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Occupational Therapy

We provide functional capacity assessments for paediatric and adult participants, psychosocial capacity building, emotional regulation assistance and mental health occupational therapy appointments to the Australian community.

What is occupational therapy?

Occupational therapy is a therapy of intervention that assists individuals of all ages undertake certain occupations and engage in day-day activities.
Occupations are defined as everyday activities that people do as individuals, families and with communities to occupy time and bring meaning and purpose to life.
Occupations include things people NEED and WANT and are EXPECTED to do.

What does an Occupational Therapist (OT) do?

The main goal of an Occupational therapist is to assist people to participate in activities of everyday life. This can range from self care activities (washing hair) to develop emotional regulation skills. Occupational Therapists assist individuals to partake in simple to more difficult conversations or tasks that life eventually exposes us to.

Our team of OTs provide services for age ranges from birth to adulthood.

We provide services for our patients with learning difficulties, fine and gross motor problems, emotional regulation difficulties, mental health concerns and provide assistance with the following:

  • Home and School Support
  • Sensory Integration
  • Parent and caregiver support
  • Social skills support
  • Fine motor skills development
  • Gross motor skills development
  • Feeding and Self-Care Skills
  • Transition and vocational skills

Who might need an Occupational Therapist?

  • Those with psychosocial, learning and physical disabilities
  • Those struggling with mental health ailments
  • Those recovering from illness or injury
  • Those looking to review eligibility for the NDIS
  • Children struggling with developmental delay

What does a Paediatric Occupational Therapist do?

A Paediatric Occupational Therapist works with children who have various physical, cognitive, or developmental challenges and supports them to develop the necessary skills to function optimally in their daily lives.

An Occupational Therapist may work with children who have developmental delays, genetic disorders, sensory processing disorders, neurological or physical impairments, or behavioural problems.

After a comprehensive evaluation, the therapist will develop a treatment plan that is tailored to the child’s specific needs and goals keeping in mind what the environment that child is currently in will allow.

Treatment may include activities that focus on improving:

  • Hand-eye coordination
    • play, handwriting and typing skills.
  • Visual perceptual skills
  • Sensory processing
  • Self-care skills
    • dressing, bathing, toilet use, eating, chores, making meals or snacks and organising themselves.
  • Play and leisure:
    • playing alone or with others, imaginary play and  participating in leisure/sport activities.
  • School:
    • tasks involved with participating in a learning environment such as concentrating, following instructions.
  • Social interaction.
    • Emotional regulation

Do Occupational Therapists work with families too?

Absolutely! Nourished OTs also work closely with the child’s family and/or caregivers providing education and training on how to continue therapy and training in between appointments and optimise the progression of therapy for the child or adult.

Nourished practitioners always take an integrated approach to care and will involve the entire team where possible.

Do you provide functional capacity assessments for NDIS reviews and submissions?

Our Nourished Occupational Therapists can provide functional assessments to assist with NDIS applications and reviews.

What is a Functional Capacity Assessment? Nourished Not Deprived

Are you ready to book An Appointment?

Get in touch, We would love to hear from you

Funding Options

Medicare rebates, health care insurance and NDIS funding can be accessed and utilised here at Nourished Not Deprived.

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