Occupational Therapy

Does your child need help to reach their full potential?

Occupational Therapy (OT) provides supportive intervention which assists children in being able to engage optimally and function independently within their varied daily environments, with their family members and their peers.

Occupational Therapy plays a vital role in the development of functional independence in children. OT helps children to develop the skills they need to perform their everyday ‘occupations’ of playing, learning, and engaging socially.

At Sensational Kids, our wonderful team of occupational therapists can help your child develop these important skills to participate fully in daily living activities at home and at school.

Research informs us that timely intervention allows for better outcomes for children of all abilities. Your child will develop and gain confidence with the support of our team in a fun, play based environment.

The occupational therapists at Sensational Kids provide holistic child and family centred therapy. We believe that creating strong therapeutic relationships is key to a child’s successful therapeutic journey.

To maximise our understanding and ensure holistic therapeutic support, our OT’s may collaborate with schools, teachers, other therapists, and doctors, when necessary.

Who is it for?

OT supports children and adolescents, with additional needs, to maximise their potential through therapeutic intervention. We support the development of specific skills and underlying developmental components, i.e. sensory, gross motor, fine motor, cognitive and social to ensure that children achieve their maximum functional independence in everyday activities:

  • At home (e.g. eating, dressing, toileting)
  • At preschool (e.g. drawing, cutting, colouring, playing)
  • At school (e.g. handwriting, sustained posture at the desk, focus and concentration, task organisation)
  • In social situations.

How it works

Following a parent consultation and an individual assessment, your child’s goals will be agreed upon in collaboration with you and intervention will be implemented through an individual therapy programme. Regular, consistent therapeutic intervention maximises positive outcomes. In line with this, Sensational Kids recommends a minimum 12-week individual therapy block for our families. After this time, your child’s goals and therapeutic programme will be reviewed with you and new targets will be set.

Our expert Occupational Therapy team will provide you with recommendations and supportive strategies to maximise your child’s developmental potential and their ability to engage successfully and happily in daily activities at home and at school.

The following skill areas may be addressed:

  • Sensory regulation (including sustained focus, transitioning, frustration tolerance, emotional regulation)
  • Sensory discrimination (including motor planning and bilateral motor coordination)
  • Gross motor development (including postural control, balance, gross motor skills, ball skills and transitional movement patterns)
  • Fine motor skills (including bilateral hand use, fine motor control, accuracy and endurance, and handwriting)
  • Visual perceptual skills (including visual motor integration)
  • Task organisation
  • Self-care (including dressing and feeding)
  • Social skills
OT intervention can support children diagnosed with the following challenges:

  • Developmental Delay
  • Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD)
  • Praxis Disorders
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
  • Down syndrome
  • Other Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Cost

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Appointment Booking

To make an appointment, please contact your nearest Sensational Kids’ location by phone or email:

KILDARE:

· Phone 045 520900 · Email info@sensationalkids.ie

MONAGHAN:

· Phone 047 52671 · Email Clones@sensationalkids.ie

MAYO:

· Phone 094 9357005 · Email Claremorris@sensationalkids.ie

WEST CORK:

· Phone 023 887 8208 · Email Clonakilty@sensationalkids.ie

Payment Policy

Full payment is required for each session when you book your appointment. We are happy to accept credit/debit cards or cash as methods of payment.

If you need to reschedule an appointment 72 hours’ notice is required to be given so that this appointment can be re-allocated to another child.

Occupational Therapy