A Paediatric OT’s primary goal is to enable children to participate as fully as possible in the activities of everyday life. For example, self-care skills, optimally engaging in school activities and participating in daily social interactions. OT’s incorporate meaningful and purposeful activities or ‘occupations’ 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:
Developmental delays are when your child does not reach their developmental milestones at the expected times. It is an ongoing major or minor delay in the process of development.
Learning difficulties is an issue with the brain's ability to process information. Unlike a learning disability, a learning difficulty does not affect general intelligence (IQ).
Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)
Sensory processing issues are difficulties with organising and responding to information that comes in through the senses. Kids may be oversensitive to sensory input, undersensitive, or both.
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disorder that affects communication and behaviour. Although autism can be diagnosed at any age, it is said to be a “developmental disorder” because symptoms generally appear in the first two years of life.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
ADHD is one of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders of childhood. Children with ADHD may have trouble paying attention, controlling impulsive behaviours (may act without thinking about what the result will be), or be overly active.