Occupational Therapy (OT)

Our Occupational Therapists in Sydney support mental health and wellbeing by looking at barriers that stop us from engaging in activities we want to do. OT’s at Direct Focus Solutions use a holistic neurodevelopmental approach to connect body and brain by teaching practical strategies that can be implemented in everyday life.

When is it time to see an OT?

Our OT service will be ready to support you on your journey to take down the barriers to daily living which may include:

  • 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
  • Poor ability to engage in everyday routines
  • Sensory modulation disorders comorbid with neurological trauma

What does OT look like?

Our occupational therapist team will get to know you or your child by carefully assessing capacity, limitations and strengths. The initial screening includes a detailed interview, functional observations on gross motor, fine motor, movement patterns, strength and sensory processing. Based on the initial assessment, a collaboration with you on goals will help develop a 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 aims to strengthen current skills and encourages learning new ones. Come check it out!