Occupational Therapy

What is Occupational Therapy?

Occupational therapy is a healthcare service that helps individuals to participate in everyday tasks.

OT’s work with children to ensure they can fulfill their daily occupations including play, self-care and learning.

An OT will analyse a task and take a holistic approach to intervention, considering underlying abilities that may impact task performance e.g. motor skills, cognition, sensory, personal and emotional factors. 

Occupational therapy is goal-focused intervention to teach strategies or adaptations, change environments and educate individuals involved in the child’s life.

What is the role of an Occupational Therapist within an ESDM multi-disciplinary team?

Occupational therapists work within a multidisciplinary team to assist with successful achievement of goals.

Occupational Therapists at the CDI are also trained in the ESDM and provide specialised  support to the Multi-disciplinary team in areas such as fine motor, gross motor, sensory processing and personal independence.

We are not currently taking enrolments for Occupational Therapy sessions – the role of our OT’s is to act as a Key Worker within our Multi-disciplinary team and deliver ESDM Therapy, which is often more beneficial for young children with neurodevelopmental delays than traditional Occupational Therapy sessions.

Watch the short video below to hear the CDI Clinical Director and a Paediatric OT and ESDM Therapist discuss how the Early Start Denver Model can be more beneficial than traditional OT for young children with Autism or Neurodevelopmental delays.

If you would like to find out more about our multi-disciplinary approach to early intervention please contact us through the Enquiries form.