Occupational Therapy

The purpose of Spot On Kids Occupational Therapy Service is to enable children and young people to participate in daily activities (or occupations) to improve their independence, health and wellbeing.

Occupations for children or young people may include:

  • self-care (dressing, eating a meal, using the toilet, sleeping)
  • being productive (including skills necessary for school for example, attention, concentration, organisation, handwriting, using school equipment, following school routines and participating in activities)
  • leisure (playing with friends, social skills, doing sports or hobbies)

Occupational therapists are health and social care professionals with an expert understanding of child development, anatomy, physiology and paediatric conditions.   They help babies, children and young people who may need support and advice if they are not able to do daily occupations due to illness, disability, family circumstances, or as a result of changes as they get older.

Our Occupational therapists will support your child, their family and other relevant people such as teachers, to evaluate their strengths and challenges in doing daily activities.  This service usually occurs within the child’s natural environment (home, school or other relevant community settings).

Download a leaflet about occupational therapy services for children and young people from the College of Occupational Therapists.