Occupational Therapy

What is an Occupational Therapist?

Occupational Therapists are university qualified health professionals, who assist adults and children to participate in the activities of everyday life (e.g getting dressed, making friends, writing, cooking).   Occupational therapists help people improve their ability to engage in the occupations they want to, need to, or are expected to do, by improving their skills, or by modifying the occupation or the environment.  All Occupational Therapists working in the Dee Wardrop team are registered members of Occupational Therapy Australia and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.

Can our Occupational Therapists help you?

Having a number of Occupational Therapists in the Dee Wardrop team means we can provide clinicians with different areas of professional interest and experience.   We have a professional working relationship with Inspiring Possibilities Occupational Therapy, allowing us to access additional resources throughout metropolitan Melbourne.  Our Occupational Therapists offer a range of services for clients across the lifespan, including:

Babies & Pre-schoolers

      • Babies with developmental delays
      • Toddlers who are slow starting to talk, play or walk
      • Children with motor planning or sensory difficulties
      • Preschoolers with difficulty concentrating or participating
      • Children preparing for school entry
      • Children requiring assessment for Autism Spectrum Disorders
      • Children eligible for services under the FACHSIA funding scheme (Autism or Better Start)
      • Children with multiple needs – including sensory processing disorder
      • Pre-schoolers requiring help to make friends & develop social skills

School Aged Children & Adolescents

      • Children with handwriting, reading and spelling difficulties
      • Students with fine motor or hand-eye co-ordination difficulties
      • Social Skills group programs for children
      • Children or adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders
      • Students with organisation, attention or sensory processing difficulties

Adults

      • Adults who require support to engage in their daily lives after specific events such as a stroke or head injury.
      • Assessing and modifying clients’ home and community environments to improve safety and independence.
      • Adults and aged care facility residents with attention or co-ordination difficulties.