When to seek help from an Occupational Therapist?
An Occupational Therapist can help you to build skills and confidence to take part in everyday activities. They can help develop independent living skills and participation in school. Montrose Occupational Therapists also help children and young people living with a disability to play and participate to their full potential and reach their goals. As well as pediatric Occupational Therapy, we can also work with adults.
Speak to our Occupational Therapists for assistance with:
Developing or modifying daily living skills such as washing, dressing & toileting. This can include mealtime management and support.
Selection, assessment and prescription of Assistive Technology (equipment). For example: wheelchair assessments and prescriptions, eating aids, hoists, shower commodes, pressure mattresses.
Home, vehicle and environment modifications to help you live as independently as possible.
Improving fine motor skills and strength to help with “small activities” i.e. buttons, writing, earrings. Support can be provided for handwriting goals, using scissors and playing with toys.
We can provide education and training for parents, guardians, carers, support workers and educational staff. This may relate to a client’s specific needs or condition and can be provided in home, community and school settings.
Your senses include auditory (hearing), visual (sight), proprioception (touch) and vestibular (balance). A balanced sensory diet aims to find the best balance between not enough and too much sensory stimulation. This balance is different for every individual and can be identified with the support of an Occupational Therapist.
Specific sensory experiences, that are tailored to your child, and properly balanced throughout the day can help them feel calm, and alert more of the time.
Transitions to kindy or school for children with a disability can be made smoother with the help of an Occupational Therapist.
Our team will assess you and provide you with comprehensive reports. These reports will help to demonstrate a clear course of action that will most benefit you when it comes to your occupational therapy.
You may need additional, intensive support to achieve a specific goal. At Montrose we can help you with this through our Therapy Assistant service.
Your Montrose therapy programs can be supported by a Therapy Assistant under the supervision of a Speech Pathologist, Physiotherapist or Occupational Therapist.
Your Montrose therapist will design a program that targets specific goals to be delivered by your Therapy Assistant. This could involve intensive focus on an important goal, ongoing practice to achieve an outcome or resource development.
Therapy Assistant programs usually include 6-10 sessions and case notes will be completed following each session by the Therapy Assistant.
In some cases, programs can be developed for delivery by your own Disability Support Worker. This has the same benefits as delivery by a Montrose Therapy Assistant but can allow delivery at home or in the community, and as part of your existing support plan.
Children’s Occupational Therapists are available via TeleTherapy and at the following Montrose Centres.