Occupational Therapy for Children in the Northern Suburbs of Sydney
Childworks is a paediatric occupational therapy (OT) practice based in Dural in Northern Sydney. We see children from Dural, Castle Hill, Kellyville, Glenhaven, Kenthurst, Glenorie Galston, Annangrove, Cherrybrook, West Pennant Hills, Baulkham Hills, Parramatta and Carlingford. Our focus is providing comprehensive and affordable occupational therapy for children aged three and a half through to the end of high school. Visits to schools and homes can be arranged in some situations. Childworks also provides some services via video link where for regional and remote areas and when getting to therapy is just too difficult.
Austism Spectrum Disorder
This diagnosis covers a range of pervasive developmental disorders characterised by a combination of difficulties with social interaction, communication and restricted behaviour. This can make life and learning difficult! Occupational Therapy for autism spectrum disorders can help to address specific issues a child may be having with respect to their normal daily routine and participation in activities. Read more on our blog.
If your child is struggling at school, then handwriting difficulty may be one of the issues. Handwriting requires a complex skill set involving a combination of physical, perceptual, cognitive and sensory processing components. most of us take these skills for granted! But some children struggle to put everything together and that is where occupational therapy for children can help.
Even in our modern computer age, it is still vitally important to develop and maintain good handwriting skills. You can read more about occupational therapy and handwriting here.
Are you concerned about your child’s school readiness. Childworks can assess your pre-schooler in relation to their school readiness. If required, a therapy programme would be directed toward developing the skills your child needs to thrive at school from the very first day. We can also work with your child’s child-care centre, pre-school, planned school and other treatment providers to facilitate a smooth transition to school.
How does Childworks help?
When you bring your child to Childworks, we assess your child individually using internationally recognised, practical tests and games designed to highlight any l issues your child may have. We also use clinical observation. We then create a comprehensive programme based on your child’s strengths and weaknesses as well as the needs of the family. We implement this programme over a series of one-on-one sessions.
We work closely with parents, school teachers, school counsellors and doctors to implement the programme. We ensure the child’s progress carries over to school and home environments.
Experience, Registration and Funding
Our therapists are experienced and are fully registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). They have degrees in occupational therapy and are full and active members of Occupational Therapy Australia. We participate in regular training programmes to ensure that we are up to date with the most recent research and techniques to deliver the best possible Occupational Therapy for children.
Childworks accepts the following funding systems: Medicare, NDIS, FaCSIA including Helping Children with Autism and Better Start. Assessments and treatments can also be claimed on private health insurance.
Where is Childworks?
Our clinic is located in the heart of Dural in Sydney’s North.
In some situations we can arrange visits to homes, schools and preschools or via video link.
Please call Robyne Cottee to discuss how we can assist your child on (02) 9098 1635 or email help @ childworks.com.au