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Occupational Therapy For Children near Smithfield
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At Chatterbox we want the best for your child. Our paediatric occupational therapists are kind and caring. They are passionate about working with children and helping your child to realise their true potential – with 4 clinics near Smithfield.
Our occupational therapy clinics provide a warm friendly environment where your child’s needs will be supported and their gains will be celebrated. All of our paediatric occupational therapists share a passion for working with children and families to best support their learning goals.
How can a Paediatric Occupational Therapist help your child?
Our paediatric occupational therapists are committed to empowering children and families with communication skills which foster learning and encourage your child to join in on activities at home and within the Smithfield community. We can provide care for children suffering from
- Fine motor Skills
- Gross motor Skills
- Sensory integration
- Sensory Processing and Sensory Defensiveness
- Social Skills
- Play Skills
- Self regulation
- Self Care and toileting advice
- Visual Motor skills
We believe every child has the right to have access to occupational therapy no matter where they live, so we offer online therapy services as well as services within our clinics, we proudly also offer our services to local Smithfield residents.
What does a Paediatric Occupational Therapist Do?
Paediatric Occupational Therapists are trained to assess and provide therapy for children who may experience difficulties with their fine, gross or visual motor skills as well as sensory and emotional regulation difficulties. Our occupational therapists help local children near Smithfield to participate and engage in their everyday lives.
Paediatric Occupational Therapists are trained to help children with the occupation of being a child, so making and keeping friends, playing, building, running, jumping, being creative, listening and self care skills like getting dressed and putting on shoes.
What can a Paediatric Occupational Therapist assist with?
The common issues Paediatric Occupational Therapists can help with are:
- Fine motor skills or finger skills like cutting, holding pencils, using zippers, doing up buttons
- Gross motor skills or whole body movements like running, jumping, swimming, riding a bike, throwing and catching balls
- Sensory Processing skills for concentration and learning that focus on how the body responses to external stimulus which impacts concentration, behaviour and learning.
- Self care skills like dressing, toileting, eating or sleeping.
- Visual motor skills that help a child to interpret visual information that helps for reading, writing or catching a ball.
Paediatric Occupational Therapists are specifically trained to assess and treat your child’s play skills, fine, gross and visual motor skills as well as to support emotional and sensory regulation skills.
Don’t wait. Early intervention has been proven to help children achieve their best both now and for later success. In general these difficulties do not just ‘go away’. Your child is not having these difficulties because they are lazy. You may find they are starting to avoid situations where they have to participate in an activity or will become frustrated when they have to do their homework.
This is because it is simply hard for them. A parent does not cause their child to have these difficulties, however a parent who has found the right advice and support can help their child to achieve success.
Book an Occupational Therapy appointment near Smithfield
Book an appointment now to meet with one of our friendly and caring occupational pathologists, by calling our Penrith clinic on 02 4731 2432, Kingswood clinic on 02 9623 6362, Bella Vista clinic on 02 8814 1821 or Oran Park on 02 4647 6777.