BEHAVIOURAL

KEY INTERVENTION AREAS

GROSS MOTOR SKILLS

FINE MOTOR SKILLS

  • Poor coordination

  • Reduced confidence with new motor skills

  • Poor physical endurance

  • Reduced strength

  • Immature pencil grip

  • Difficulty learning letters and numbers

  • Handwriting difficulties

  • Switching hand preference

  • Reluctant/awkward with fine motor tasks

SENSORY

SELF CARE ACTIVITIES

  • Difficulty sitting still

  • Easily distracted

  • Over sensitive to touch, noise, taste/textures

  • Chews on non food items

  • Needs to fidget

  • Poor impulse control

  • Difficulties dressing self

  • Self feeding using utensils

  • Dependence on assistance at older age

  • Toilet training

  • Distress during haircutting, hair washing/brushing, nail clipping

  • Fussy eating

  • Poor self esteem

  • Perfectionism

  • Immature social behaviour

  • Difficulty focussing on single tasks

  • Aggressive/shy and timid

  • Disruptive behaviour

  • Anxiety

LITTLE BRIDGES OT SERVICES 
1

ASSESMENT

A range of standardised and non standardised assessments are available and are determined based on the child's needs and the family's priorities. Obtaining information from relevant parties including preschool and school teachers is also integral to the assessment process.

2

INTERVENTION

Functional and measurable goals are established in conjunction with families and a range of strategies are employed to facilitate progress in the child's area of need. Intervention may encompass working directly with the child or upskilling carers and educators. Often it is  a combination of both. Inclusion of parents in the session is an important part of facilitating the transfer of skills to the child's own environments to support long term gains. Approaches are grounded in evidenced based practice with the aim of delivering therapy in a fun and motivating way that children love!

3

PARENT COACHING

We recognise that parents and carers possess their own expert knowledge when it comes to their children. Sometimes however, parents and carers benefit from additional support to help them to generate their own solutions that will best fit their lifestyles. Other times, providing families with supplemental knowledge is all they need to overcome areas of concern in relation to their child's performance. 

4

FUNDING APPLICATIONS
& SUPPORT

Supporting documentation can be provided to other healthcare professionals to provide a wholistic program for your child and/or facilitate further assessment and diagnosis. We can also complete assessment and prepare supporting documentation to aid in funding applications or to obtain special consideration at pre school and school. 

5

EDUCATION WORKSHOPS

We love to share our knowledge with educators and carers! We can deliver short workshops on a range of topics including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Managing Sensory Processing in everyday life, general development, handwriting remediation and fine motor development. Discuss your training needs with us today!

6

CONSULTATIVE SERVICES

We can offer support to educators working with your child via face to face consultation or over the phone as a one off service or ongoing service. This is a great way to address needs and challenges that may be context specific.

OPENING HOURS

Call Kerry to make an appointment.

ADDRESS

4 Judd Pde, Cheltenham, 3192

 

 

CONTACT DETAILS

0404 517 955     
kerry@littlebridgesot.com