Occupational Therapy

Melville OT is unique in that we assess the child according to how their difficulties with development impact on their roles of:

  • play, on own and with others
  • using their hands
  • moving through space
  • playing sport
  • social interaction
  • classroom performance
  • being a scholar
  • how they relate to family members
  • using their hands feet and body together
  • dealing with their sensory environment

Assessment includes:

  • taking a developmental history
  • an assessment to determine areas to focus on
  • discussion and setting goals with parents and significant others

Intervention may include:

  • sensory strategies to modify behaviour and reduce anxiety
  • use of activities and sensory integration equipment to facilitate change
  • strategies for home and school

Our approach is “top down” and “bottom up” giving cognitive strategies and movement based activities.

Evidence supports this method.

Our approach is “top down” and “bottom up” giving cognitive strategies and movement based activities.