Occupational Therapy helps children develop independent living skills and participate to the best of their ability in everyday activities.
This might include self-care, productivity (eg. attention, organisational skills), community skills, or access to hobbies and leisure.
An Occupational Therapist focuses on sensory processing, perception skills, organisational skills, emotional regulation skills and motor coordination skills.
Speech Pathologists focus on speech, language and literacy. This includes articulation difficulties, decoding reading and comprehension, stuttering, literacy learning, reading fluency and social language learning.
Evidence-based assessments identify speech, language or literacy goals for focus.
Treatment might include face-to-face sessions with the young person, sessions with the young person and a parent together, or support and consultation for teachers.