Our Occupational Therapists work with children and young people who are blind/vision impaired and/or deaf/hearing impaired to promote development and stimulate learning.
The therapist can work with children and young people, and their families on an individual basis at home, school, or in the community to assist them in the following areas:
- Hand skills: e.g. handwriting, drawing, cutting
- Posture during activities
- Sensory processing (how they respond to visual and auditory information, movement, touch, and information about the position of their body)
- Gross motor and fine motor coordination
- Problem solving, planning and organisational skills
- Independent living skills: e.g. self care, home tasks
Children who are blind/vision impaired and/or deaf/hearing impaired can be referred to the occupational therapy service by their parents, teachers, or other professionals working with them.