A happy and confident child is what every parent wants. Every child is unique – their strengths as well as areas that may be more challenging. Understanding our child’s own unique developmental profile at a young age paves the way for a better start. And the evidence is overwhelmingly in favour of early identification and treatment at a young age. This can underpin our child’s success in their journey through school and beyond – socially, emotionally and academically.
Our “OT Check Ups” for children in Kindergarten, Pre-Primary and Year 1 are a wonderful opportunity to have a child’s development screened by a trained Occupational Therapist in a relaxed and meaningful environment. Fine and gross motor, visual and auditory, written or pre-writing, attention, sensory, behaviour and emotional skills are all screened in a 40 minute consult. Parents are provided with an electronic screening report at the completion of the screen with advice on where to from here. If a child requires other supports, this is discussed and onward referral facilitated.
OT Check Ups provide peace of mind to parents and also serve as an excellent way to track progress over time. This service is offered at Manning, Mosman Park and Murdoch (St John of God) clinics, and costs $90.