For Children & Teens

Telehealth for Occupational Therapy

We understand that it can be difficult to access therapies in person due to time restrictions and other commitments. That’s why Northside Speech Pathology also offers Telehealth sessions as a convenient option for families who cannot attend our Clinic or In-Home visits. Our certified Occupational Therapists are highly experienced in providing quality care via teleconference, and both parents and children have the opportunity to connect with our therapists from the comfort of their own home.

At Northside Speech Pathology, we believe in empowering your little one through meaningful activities. Let’s get them on the path to success today!

Occupational Therapist with kid
NSP therapist with kid

What is Paediatric Occupational Therapy?

Occupational therapy enables people to participate in activities they find meaningful and necessary. Paediatric occupational therapists use a family-centred approach and work closely with children, their families, educators and other professionals to help children participate in their daily occupations such as self-care, school and play.

Comprehensive Developmental Support

We Can Support Your Child With

  • Self-care and Daily Living Skills –

    Dressing, toileting, feeding and sleeping

  • Play and Social Skills –

    Playing appropriately with toys, initiating play with others and taking turns

  • Maintaining attention and concentration
  • Fine Motar Skills –

    Manipulating toys, drawing, cutting & handwriting

  • Gross Motar Skills –

    Jumping, climbing, throwing and catching a ball and riding a bike

  • Visual Perception Skills –

    Needed for reading, writing and moving

  • Sensory Processing Skills –

    The way our brains receive, organise & respond to sensory information (such as touch, taste, smell, movement, body awareness, vision, hearing and internal senses).

  • Self-regulation Skills –

    The ability to manage emotions and behaviour in different situations.

NSP therapist with kid

What to Expect

What to Expect
Initial Sessions

If required, a comprehensive assessment will be carried out, including discussion and observation of your child while they complete a range of age appropriate tasks. Detailed written report provided approximately 1-2 weeks after initial assessment.

Goal setting

We work together with you and your child to formulate goals that are meaningful, functional and build on your child's strengths. We will break these goals into more achievable short-term goals and review the progress in our sessions.

Therapy Sessions

Occupational Therapy sessions include a combination of play-based therapy activities with your child and discussion regarding your child’s progress and strategies used to help your child and your family achieve goals. The therapist’s role is to help parents learn how to support their child outside therapy sessions.
Sessions will last for 45 min or 1 hour, depending on your child’s needs. Billing and invoicing will be completed on the spot at the end of the session. Card payments accepted at the end of the session.