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What can our Occupational Therapist do for you?

Updated: Apr 8

The Occupational Therapy (OT) service can support all ages to develop everyday skills such as playing with toys, holding a cup/spoon, using a pencil/scissors, bathing, dressing and even applying make-up!


Here are a few supporting areas that they could help your child with:


  1. Did you know…. OT can support your baby to play with toys

  2. Did you know…. OT can support your baby to copy actions to songs

  3. Did you know…. OT can support your baby to use there arms and hands

  4. Did you know…. OT can support your child to hold a cup

  5. Did you know…. OT can support your child spoon feed

  6. Did you know…. OT can support your child to put on their Jammies

  7. Did you know…. OT can support your child to keep their shoes and sock on

  8. Did you know…. OT can support your child to tolerate nail cutting

  9. Did you know…. OT can support your child to hold a pencil

  10. Did you know…. OT can support your child to write/type their name

  11. Did you know…. OT can support your child to do their hair

  12. Did you know…. OT can support your child pay attention to learn new skills

  13. Did you know…. OT can support your child play with others

  14. Did you know…. OT can support your teenager do their make up

  15. Did you know…. OT can support your child to brush their hair

  16. Did you know…. OT can support your teenager to fix a snack


Natasha our Occupational Therapist (OT) attends DSCNE every Wednesday morning. A child can avail of an in-centre session, or virtual appointment perhaps with a parent or a preschool/school setting (with the parents permission). We currently have appointments at 10am, 11am and 12pm.


Each OT session at DSCNE lasts approximately 45 minutes.


You will need to have an initial Parent Consultation prior to commencing OT at DSCNE where you will discuss the child, their goals and needs. We will send you a referral form in advance to complete. Your child will likely then come in to DSCNE and Natasha will assess and discuss the number and frequency of sessions you will have going forward.


A Parent Consultation costs €10 and OT sessions cost €25.


Click here if you want to know more about our OT service and/or contact the Office team via 042 942 3181 and info@dscnortheast.ie to learn more and enquire about bookings.



 If you wanted to learn even more about what an OT can help with please see this article : https://www.theottoolbox.com/occupational-therapy-for-down-syndrome/



 

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