Who are we?
Occupational Therapists are registered health professionals who work alongside families/ whānau to help develop children‘s skills, independence and participation in everyday occupations/activities such as play, school and self-care. We work individually as well as alongside team members both in the clinic, community and homes to support children in reaching their potential.
Who do we see?
We work alongside children aged 2-16 with a variety of disability needs. Our work may include:
·Assessment and provision of equipment for disability needs
·Safety assessments in the home for challenging behaviours
·Parent education groups e.g. sensory processing, Developmental Coordination Disorder, motor skills, self cares, play skills
·Therapeutic intervention for children e.g. motor skills, self-regulation. This may be individual or in a group setting.
Occupational Therapy is provided according to individual needs and available service provision.