Occupational Therapists work with individuals to enhance independence through purposeful activity or occupation. The primary goal of Occupational Therapy is to enable people to participate fully in the activities of their everyday life, which for children may be playing, learning and self care.
An Occupational Therapist may provide specific interventions designed to achieve independence or they may make adaptations to the environment to enable greater independence for the individual.
At Yarraville SDS, a varied intervention approach is used. The Occupational Therapist may provide strategies to support a child’s sensory needs through a Sensory Integration approach, they may provide programs to support fine motor and gross motor skill development, support staff with behaviour management strategies and support equipment provision.