Groups

Groups are run through the summer holidays. Each group is small with a maximum of 6 children.

Parent goals are sorted at the beginning and a short report will follow the end of the groups.

Our experience shows that when a child is exposed to therapy with intensity (10 sessions in two weeks), there is marked change in skills, strength and confidence.

Types of groups:

 Intensive Sensorimotor Group:

10 sessions of 1.5 hours over two weeks. The intensity creates greater changes than can be achieved with weekly OT. Addressing gross motor, fine motor skills and sensory processing.

  • Organisational skills, on task behaviour and listening
  • Balance
  • Sense of calmness
  • Posture, strength, coordination
  • Fine & gross motor skills
  • Sensory processing
  • Eye Tracking

School Readiness:

10 sessions over 2 weeks to address all the skills needed for school entry (Kindergarten and Pre Primary)

  • Following a routine
  • Fine Motor skills
  • Spatial Skills
  • Social Skills
  • Postural control – the ability to sit upright
  • Gross  motor skills
  • Body awareness
  • Stamina
  • Listening Skills

 Hand Writing:

10 sessions over 2 weeks to address hand writing, hand strength and dexterity, and upper limb and core strength.

  • Core strength/Postural control
  • Mechanics of handwriting – pencil grip, in-hand manipulation skills
  • Vestibular function – balance, muscle tone, eye movement
  • Shoulder stability
  • Integration of postural reflexes
  • Upper limb and hand movement
  • Thinking and writing at the same time
  • Listening and social skills

Social Skills:

10 sessions over 2 weeks to develop the skills necessary for engagement and interaction with others.

  • Awareness of others
  • Joining in and taking turns
  • Reading and responding to social cues
  • Dealing with teasing