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Paediatric Services

An Occupational Therapist (OT) can help your child to do the things they need to do. At Health Works NSW we work closely with families and other health practitioners to identify barriers and also identify strengths.

For example, if a child has difficulty performing school work due to poor co-ordination, visual perception or poor ability to concentrate an OT may be of assistance.

We also look at developmental activities to improve a child’s independence. This could include cues to understand what step comes next, modified environments to reduce distractions, modification of the activity or learning specific skills.

If your child has difficulty with activities they need to do in their everyday lives, then occupational therapy may help. Interventions are based on the child’s needs and the circumstance of the family.

Parents and carers are part of the therapeutic process. We offer both individual assessment and therapy as well as preschool and screening assessments. We also offer hearing assessment screens.

Health Works provide OT Assessments for children from 0-18 years. Assessments can include fine motor and gross motor skill assessments, and sensory assessments.

Our therapy is fun and interactive. We provide both home and centre based programs. The sessions are designed to be enjoyable and something that children look forward to attending

When to Refer…

If your child shows signs of the following they may benefit from the services of an OT…

  • Handwriting difficulties.
  • Poor fine motor control.
  • Poor hand eye coordination.
  • Difficulty establishing a dominant hand.
  • Letter and number reversals.
  • Poor gross motor coordination.
  • Maintaining posture.
  • Poor bilateral coordination including midline crossing.
  • Short attention span.
  • Easily distracted.
  • Aggressive behaviour.
  • Reduced social skills.
  • Poor self-care skills.
  • Visual perception difficulties.
  • Difficulty copying from the blackboard.
  • Clumsiness.
  • Developmental milestones not being reached.
  • Sensory processing difficulties.
  • Anxiety and emotional issues.