This is an image of a boy playing with building blocks of various colours.

Occupational therapy focuses on helping children develop the skills they need to grow into functional, independent adults.
Some of the skills occupational therapists work on are:

  • Cognitive skills – remembering letters, shapes, and sequences
  • Fine motor skills – finger dexterity, wrist and forearm control, and hand strength
  • Gross motor skills – balance and body coordination
  • Self-care tasks – dressing, bathing and self-feeding

Our Occupational Therapists help children gain independence, strengthen their development of fine and gross motor skills, and help parents to manage the child’s behavioural struggles, visual motor skills, sensorimotor skills, and school performance. The role of OT is to improve or maintain the day to day skills like brushing, bathing, grooming, dressing, eating sleeping, toileting and play behavioural skills.

Is Online Occupational Therapy effective?

There is enough research to prove that telehealth occupational therapy is effective. Few of them are:

  • Delivering allied health services to regional and remote participants on the autism spectrum via video-conferencing technology: lessons learned. Rural Remote Health.
  • Implementation factors are neglected in research investigating telehealth delivery of allied health services to rural children: A scoping review. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare.
  • Telehealth as a model for providing behaviour analytic interventions to individuals with autism spectrum disorder: A systematic review. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.
  • Parent perspectives of an occupational therapy telehealth intervention. International Journal of Telerehabilitation