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
  • Play skills
  • Sensory processing
  • Emotional regulation
  • Fine and gross motor skills
  • Home modifications
  • Self-care (dressing, mealtimes, sleep and toileting)
  • Assistive Technology
  • Community access and participation

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.

We provide Occupational Therapy support across Atwell, Baldivis, Bertram, Bull Creek, Cockburn, Falcon, Golden Bay, Greenfields, Halls Head, Hammond Park, Jandakot, Kwinana, Leeming, Mandurah, Meadow Springs, Murdock, Orelia, Parklands, Piara Waters, Port Kennedy, Rockingham, Secret Harbour, Singleton, South Lake, Success, Waikiki, Warnbro, Wellard and all suburbs in between.

“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

“As therapists, we need to take into account the family’s needs and how we can build their capacity to support their loved one. It’s not actually about what I achieve with a participant, it’s about what they have achieved as family on their own “

Simone Vlotman

Occupational Therapist

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