Building skills for life
The University of Queensland's (UQ) Occupational Therapy Clinic offer two separate services — the Children's Life Skills Clinic and the Upper Limb Hypertonicity Clinic. Through both clinics, we work with clients and their families to promote positive change and enhance daily life skills in a supportive, confidential environment. Referrals are not required to attend our clinics.
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Services we offer
Life Skills Clinic
Our clinic supports children of any age with their developmental and learning needs. We work with clients and their families to promote positive change and enhance daily life skills in a supportive, confidential environment. We will work with you and your child to develop programs specific to your child's needs to help them reach their full potential.
- A comprehensive consultation with your child and you to identify strategies to support their participation in daily life. This occurs through conversation and a series of standardised and child specific tasks which may include the following areas: sensory processing, muscle tone, body awareness, visual perception and visual motor integration.
- Promoting skills for learning, including writing, concentration, organisation and self-management
- Developing play and social interaction skills
- Preparing for Prep or Grade One
- Enhancing general co-ordination and participation in physical activities
- Assistance with manipulating items such as scissors, small toys or craft materials
- Promoting independence with self-care and daily living skills (such as dressing, using cutlery, getting ready for school)
- Dynamic-Active-Social-Health (DASH): This inclusive group works with kids using movement and dance to allow your child to creatively express themselves and build social and friendship skills.
- Ready, Set Prep: This is a group skill development program to help children transition to the prep classroom environment
- SPOT: In our Speech Pathology and Occupational Therapy program (SPOT) student clinicians work together to support kids. We implement fun and engaging activities to help kids achieve their best at home, school and in play.
- School Skill Development Programs (SDP): We offer classroom programs in prep to develop learning skills.
- Customised School programs: We work in partnership with schools to provide packages for school aged children. This may include individual and or whole of classroom activities.