THE KIDS OT SERVICES

Providing the highest quality, occupation-based, evidence-informed Occupational Therapy for children and their families. 


OT services can be provided in your home, your child's pre-school / school or via Telehealth. 

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PARENT / SCHOOL CONSULTATION

Screening & Information

A parent consultation may be useful if you would like to discuss concerns that you or your child's school have in relation to your child's development, performance or participation in daily life. If you know your child needs an OT assessment you can book this directly. The initial consultation can help you establish whether your child needs an OT assessment or another service. The Kids OT can also make recommendations or referrals to connect you with other professionals or services if required using the information gathered in the consultation. 


OT school / teacher consultations are also available to provide individual, group and whole school OT services using a 3-Tiered Support Model. The Kids OT provides education and training to school staff on neurodiversity affirming approaches to support students' sensory processing differences, self- regulation, organisational skills, independence and motor skill development.

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OT ASSESSMENT

Evaluation & Report

The assessment process includes consultation and questionnaires to gather a detailed medical and developmental history, and a record of the child's performance in everyday activities at home and school to identify individual strengths and participation challenges.


A comprehensive assessment of the child's sensory processing, gross motor, fine motor, visual perceptual, cognitive and self-help skills will take place at home or school using standardised / non-standardised assessment tools to identify any underlying factors that may be impacting on the child's occupational performance and participation in daily life. You will receive a detailed OT assessment report outlining the child's strengths and areas of need along with recommendations that can be shared with school. 

The Kids OT is experienced in the assessment of children for DCD/Dyspraxia and has a particular interest in this area. An OT evaluation is an essential part of the diagnostic process for Developmental Coordination Disorder in collaboration with a paediatrician who can confirm the diagnosis after a full medical review to exclude other medical causes for the child's motor coordination difficulties as part of the diagnostic criteria. 

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OT INTERVENTION

Child & Family-Centred

Child-centred goals / outcomes are established collaboratively with the child and family prior to intervention relating to areas of occupational engagement, performance and / or participation that are relevant, meaningful and important to the child and family. Educational staff can also be involved in this process if goals relate to school.


Direct 1:1 or group OT intervention can be provided at home, school and in the community. OT intervention approaches are tailored to meet your child's individual needs focusing on your child's abilities, goals and priorities as identified in the evaluation. OT intervention also includes parent / teacher education and coaching, home / school OT programmes, environmental adaptations, measuring outcomes, monitoring progress and review.

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TELEHEALTH

Online Services

Telehealth is the use of technology such as video conferencing, teleconferencing, or mobile telephone application technology to plan, implement, and evaluate occupational therapy intervention, education, and consultation. It is a service delivery model that allows virtual OT consultation and aspects of the OT assessment and intervention process to be delivered remotely when face to face evaluation or intervention is not possible. A hybrid model is also possible using a mixture of in-person and telehealth OT service delivery to meet clients needs.