At Brain Train, our occupational therapy is often play-based and centred around developing self-care and independence skills, including getting dressed, eating, going to school and making friends. Brain Train’s occupational therapists:
- Help children achieve their developmental milestones, such as gross and fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination to help with play, school or independent skills (e.g. throwing a ball, getting dressed, holding a pen or utensil)
- Educate and involve parents, carers and others to facilitate the development and learning of children
- Help children with developmental delays learn everyday tasks (such as bathing, getting dressed, brushing their teeth, grooming and feeding themselves)
- Help children with behavioural issues maintain positive behaviours in all environments (e.g. instead of hitting others or acting out, using positive ways to deal with disregulation)
- Help children with school-based skills (e.g., attention, organisation, handwriting/typing, cutting, numeracy/literacy)
Our occupational therapists can work together with individuals of all ages to support independence and help them reach their potential.
When helping very young children, our occupational therapists work with the child and their parents, individually, and as part of a multi-disciplinary team in early childhood intervention group programs.