You may wish to seek advice or assessment if your child is experiencing difficulties in the following areas-

Attention and concentration- sitting still in class, fidgety, learning difficulties, always on the move, impulsive and distractible, starting and completing tasks, listening and following instructions

Fine- motor skills- handwriting, drawing, cutting with scissors, fatigues easily when doing fine motor tasks

Gross motor skills- frequent falls, climbing stairs, ball skills, playing on equipment, carrying out physical tasks, poor posture and endurance, delay in developing motor milestones

Sensory Processing issues- frequently seeking movement and touch, overly sensitive or emotional to sensory input, difficulty coping with noise, overwhelmed in the classroom and community

​Independence skills
- dressing, toilet-training, using cutlery for mealtimes, grooming and brushing teeth

Challenging behaviours- regulating emotions and behaviours to participate in activities, remaining calm, accepting changes in routine. ​​

​Play and social skills
- engaging with others in play, playing appropriately with toys, turn-taking, sharing, working in a group,  extending interests in other areas      

How can OT help your child?

Occupational Therapy helps children develop skills needed to carry out the activities or ‘occupations’ of daily life.

For a child, their occupations include participation in school, home life, play and self-care tasks.