occupational therapy

What is occupational therapy
 

A Paediatric OT's primary goal is to enable children to participate as fully as possible in the activities of everyday life e.g self-care skills, optimally engaging in school activities and participating in daily social interactions. OT's incorporate meaningful and purposeful activity or 'occupation' to enable those with limitations or impairments to achieve their full potentials. 

What Services Do We Provide? 
 

At The Energy Source, our Occupational Therapists provide assessment and therapy services for but, not limited to:

  • Developmental Delay

  • Learning Difficulties

  • Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)

  • Dyspraxia

  • Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD)

  • Postural Control & Positioning

  • Genetic Disorders

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder

  • Attention Deficit (ADD / ADHD)

  • Auditory Processing Difficulties

  • Visual Perception Deficit

  • Physical Impairment

  • Gross & Fine Motor Skill Development

  • Handwriting Development

  • Literacy

  • Play and Social Skills

  • Equipment Advice e.g Seating & Posture Control

  • Adaptation advice for the child at school & at home

What is Speech & language Therapy
 

Speech Therapy is an intervention service that focuses on improving a child's speech and abilities to understand and express language, including non-verbal communication. Speech Therapy also helps children with language-related learning issues such as listening, reading & writing. 

What Services Do We Provide? 

At The Energy Source, our Speech Therapists assess and work with children who have difficulty communicating. There are different areas of communication that children may be having difficulty with :

 

  • Speech Sounds : eg - Articulation, Phonological Disorders, Apraxia of Speech, Dysarthria

  • Langauge - Receptive & Expressive

  • Literacy - Reading, Spelling, Writing

  • Social Communication

  • Voice

  • Fluency

  • Early Communication Skills

  • Alternative Augmentative Communication System (AAC) 

SPEECH THERAPY

 Physiotherapy

What is PHYSIOTHERAPY


Paediatric Physiotherapy is the treatment and care of babies, children and young people from birth to 21 years. Paediatric Physiotherapists promote the health and well-being of children and have additional knowledge and experience of child development and childhood disabilities.

What Services Do We Provide? 
 

At The Energy Source, our Physiotherapists provide assessment and therapy services for but, not limited to:

  • Global Developmental Delay

  • Neonatal / Premature Babies

  • Cerebral Palsy

  • Dyspraxia

  • Developmental Coordination Disorder

  • Down Syndrome

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder

  • ADD / ADHD

  • Genetic Disorders

  • Torticollis

  • Balance, Walking & Mobility

  • Toe Walking

  • Strength, Muscle Tone & Range of Movement

  • Postural Control & Positioning

  • Sports Injuries

  • Other Paediatric Conditions/ Disorders

What is CLINICAL Psychology?

Clinical psychologists meet with clients to identify problems - emotional, mental and behavioural - in their lives. Through observation, interviews and assessments, the psychologist will diagnose any existing or potential psychological disorders. Psychologists monitor the client's progress on a regular basis to ensure that their needs are met by the course of action, and to adjust it if necessary.  

What Services Do We Provide? 
 

At The Energy Source, some of our Clinical Psychology services include:

  • Identification of psychological, emotional, or behavioural issues

  • Assessment administration (IQ, VABS, ADHDT, CONNERS, CARS)

  • Diagnosing psychological, emotional, or behavioural disorders.

  • Behavioural intervention/management

  • Consultation and intervention for parent

  • Developing and implementing treatment plans and therapeutic processes.

CLINICAL Psychology

Developmental
Psychology

What is Developmental Psychology?

Development psychologists study the human growth and development that occurs throughout life. This includes not only physical development but also cognitive, social, intellectual, perceptual, personality and emotional growth. They play an important role in helping address developmental concerns and work to offer assistance to children facing developmental problems.

What Services Do We Provide?
 

At The Energy Source, therapy is used to facilitate a child in gaining awareness of their thoughts, emotions, and behaviour, understanding their self-identity and helping them to develop self-esteem, effective coping skills and managing their emotional and behavioural concerns.

Our Developmental Psychologists provide assessment and therapy services for, but not limited to:

  • Developmental Disorder

  • Behavioural Issues

  • Early Intervention

  • Academic Support

  • Self-Esteem

  • Emotional Regulation

  • Social Skills

  • Coping Skills

  • Trauma

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder

  • Attention Deficit (ADD/ADHD)

What is MUSIC THERAPY


Music Therapy is an established health profession in which music is used within a therapeutic relationship to address physical, emotional cognitive, and social needs of individuals. Therapy includes creating, singing, instrument playing, moving to, and/or listening to music. 

What Services Do We Provide?
 
At The Energy Source, our Music Therapist provides assessment and therapy services for but, not limited to:

  • School Readiness

  • Motor Development 

  • Improved Body-Spatial Awareness

  • Sensory Stimulation

  • Increased Emotional Awareness

  • Social Skills

  • Speech Production - Receptive & Expressive Language

  • Learning - increased attention to task; recognition, memory, impulse control

MUSIC THERAPY

Teletherapy

What is TELETHERAPY
 

Teletherapy is the delivery of therapy services at a distance over video conferencing software similar to FaceTime or Skype but using special privacy protected software such as Zoom.
 

Teletherapy has been used in the medical setting for quite some time as a method for doctors to communicate with other doctors and their patients. Now, it is becoming more and more recognised by a number of national accrediting bodies for Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists and Speech and Language Therapists.
 

Teletherapy is a new concept for some and can be quite intimidating, maybe something outside of the comfort zone however, it can be beneficial for many. For children who have a hard time getting into therapy - if the child is medically fragile or ill; embarrassed to attend therapy because they are a little bit older and don’t want their friends to know. It also allows your therapist to observe your child in your home environment and give ideas of accommodations, activities and exercises appropriate to that environment, it allows you to work together as a family - to get partners, siblings, parents or helpers involved in the programme and most importantly, it helps ensure your child is maintaining progress wherever you are located.
 

At The Energy Source, we provide Teletherapy for all of our services areas as well as TelePT (personal training) for your child/family led by our Physiotherapists.

What are CUSTOM-MADE ORTHOTICS
 

Surestep orthotics are loved by parents, orthotists and physiotherapists around the world!
 

Their revolutionised orthotic management is for children with pronation, low muscle tone (hypotonia) or for those who need developmental assistance. All orthotics are measured by our team of specialists at The Energy Source and then custom-made in the USA to provide the extra support and stability our amazing children need to walk, run, jump and play. A range of products and patterns are available.
 

CUSTOM-MADE ORTHOTICS

OTHER SERVICES

OTHER SERVICES
 

At The Energy Source we also provide a wide-range of internal and external group therapies, specialist-led group classes and support groups.

  • Lego Therapy

  • Developmental Playgroup

  • Social Groups

  • Music Therapy

  • Ninjakids

  • Messy Play

  • Fireflies, Glow-worms and Lightening Bugs

  • Support Groups

  • Kindergarten and School Extra-Curricular Activities

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