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WHAT WE DO

 

There are many skills required for academic learning and social interaction, including...

 

Posture

Postural control refers to the mechanism that the body uses to maintain an upright position against gravity. It involves:

  • Muscle tone

  • Co-contraction of opposing muscle groups around joints.

  • Trunk flexion, extension and rotation.

  • Balance and equilibrium reactions.

Gross Motor Skills

This relates to large motor function, including bilateral integration (use of the two sides of the body in movement), midline crossing, balance and motor planning.

Fine Motor Skills

This relates to the small muscle function of the hand and the development of skills such as pencil grip and control, manipulation skills, cutting skills,  self care skills and other dexterity tasks.

Visual Perception

This is the process whereby the brain interprets and processes information received by the eyes.

 

For some children, these skills can be quite challenging.

We are here to help.

Therapy is provided from preschool to HSC/IB.

As your child moves between the different stages of their education it is important to make sure that they have the foundation skills necessary for a smooth transition.

  • Preschooler/kindy child having difficulty with fine or gross motor skills, hand dominance, pre writing skills, social, play and self care skills

  • Primary and middle school student having difficulty with handwriting, executive functioning skills and getting ideas to paper

  • High school student at the end of their schooling journey may experience difficulty with writing legibility, speed and resilience

These students may need some Occupational Therapy assistance prior to school commencement or through out their schooling journey. This may consist of a school readiness assessment, attending a school readiness program, individual therapy to address areas of concern, special consideration assessment to assist with exams. 

Fine Motor Pro 

"Fine Motor Pro" is a program, targeted at preschool-aged children in the year or two prior to school entry. This incorporates weekly Occupational Therapy sessions and a home-based learning program to promote your child's fine motor skill development.

The home program involves activities covered during the session for further reinforcement at home. These include pre writing patterns, identifying /writing numbers or name if appropriate, play-dough activities, threading and drawing shapes. 

School Readiness Program 

"School Readiness Program"  A dedicated school readiness programme, targeted at pre school children prior to school entry.This programme is a group programme to include social interaction and group involvement. Skills covered in this group programme include....

Handwriting Pro 

“Handwriting Pro” is a six-week evidence-based Handwriting program for lower primary school children, that incorporates instruction, progress reviews and home practice to enhance multi-dimensional aspects of Handwriting. The program is consistent and can be easily adapted to your child’s needs in the home, school,

and clinic environment."

Handwriting Pro Plus 

“Handwriting Pro Plus” is a handwriting program for students in years 5 to 8. The program builds upon the “Handwriting Pro” program for the younger years and assesses students handwriting, practices different elements of writing and language, and implements strategies for building executive functioning in writing. The workbook includes definitions of academic terms for you and your child, an appendix of resources and a therapist manual to optimise learning delivery.

The experienced Occupational Therapist at KIDS ON TOP Occupational Therapy for Children, provide therapy tailored to your child's specific needs.

 

Each child is different, which is why KIDS ON TOP is determined to provide your child with the highest level of specialised and personalised therapies.

   
    School Readiness                Program  


Dates: Wednesday 9th and Thursday 10th of September 2024 
Time: 10-1130
Where: 49 Waratah St Haberfield. 

 
  • Hand dominance

  • Cutting, Drawing

  • Number and letter recognition

  • Visual Perceptual Skills

  • Following Instructions

  • Fine Motor Skills e.g. threading, posting

  • Gross Motor Skills e.g. ball skills, balance.

  • Self care skills.

  • Social skills.

  • Memory

 The activities will be fun and educational preparing your child for a smooth transition into Kindergarten.

 

The programme will cater to the needs of children preparing for Kindergarten and who may experience some difficulties in these areas.

 

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