Contact Us

Phone:

1300 850 418


Email:

info@kidsfirstot.com.au


Address:

Suite 405/ 251 Oxford St

Bondi Junction 2022


Opening Hours:

7:30am - 6:00pm Monday to Friday

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We address difficulties associated with many areas.

Children often need assistance to help them through a stage of their development such as playing, learning or social interaction. If you are unsure, it is always beneficial to speak to an Occupational Therapist for guidance.

 

We have experience assisting children in the following areas:

  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder
  • Developmental Delay
  • Attention Deficit Disorder
  • Emotional regulation
  • Behaviourial difficulties
  • Specific Learning Difficulties
  • Mental Health i.e. anxiety
  • Genetic Disorders
  • Sensory Processing Difficulties
  • Motor Dyspraxia
  • Dyslexia
  • Motor Skills (fine and gross motor)
  • Visual Perceptual Skills
  • Balance and Coordination
  • Motor Planning and Sequencing
  • Self-Care Skills i.e. dressing and using utensils
  • Low Muscle Tone/reduced endurance
  • Handwriting and Pencil Grip
  • Hand dominance
  • Crossing Mid Line
  • Bi Lateral Integration

Common indicators for referrals include:

  • Slow to reach developmental milestones
  • Difficulty engaging in play
  • Difficulty interacting with adults and peers
  • Challenges with social skills
  • Appears to be clumsy or poor coordination
  • Avoids certain activities such as swings, climbing, messy play
  • Appears to be sensitive to sounds
  • Avoids certain textures of food, clothing or dislikes being touched
  • Difficulty maintaining attention
  • Difficulty sitting still or constantly fidgeting
  • Poor concentration
  • Appears to be weaker than peers or fatigues quickly
  • Low motivation or disinterest in daily activities
  • Difficulty participating in arts and crafts i.e. using pencils, scissors
  • Poor organisational skills i.e. locating items in their school bag
  • Difficulty following instructions or remembering a message
  • Difficulty with idea generation and expressive writing
  • Slow processing speed i.e. slow at writing thoughts to paper or slow to get dressed
  • Literacy difficulties including reading, writing, comprehension, spelling skills
  • Messy or illegible handwriting
  • Awkward pencil grip
  • Anxiety realted to daily activities
  • Difficulty following routines and transitioning