For most children, we begin with an Initial Assessment before starting sessions with their OT. This is so we can thoroughly understand your child’s challenges and needs to ensure their OT sessions are best helping them. It also acts as a benchmark to understand the degree to which your child is struggling in certain areas and to measure their progress throughout their time with us.
You can read more about our Initial Assessments in our FAQs. If you want to book your child in for an Initial Assessment, please contact us.
One-on-one OT Sessions
At the start of your child’s one-on-one sessions, their Occupational Therapist will set therapy goals with you and your child. Your child’s OT will then tailor the session activities to these specific goals. Depending on what skills your child is working on, this could include jumping on a trampoline, games, obstacle courses or writing about their weekend. Whatever it is, the activities will be building your child’s skills. Your child’s OT may also suggest activities and exercises to do at home during the week to help your child continue practicing their skills and incorporate them into their daily life.
We’ll recommend the length of your child’s sessions (between 45 minutes – 1 hour) and how long they come to us for depending on your their needs, goals and progress, however, this is always up to you.