Paediatric Occupational Therapy

What is Occupational Therapy?

The term ‘occupation’ is used to describe all the everyday things we do in our life roles, but also the things we do to be who we are, the things we do to create a meaningful life and to engage with wider society and culture. 

Paediatric Occupational Therapy

Paediatric occupational therapy helps kids to participate in day to day activities that they may find difficult without assistance. Dressing, eating a meal, using the toilet, writing, playing games and sport, social participation and organisational skills are all examples of everyday activities that occupational therapy can support. Babies, children, and adolescents experiencing illness or disability or changes as they grow older, may all benefit from occupational therapy.  

What do Playstream's OTs do?

Our occupational therapists (OTs) aim to maximise every child’s participation in everyday activities, improving their health, wellbeing, and independence by providing support to both child and family.

Specific skills we can help with might include:

  • School readiness
  • Handwriting
  • Fine Motor skills
  • Gross motor skills
  • Social and play skills
  • Following instructions
  • Motor co-ordination and balance
  • Sensory Processing strategies
  • Emotional regulation
  • Feeding concerns such as picky eaters
  • Bi-lateral co-ordination
  • Self care (dressing, toileting etc)
  • Upper limb strength

Book an Appointment

Book a paediatric occupational therapy appointment with one of Playstream’s amazing therapists!