Occupational Therapy for Children

The art of learning through play

Our occupational therapists allow your child to explore possibilities and expand participation in everyday opportunities to grow and play.

Childhood is precious

Every child needs support to enhance their natural development. Embracing the uniqueness of each child, Kern’s paediatric occupational therapists use play-based therapy programs to brings the fun to everyday activities, socialisation and learning.

  • Emotional regulation
  • Social interaction
  • Sensory processing
  • Academic performance
  • Fine and gross motor skills
  • Environmental modifications
  • Mealtimes, sleep and toileting
  • Adaptive aids and equipment

Therapy where you want it, when you need it

Available as both a clinic-based and mobile service, our occupational therapists can engage and enable your child within the environment best suited to them.

“Children are not things to be moulded, but are people to be unfolded.” – Jess Lair, author

Kern’s family-centred, team approach to care planning and delivery ensures the best possible emotional and functional outcomes. Our occupational therapists for children are experts in:

  • Evidence-based practice
  • Holistic assessments
  • Individualised care plans
  • Family-centred approach
  • Child-centred play therapy
  • Positive behaviour support

Creative and effective learning support programs for schools

  • Early intervention screening and assessments
  • Individual and group therapy
  • Developmental programs at school
  • Teacher and EA professional development
  • Parent education sessions
  • Environmental modification consultation

“For me, the best experience is when you have a breakthrough with a client who is hesitant to engage. That journey of building engagement, rapport and a relationship with them is really rewarding. “

Abigail Falck

Peadiatric Occupational Therapist

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