Challenges/ Behaviours your child may present with

At Thrive OT, we help children who present with any of the following:

  • Poor gross, fine motor and oral motor control (e.g. child appears clumsy, finds climbing or hopping difficult, has difficulties using knife and fork, doing up buttons, brushing teeth, holding a pencil etc)
  • Balance and coordination problems
  • Variable or low muscle tone, poor postural control and lack of strength
  • Sensory processing challenges (avoids/ seeks sensory input inc. movement, touch, sights, smells, sounds)
  • Difficulties coping with noise or certain sounds within the environment
  • Over or under-sensitivity to touch (e.g. dislikes being touched, messy play, fussy with textures of clothes or foods or doesn’t noticed being touched)
  • Delays in academic achievement or ability
  • Visual motor and visual perceptual difficulties (e.g. copying from the board, letter/number reversals)
  • Lack of attention and focus (e.g. difficulties listening, attending or concentrating)
  • Hyperactivity (always “on the go”)
  • Difficulties with self-regulation (e.g. remaining calm or staying alert when required)
  • Poor organisation and planning ability (untidy, forgetful, difficulties getting started or keeping going on a tasks
  • Difficulty with social participation and interaction (may avoid others, misunderstand them, get frustrated with them)
  • Poor self esteem
  • Difficulties making and keeping friends
  • Difficulties with self-help skills such as toileting, feeding, dressing, washing etc
  • Restricted or limited play skills
  • Difficulties coping with transitions or high activity events
  • Easily overwhelmed
  • Sleep problems

Many children present with a range of difficulties but may not have a diagnosed condition.