School Readiness                 Program 
October School Holidays 
Thursday 23 Sept 2021 
Thursday 30 Sept 2021.
       10-1130 am 
If the program can not go ahead in September due to COVID-19 it will be deferred to January 2022 



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



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.


Sonya Moriarty, an experienced Occupational Therapist and Director of KIDS ON TOP Occupational Therapy for Children, has been working with children for over 30 years. Her hand crafted programmes will be 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.



















Before your preschooler enters this next stage of their school education, it is important to make sure that they have the foundation skills necessary for a smooth transition to primary school. If your child is having difficulty in any of the following skill areas then they may need some Occupational Therapy assistance prior to school commencement.


Sonya runs a dedicated school readiness programme, targetted 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...


  • Hand dominance

  • Cutting, Drawing

  • Number and letter recognition

  • Visual Perceptual Skills

  • Following Instructions

  • Behaviour Management

  • Fine Motor Skills e.g. threading, posting

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

  • Self care skills.

  • Social skills.

  • Memory

This will be done by breaking each activity into manageable components. 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.