What is Occupational Therapy?

The main focus of Occupational Therapy is to help children achieve success in activities in daily living in their home- and school environment. Occupational Therapists use their expertise to help children gain the functional skills they need by the therapeutic use of play!



How can Occupational Therapy help my child?

At OT Kids, we focus on promoting age appropriate development through individualized activities and by including the parents in the child’s therapy process.

We conduct a full assessment of the child to understand the underlying causes of the child’s difficulties and treat them using their occupation…play!

OUR OCCUPATIONAL
THERAPY OFFERING

  • Attention Difficulties (ADD & ADHD)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Concentration
  • Developmental Delays
  • Down Syndrome
  • Fine Motor Difficulties
  • Gross Motor Difficulties
  • Handwriting
  • Learning Difficulties
  • Low Muscle Tone
  • Pencil Grasp and Control
  • Sensory Integration and Motor Planning Difficulties
  • Visual Perception Difficulties

We are passionate about teaching! Please contact us if you are interested in hosting a workshop at your school about the benefits of Occupational Therapy and when to refer or about how Occupational Therapy can help children of all ages!


How it works

How do I make an appointment at OT Kids?

If your child has been referred to Occupational Therapy, or you feel they may need extra help to cope in the classroom, give us a call to make an appointment or to find out more about the process. You can also email us at info@otkids.co.za to find out more or to book an assessment.

How will my child be assessed?
After an appointment is made, a therapy intake form will be sent to you to be completed before the initial assessment. This form will be read by the therapist to determine which assessment will be best for your child. Depending on your child’s age and difficulties, different assessments are done. An interview will also be conducted by the therapist to determine more in-depth information about your child and their development. An assessment is done over either 1 or 2 sessions, depending on the type of assessment.
What do I need to bring to the assessment?
When you bring your child for their assessment, please bring the therapy intake form (download intake form here) with, as well as a copy of your child’s most recent school report and any other reports or forms deemed relevant.
What happens after the assessment?

After the assessment is done, a report will be written by your OT and sent to you within 5 – 7 working days. Therapy will commence in the following week and will take place each week on the same day and time.