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Paediatric Occupational Therapy

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Hello! We are a Paediatric Occupational Therapy practice servicing Brisbane. Our focus is on helping children and young people to improve their function and reach their potential every day. Our Occupational Therapists are skilled at engaging children with creative therapy based on best-practice and have a real passion for helping kids excel in and enjoy every aspect of their lives.

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    Occupational Therapy for Children in Brisbane

    Adaptability Therapy offers occupational therapy services for children and young people aged 0-18 years. We provide services to a range of children including those who have Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADD/ADHD, sensory processing differences, coordination difficulties, emotional and behavioural difficulties, developmental delay, specific learning difficulties, difficulties with play and complex needs, handwriting and fine motor concerns.

    Our Approach

    Adaptability Therapy provides a family-centred and goal directed service for children which addresses important areas of function for a child including play, sleep, school, preschool, day care and daily living skills (dressing, toileting etc.). We aim to use a child’s strengths and interests to ensure engagement and enjoyment of the therapeutic process.

    When might your child need Occupational Therapy?

    • If your child has not reached their milestones, or lost some skills, for example they started walking and now cannot, or started talking and this has regressed
    • If they are experiencing poor visual motor, gross & fine motor skills, such as experiencing difficulty keeping up with their peers playing ball games, running, writing or drawing
    • If your child finds it hard to learn daily living or self-care skills, such as dressing, toileting or eating
    • If your child finds it hard to concentrate or sit still
    • To address any sensory processing difficulties
    • To address mobility issues, such as issues with walking, running or hopping
    • If you are worried your child is falling behind in school
    • Emotional regulation, such as if your child has difficulty dealing with big emotions or regulating their behaviour
    Paediatric Occupational Therapy

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    What do we do?

    Fine Motor Skills

    Fine Motor Skills which are important for school readiness and tasks such as handwriting, cutting and craft. Fine motor skills refer to the ability to hold, explore and manipulate toys, pencils, textas and feeding utensils using the small muscles in the hand.

    Self-care skills

    Self-care skills, which refers to things like dressing and undressing, hygiene and personal care routines, tying laces, fastening buttons, feeding and toileting.

    Gross Motor Skills

    Gross Motor Skills, which is the ability to run, jump, walk, kick, throw etc using large groups of muscles. This also includes balance and coordination.

    Play Skills

    Play skills, such as imagination, self-inititation of play, pretend play, role play, building, threading and puzzles.

    Handwriting

    Handwriting, where a child may experience difficulties with disorganised handwriting, fatigue and pain, letter reversals, pencil pressure and legibility. Handwriting is dependent on the development of three primary areas: fine motor coordination, manual dexterity and visual motor skills.

    Sensory Processing

    Sensory processing, which refers to the way the body processes, integrates and reacts to the surrounding environment. Children needing support in this area might have difficulty maintaining a calm state, may demonstrate sensation-seeking behaviour (for example, chewing on things or repetitive physical motions) or may have over or under sensitivity to certain sensations such as loud noises, different textures or temperatures

    Visual Perception

    Visual perception, which is the ability to understand what is being seen and is important for children in activities such as reading a story, completing a puzzle, identifying letters and numbers, copying and writing.

    Book an appointment online

    Adaptability Therapy offers clinic-based appointments at Bulimba and Graceville, along with mobile appointments at your home, school, day-care or other location as required. Our Paediatric OT’s offer mobile appointments around the Brisbane region.

    We are a registered NDIS provider, meaning we meet the high standards required of allied health organisations by the NDIS. It also means we can see clients aged 7 & over who have their plan managed by the NDIS, along with children of any age if their NDIS plan is self-managed or plan-managed.

    You don’t need a referral to access Occupational Therapy, just call or email our friendly team today to make an appointment or for a chat about how we can support your child.

    P: 07 3899 5802
    E: [email protected]

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      Tara Reynolds

      Why Choose Adaptability Therapy?

      NDIS Registered & Approved

      We’re fully NDIS registered and approved, so all you need to focus on is therapy.

      Mobile + Clinic Appointments

      We offer Occupational Therapy appointments in the comfort of your home. We also offer Paediatric appointments at our Graceville and Bulimba clinic locations.

      OT for Children + Toddlers + Teens

      We provide therapy to all ages. We have clinicians who exclusively treat paediatric clients.

      About Adaptability Therapy

      Meet our team

      Meet our experienced team. Learn more about Adaptability Therapy and how we can help you.

      • NDIS Registered & Approved
      • In-home Occupational Therapy Appointments
      • Graceville Paediatric Clinic Location
      • No GP referral letter needed
      • Assessments + Reports
      • Assessments to access Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA)
      • Assessments to access Supported Independent Living (SIL)
      • Complex Home Modifications
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      Leanne Sondergeld

      Leanne Sondergeld

      Senior Occupational Therapist
      Caira Lavelle-Clack

      Caira Lavelle-Clack

      Senior Occupational Therapist
      Shannon Chaytors

      Shannon Chaytors

      Team Leader - Paediatric Occupational Therapist
      Jo Vickridge

      Jo Vickridge

      Occupational Therapy Lead
      Aimee York

      Aimee York

      Senior Occupational Therapist (Paediatrics)
      Chanelle O’reilly

      Chanelle O’Reilly

      Senior Occupational Therapist (Paediatrics)
      Justin Tomarchio

      Justin Tomarchio

      Occupational Therapist

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