FAMILY CONNECTIONS WORK WITH CHILDREN OF ALL AGES AND THEIR FAMILIES
Individual Occupational Therapy
Occupational Therapy (OT) is a unique profession which takes holistic view of their clients, their lives and environments they live in.
Occupational therapists at Family Connections Sydney carefully assess their client’s strengths, abilities and difficulties in performing their life roles (being a student, friend, son or daughter). This could include self care skills, poor visual perception, coordination, fine and gross motor difficulties. Following assessment we are able to choose the combination of therapy approaches which would best suit our clients’ needs.
Therapy programs and approaches used at Family Connections Sydney are:
Sensory Integration approach
Integrated Listening Systems (iLs)
Interactive Metronome (IM) Program
Intensive Parental Guidance and Support
Through the application of Sensory Integration theory we engage our clients in activities which stimulate their nervous system. The aim is to achieve an adaptive response leading to improved functioning.
We also work on developing specific skills our clients need to perform daily life activities.
Body awareness, timing and motor skills to participate in daily activities
Fine motor coordination for handwriting, self care and use of functional tools
Age appropriate self care activities
Development of ocular motor and vestibular skills to improve reading, motor skills & class participation
Oral motor skills and tolerance to eat a variety of tastes and textures
When necessary, we introduce changes to the environment (modifications or compensations) to create the best fit between an individual’s abilities, difficulties and the tasks they need or wish to perform.