“Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one.”
School is an integral activity throughout the span of childhood. For children it is a time when they are rapidly learning, changing and developing new skills, concepts and identity. For most children this development happens naturally, however for others it can be more of a challenge.
Paediatric Occupational Therapists are experienced in supporting children to engage and participate in all areas of school life.
An Occupational Therapy assessment may be beneficial if you or your child’s school have concerns regarding how they are participating in school based activities. Some challenges that Sprouts Child Occupational Therapists can help with are:
- Handwriting difficulties: whether this is legibility concerns or the speed of their handwriting.
- Assessment for alternative methods of recording written work.
- Tool use skills: such as using scissors, a ruler or cutlery.
- Motor Co-ordination: children may have difficulty playing in the playground, participating in PE, difficulty throwing, frequent tripping or falling or catching or kicking a ball.
- Self care independence: whether they are able to dress themselves for PE or swimming, doing up school shoe laces or shirt buttons.
- Sensory processing difficulties that impact on participation in school activities: Children may have difficulty sitting still on the mat, attending or concentrating on a task, or have difficulty when standing in a line as they don’t like to be touched.
If you would like more information regarding the Sprouts School Assessment and Treatment, please contact us to find out more.