“Watching a child makes it obvious that the development of his mind comes through his movements” 

– Maria Montessori

WHAT DOES AN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST DO?

What is a child’s ‘job’ or ‘occupation’? To play, to draw, to run, to climb, to eat, to bath and dress, to write, to play with others……..

During these activities children learn to make sense of the world around them and develop physical coordination, emotional maturity, social skills to interact with other children, and self-confidence to try new things and explore new environments.

If a child is having difficulty with these daily tasks of living, then an assessment by an Occupational Therapist is needed.

 

WHAT DOES AN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST DO?

What is a child’s ‘job’ or ‘occupation’? To play, to draw, to run, to climb, to eat, to bath and dress, to write, to play with others……..

During these activities children learn to make sense of the world around them and develop physical coordination, emotional maturity, social skills to interact with other children, and self-confidence to try new things and explore new environments.

If a child is having difficulty with these daily tasks of living, then an assessment by an Occupational Therapist is needed.

 

HOW CAN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS HELP YOUR CHILD?

Please contact us for a no obligation chat if you are worried about your child in any of the following areas:

Fine motor skills-Cutting, handwriting, hand manipulation

Eating – limited range of food (‘picky eater’) or fear of food

Functional skills – doing up buttons/zips/shoelaces or feeding themselves, toileting, brushing teeth etc

Learning skills – difficulty in planning, organisation, problem solving or remembering information

Processing sensory information – overly sensitive or under reactive to touch, movement, sights, sounds, tastes, or smells

Play skills – playing with age appropriate toys, playing with other children

Gross motor – difficulty sitting upright at desk, climbing, running or throwing or playing on the playground. Appears clumsy or awkward

Attention – not able to shift to the next task or difficulty in focusing on one task. Possible or diagnosed ADD/DHD

Visual perception

Behaviour – impulsive, lacking self-control, or can’t unwind or calm self.

 

OUR DETAILS

To get in touch with us please fill in the form or feel free to call us on
5976 2570 

info@joytherapy.com.au

PO Box 3467 Mornington Vic 3931

We are here to answer any questions you have regarding speech pathology and occupational therapy for your child.  We will get in touch with you within 24 hours of your enquiry.

 

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OUR DETAILS

To get in touch with us please fill in the form or feel free to call us on
5976 2570 

info@joytherapy.com.au

PO Box 3467 Mornington Vic 3931

We are here to answer any questions you have regarding speech pathology and occupational therapy for your child.  We will get in touch with you within 24 hours of your enquiry.

 

 

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