Occupational Therapy

 

Paediatric Occupational Therapists provide assessment, treatment and advice for children and young people up to 18 years who have difficulty with their everyday activities. 

Paediatric Occupational Therapists can assist your child to develop the skills needed for :

  • Growth and development
    • achieving developmental milestones
    • gross and fine motor skills
    • sensory processing
       
  • Self care
    • dressing
    • bathing and toileting
    • eating
    • organisation – ‘getting ready’
       
  • Playing
    • drawing
    • cutting
    • catching balls
    • doing puzzles
    • mixing with other children
    • general co-ordination
       
  • School
    • handwriting
    • concentrating
    • playground/social skills

There is no charge for this service.


What services are provided?

The Occupational Therapist will discuss the difficulties your child is having and will ask you about any relevant medical history and about your child’s development (eg, at what age your child walked and talked). Your child’s skills will be assessed through observation and formal testing. The Occupational Therapist will discuss the assessment results with you and if required, make a therapy plan with you.

This therapy plan may include:

  • Ideas and activities to do at home
  • Clinic appointments
  • Group therapy Programs
  • Home and/or School/Preschool  programs
  • Consultation with other people working with your child
  • Review of progress
  • Referral to other agencies

Locations and contact details  

To refer your child for Occupational Therapy  phone:

(02) 6592 9536

Occupational Therapy services can be accessed in the following locations:

TAREE COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTRE
64 Pulteney Street
TAREE  NSW  2430
(02) 6592 9315

FORSTER COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTRE
14 Breese Parade
FORSTER  NSW  2428
(02) 6539 6500

GLOUCESTER COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTRE
Church Street
GLOUCESTER  NSW  2422
(02) 6538 5058

BULAHDELAH COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTRE
Richmond Street
BULAHDELAH  NSW  2423
(02) 6592 9315

HAWKS NEST COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTRE
Boona Street
HAWKS NEST  NSW  2324
(02) 6592 9315