Occupational Therapy (OT) can help kids get better at doing basic tasks, which can improve the way they interact with the world around them.
Children from birth to school age can get the help they need to reach their potential with cohealth Occupational Therapy (OT). Our vibrant, registered and qualified Occupational Therapists have extensive experience in working with babies and children.
For kids, playing is their occupation. It helps them explore the world around them, learn to interact with it and develop essential life skills that will allow them to connect with others and do things independently one day.
Some children have trouble mastering the skills that will allow them to investigate and navigate their environment on their own. They might experience issues with:
In those cases, occupational therapy can make a big difference. Children can make significant strides socially and emotionally by working with an OT.
The Occupational Therapist does an assessment with you of your baby or child’s development by observing them and from discussions with parents, carers and other professionals about how the child manages activities such as:
We then develop a plan with you to help your child master the skills they need.
This service is available for children aged from birth to school age (and who not eligible for Early Childhood Intervention services/National Disability Insurance Scheme).
If your child is school age (6 years to 18 years), please talk with your child’s school about your concerns. You are also able to access OT for children privately by contacting a private provider directly.
Use the online form to register your child or contact Service Access on ph 9448 5521.
The cost depends on your income. There are different income ranges for individuals, couples and families. You can learn more on our fees page, or call us to find out more.
GP’s and health professionals can refer a client using our online referral form.Refer a Client
cohealth is a not-for-profit community health organisation. We provide essential health and support services in Melbourne’s CBD, and northern and western suburbs.