This video provides parents with information on the screening assessment process that is conducted across a number of schools and provides information on general physical development.
Below are some general information sheets that may be helpful in ideas to try at home, or to help you determine if OT is relevant for your child.
Links to resources
Child Development Services
The Health Department of WA offer free allied health services and support for children. Families can self refer for these services. https://www.cahs.health.wa.gov.au/Our-services/Community-Health/Child-Development-Service/Eligibility-and-referrals
Physical activity guidelines
Maximising physical activity is excellent for general health and wellbeing but also assists in all areas of development for children.
Lil Peeps YouTube Resources
Lil Peeps have a number of free videos for families and teachers to access, providing information on a number of different therapy areas, from shoelace tying, core strength, to the Alert program.
Animal fun is an excellent evidence-based resource for early childhood educators, assisting in key motor skills essential for participation in the classroom and playground.
Just Write OT
The Just Write Fine Motor Kits designed by a Perth OT, comes with a set of digital instructions explaining how to use each of the fine motor tools.
The instructions will provide you with:
What skills are targeted in the activity
Handy Hints to master correct techniques
How to boost the activity to increase the challenge
How to break down the activity into smaller steps to develop hand skills with a just right challenge
To find out more order your FM Kit by emailing : firstname.lastname@example.org
Power of Play Physiotherapy
Power of Play is a specialised paediatric physiotherapy service based in Atwell. Offering clinic and mobile services this support will assist for children with complex needs (including equipment) as as well as for those children need motor skill based support.
Grow Play Monkey Bars
This local manufacturer of Monkey Bar systems is helping to ensure our children remain strong!