Occupational Therapy (OT) helps individuals develop and/or regain skills important for independent functioning, health and well-being. An OT can identify strengths and difficulties, such as dressing or writing, and will help work out practical solutions. OT’s work from a holistic perspective, in that the focus is on adapting the environment to fit the person. Holding a minimum of a Bachelors Degree, our OT’s recognise the common sensory processing barriers affecting those with Autism Spectrum Disorders, and are trained to provide sensory integration, which focuses primarily on three basic senses; tactile, vestibular, and proprioceptive.
OT is provided for students attending the day program between 8.30am-1.30pm. In addition to this, children enrolled can access additional after school therapy services. These additional sessions run between 2pm-5pm. These afternoon sessions [between 2-5pm] are also available to the general public, however we do have a limited number of appointments. Our OTs are able to provide assessments and treatment plans for children, adolescents and adults with a broad range of diagnoses. Please contact us should you wish to make an appointment or get more information.