Occupational Therapy

Helping you live life to the full

Occupational Therapists:
-Are experts in doing and enabling participation in everyday life.
-Enable people to do things that will enhance their ability to participate in life or modify the environment to better support participation.

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- Occupational Therapy is a health profession that promotes health and well being through occupation. Occupation involves more than just work. It includes self care activities, play and leisure activities, rest, productive activities such as paid and unpaid work, school activities and chores. -

What to Expect at Occumax

At Occumax we help your child do what they need to do, want to do or are expected to do in their everyday lives, but for what ever reason, are having difficulty doing. We do this by tailoring an intervention path to your child and family’s needs.

Your Child’s Initial Assessment

An initial assessment usually takes about 1.5 hours. Both you and your child need to be present. Here your therapist will discuss your main concerns and observe your child participating in the tasks that they have difficulty doing. Standardised assessments will be administrated and skilled observations made of underlying issues such as your child’s:

-Response to sensory input
-Self regulation and arousal level
-Attention and interaction with others
-Visual perception
-Praxis – Coming up with an idea, motor planning and sequencing
-Bilateral integration – using two sides of the body well
-Motor control – timing and coordinating movements
-Muscle tone
-Observe your child participating in class, if required (usually 1/2 to 1 hour)

Your Child’s Intervention

After your therapist has analysed your child’s results, they will discuss the assessment findings with you. They will also discuss what intervention approach will best suit your child and you can decide how often you would like therapy.
Parents are required to attend therapy appointments, unless otherwise agreed. This gives you the opportunity to see how to do the activities at home and the cues and prompts your child responds to. It also allows you to discuss any issues or questions you might have about your child’s development.
Depending on your child’s needs, goals and age, your therapist may recommend or utilise the following intervention approaches:

-Individual therapy sessions (usually 1 hour, weekly, fortnightly or monthly) utilising:
-Occupation based practice.
-Sensory integrative based occupational therapy.
-Cognitive Occupation to Daily Occupation (CO-OP) to help children plan and do tasks.
-DIR® Model and Floortime™ approach to promote relating, communicating and thinking.
-Education of parents – We believe no question is too small or “silly” for you to ask.
-Home program activities.
-Small group therapy sessions.
-Consultation with teachers.

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Book online or call our office on 07 4818 0445 to make an appointment for your child.

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