All Children, All Abilities, All Possibilities

Who is it for?

Occupational Therapy is for any child who may benefit from a focused therapy program that will promote their independence and ability to participate fully in family community life.

Occupational Therapy will help your child

Increase independence in self-care tasks such as bathing, dressing, feeding and toileting.

Improve social skills such as sharing and turn taking so they can make friends and engage in play with other children.

Build coordination and strength in hands, legs and body so they can participate in all areas of play and learning.

Increase their ability to concentrate and give attention, by developing sensory motor skills so they can participate with others and learn effectively.

Prepare for their important transition into school.

Where does it happen?

Occupational Therapy happens either at a Koorana centre or in the home, classroom or other community setting.

How long does it go for?

How long the occupational therapist is involved with you and your child varies for each child. For some it may only be for a few sessions, for others it could be for several months. Individual sessions run for 45 minutes.

What if I do not speak English?

Your worker can arrange for an interpreter if you need.

What does it cost?

On-site therapy session (at a Koorana centre) $135

Off-site therapy session (e.g. at your home, in your child’s classroom) $170.

If you are eligible then Koorana can claim on your behalf for Helping Children with Autism, Better Start, Medicare and private health insurer claims.