Occupational Therapy (OT) for children

Are you concerned that your child may not be reaching developmental milestones?

Children from birth to school age can get the help they need to reach their potential and be the best they can be with cohealth Occupational Therapy.

cohealth Occupational Therapy for children look at the occupations or activities that children perform like:

  • Playing and socialising – pretend play, taking turns, playing with other children and participation in group activities
  • Self-care skills – sleeping, eating, dressing, bathing and organising tasks
  • Learning skills – difficulty learning tasks, motor skills (drawing, cutting, pasting, climbing, using playground equipment, listening and concentration)

Our vibrant, registered and qualified Occupational Therapists have extensive experience in working with children to deliver evidence based treatments and cognitive approaches to improve:

  • Motor coordination (movement of fingers and larger muscle groups)
  • Visual perception skills (ability to make sense of visual information)
  • Cognitive skills (planning, problem solving, organisation, memory)
  • Sensory perception (how the body perceives touch, hearing, sight, pressure, taste)
  • Attention and concentration

What do I need to do?
Families with children aged 0-6 years with concerns (and not eligible for Early Childhood Intervention services/National Disability Insurance Scheme) can contact their preferred cohealth occupational therapy for children service location (see below).

For children who will attend school next year please make sure that referrals for speech therapy and occupational therapy are sent to service access before 30th June. For inquiries about referrals please contact our health and support services team on 03 9448 5521 or at serviceaccess@cohealth.org.au

What will it cost me?
A fee may be payable for this service. Go to our fees page for more information.

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