Paediatric Occupational Therapy Services


 

 

 

PromOTe Occupational Therapy provides  paediatric OT assessments and intervention. We work with kids having difficulties  in the following areas:

1) Handwriting:

Handwriting difficulties are a common reason to refer to an OT. There are a number of reasons that can affect handwriting, poor handwriting is only the “tip of iceberg”. OT can evaluate and assist your child to master this skill.

2) Gross Motor Skills:

We can assist children with gross motor difficulties. Some examples of activities involving gross motor skills are jumping, skipping, hopping, riding a bike/scooter, crawling, riding horse, playing footy etc.

3) Fine Motor Skills:

Fine motor skills are skills that involve using smaller muscles in your hands, wrist and fingers to do activities. Some activities involving fine motor skills are using cutlery, turning pages, tying shoe laces, buttoning, playing with small toys etc.

4) Sensory Processing:

Sensations from hearing, vision, taste, smell, touch, pressure and movement provides the input to brain which is organized for movement, cognition and learning. Some children find it difficult to process sensory information. Sensory processing difficulties may also present with motor skills problem. These children may have strong emotional behaviours or meltdowns.

5) Feeding:

We work with children who are picky eaters or problem feeders and children with delayed oral motor skills. We also collaborate with the speech therapists as needed.

6) Attention and Behaviour:

We work with kids who struggle with maintaining attention and have increased activity levels. We also work with children with challenging behaviours such as aggressive behaviours, frequent emotional meltdowns and poor safety.

7) Social skills:

Social skills is a broad term which includes turn taking & sharing, eye contact, facial expressions, tone of voice, understanding emotions and humour. Some children may find this more challenging than others.

8) Organizational Skills:

Developing good organizational skills is a key ingredient for success in school and life.  Some children find it challenging to develop organizational skills and needs assistance, for e.g. using a visual schedule to stay on task and transition.

9) Self Care:

Self care activities involve our everyday activities. We also provide assistance for toileting and sleep difficulties.