Occupational Therapy

At UQ’s Occupational Therapy (OT) Clinic, we offer services for children, teenagers and young adults to promote positive change and enhance daily life skills in a supportive, confidential environment.

You will receive services from OT students who are being supervised at all times by a fully qualified and highly experienced occupational therapist.

Referrals are not required to attend our clinics.

 

Our services

Life Skills Clinic

The goal of the Life Skills clinic is to help your child reach their full potential. We work with families, schools, and other professionals to help your child continue to grow, achieve, and have fun.

On your first visit, we will work with you and your child to identify their learning and developmental needs. Based on the outcomes of your first visit, goals of therapy might include helping your child:

  • Prepare for prep or grade one
  • Develop skills for learning, including writing, concentration and organisation skills
  • Develop play and social interaction skills
  • Improve their general co-ordination and participation in physical activities
  • Improve their skills in using their hands when working with scissors, small toys or craft materials
  • Become more independent in looking after themselves day-to-day with things such as dressing, using cutlery, and getting ready for school.

Speciality Programs

  • 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. This program also incorporates Speech Pathology.
  • 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 skill development and screening programs in prep.
  • 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.