Children’s Occupational Therapy

The Occupational Therapy service is available for children with difficulties in the following areas:

  • Fine motor skills e.g, cutting, drawing, pre-writing skills and co-ordination
  • Gross motor skills e.g, ball skills, running, climbing and jumping, riding a bike
  • Self-care eg. dressing self or using cutlery
  • Sensory: sensitivity to touch, movement, sound etc
  • Usually high or low activity levels: fidgety, easily distracted
  • Extremely picky eaters (restricted range of foods eaten)

Who can use this service?

Services are available to children from birth to school entry (0-6 years) and their families, who work, live or study in the City of Whitehorse. We prioritise our services for people on low-medium incomes and holders of Health Care or Pension cards.

In addition, children can use these services if they:

  • Attend preschool or child care services within the City of Whitehorse
  • Have difficulties that are not complex / global / long term in nature but who would benefit from specific service (speech pathology, OT or psychology).

To participate in any service offered for children at CH, all children must first be assessed by one of the health professionals within the Children’s team.

What does it cost?

For information about all fees and charges please visit Our Fees.

How do I make an appointment?

To make further enquiries about our services, please contact our Reception Team on 9890 2220, between 8.30am – 5pm, Monday to Friday.

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