Occupational Therapy (OT)

Occupational Therapists help to support your mental health and wellbeing by analysing the barriers that prevent you from doing the activities you want to do. At Direct Focus Solutions we use a holistic, neurodevelopmental approach to bridge the gap between body and brain. This involves teaching you practical strategies applicable to you in everyday life.

When should I see an OT?

Our services will support you on your journey to remove many barriers to daily living, including:

  • Gross motor development
  • Handwriting
  • Difficulty with social engagement
  • Poor attention and concentration
  • Self-care skills e.g. toileting, sleep, eating
  • Oversensitivity to sensations e.g. sight, sound, taste, smell, movement, touch
  • Fussy eating
  • Poor emotional regulation
  • Inability to engage in everyday routines
  • Sensory modulation disorders occurring with neurological trauma

What does OT look like?

Our occupational therapist team will get to know you or your child through carefully assessing capacity, limitations and strengths. Initial screening includes a detailed interview, gross and fine motor functioning observation, evaluation of movement patterns, and examining strength and sensory processing. Following initial assessment, we will collaborate with you on your goals and help you to develop an individually-tailored treatment plan. Depending on the needs of you or your child, one-on-one sessions may take place at home or in one of our clinics.

Our Sensory Space

Our occupational therapy sensory space was designed to challenge individuals in a fun, safe and innovative way. Children and adults are given an opportunity to self-regulate by using their bodies and the environment around them. Whether it’s climbing up the rock wall and jumping into the crash mat to build strength and resilience, challenging movement and balance with our swings, or crawling through the tunnel to finish the obstacle course, our sensory space will strengthen existing skills and encourages you to learn new ones. Come check it out!