of at-home success tasks and activities.
- Access to a diverse team of specialists to ensure they get all the support they need.
- School visits to help your child succeed in all aspects of their life.
Don’t wait to get your child the help they need for a peaceful and happy daily life.