Occupational Therapy

MDEIP provides Occupational Therapist (OT) services for a child who is experiencing challenges participating to their fullest in everyday activities in areas including

  • play development
  • social participation
  • fine motor, gross motor and/or visual motor development
  • sensory processing
  • maintaining focus and attention
  • self-regulation and appropriate behaviour
  • going to bed, going to sleep and sleeping through the night
  • feeding and self-care, and
  • School readiness

MDEIP Occupational Therapists offer specialised services to a range of neurological disorders including

  • ADD/ADHD
  • Sensory Processing Disorder
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Asperger’s Syndrome
  • Dyspraxia
  • Developmental Delay
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Down Syndrome
  • Fragile X Syndrome
  • vision and/or hearing impairment
  • learning difficulties, and
  • emotional and/or behavioural difficulties

MDEIP Occupational Therapists work to maximise a child’s potential and to support the child’s development through a positive framework of play providing a strong focus on a person-centred and family-focused approach to empowering our families to be active participants in their child’s journey.

MDEIP Occupational Therapists offer individualised treatment sessions, standardised assessments, small sensory play therapy groups, consultation with Early Education Centres and education seminars.

In addition, MDEIP Occupational Therapists and Speech Pathologists facilitate Therapy Play Groups which are small group sessions to work with young children focusing on

  • participating in a range of sensory experiences
  • engaging in a variety of movement experiences
  • developing play and cognitive skills
  • engaging cooperatively with their peers
  • facilitating the use of verbal and non-verbal means of communication, and
  • developing vocabulary and concept knowledge

Click here to download the Occupational Therapy brochure.