The services Wheatbelt Occupational Therapy offer aim to promote social–emotional learning; regulate overactive or under active sensory systems; and through collaboration with families and medical or educational professionals develop emotional supports, structure, and effective child-centred behaviour management systems.
Our Therapeutic Focus
In addition to our clients individual therapy goals, we strive to support children in the following areas:
Improving communication between a child their family and significant others by developing the ability to express thoughts, feelings and beliefs more effectively,
learning how to express deep emotions while controlling actions,
developing the ability to make appropriate choices and decisions,
developing self-control and self-responsibility,
feeling in control of troubling situations,
developing healthier self-esteem including positive self-talk and greater sense of self-worth, and
increasing empathy for others.
How We Do This
Wheatbelt Occupational Therapy use a number of approaches when working with our clients. Each approach can be used on its own or as a part of a more comprehensive therapeutic plan.
We are passionate about the following approaches:
Child Centred Play Therapy
A powerful modality used in individual therapy sessions with children as young as 2.5 years up to 11-12 years of age. Child Centred Play Therapy is a developmental appropriate way of supporting children dealing with a range of personal challenges and struggles through play and creative expression.
Social & Emotional
We offer fun
group programmes for children years 1 to 6 aimed at helping them learn the skills they need to build resilience and effectively manage their emotions, behaviour and relationships.
Sensory Integration (SI) Based Approaches
We use a SI-based approach to help shape each child's individual therapy plan. Understanding how a child processes sensory information can help them to regulate their emotions, arousal and attention levels more effectively which will improve their ability to concentrate & learn, control behaviour and develop and maintain meaningful relationships.
Caregiver Meetings, Workshops &
In addition to regular meetings with parents and caregivers we offer a range of workshops which can be delivered one-on-one or in a group setting.