What is Occupational Therapy?

Occupational therapy enables people to participate in activities they find meaningful. Occupational therapists (OTs) help people to:

  • improve their ability to look after themselves – for example, eat, dress or complete personal hygiene tasks
  • take part in activities at work, school and preschool or in the community
  • take part in leisure activities
  • move around more easily in physical environments – for example, with ramps.

Is this program right for you?

Occupational therapists work with children who might have difficulties because of injury or illness, psychological or emotional problems, developmental delay, intellectual disability or physical disability. Sessions can be individually or in a group.

Your child might see an OT if they have trouble doing everyday things because of physical, psychological or emotional problems, developmental delay or intellectual disability. OTs consider many areas of your child’s development, including thinking, emotions, behaviour, sensory processing, social interactions, play, gross motor skills and fine motor skills.

Our Difference

At Mind Care Consulting, our OT uses assessments and a client-family centered approach to better understand what your child’s needs are, what activities they can do, activities they/you want them to do, and any current limitations. The OT will focus on your child’s strengths and consider the unique needs of your family when working with your child. Once goals have been established, the OT will offer you strategies and techniques that can assist your child in their daily life and improve their adaptive functioning.

Funding

Sessions with an OT can be funded via the NDIS. Alternatively, your child may be able to access up to 5 sessions a year with a Chronic Disease Management Plan.