Kids OT is a Paediatric Occupational Therapy private practice which specialises in sensory processing, social skills, attention and learning difficulties. Kids OT offers individualised assessment and intervention approaches to assist children develop their functional abilities across all environments. For children with ADHD, Occupational Therapy intervention primarily focuses on self-regulation and enabling the child to achieve and maintain a calm-alert level of arousal, necessary for attention, focus, memory, organisation, learning, emotional regulation and positive social interactions.
Suite 13, Forestway Shopping Centre
Frenchs Forest 2086
Tel: 9451 5735
Occupational Therapy Helping Children
Occupational Therapy Helping Children is a paediatric private practice which has been operating on the Northern Beaches for over 20 years. We have clinics at Balgowlah and Lindfield. Our staff are mature, highly experienced and many have children with whom they have walked the ADHD path. Occupational Therapy Helping Children specialises in treating children with ADHD, sensory processing disorder, developmental disabilities, and learning difficulties.
For children with ADHD, occupational therapy can help them with organisation, physical co-ordination and improving their efficiency in everyday tasks. The two main areas that we address with children with ADHD are:
- Self-regulation - teaching a child to identify and adjust their level of alertness;
- Executive functioning - teaching a child organisational skills, preparing for and making smooth transitions between events, problem solving and time management.
At our practice we teach the child how to develop the skills to help them function more effectively and we educate the family about how to create a home environment and routine that is going to support their child’s needs.
Occupational Therapy Helping Children offer a practice at Balgowlah and Lindfield in addition to working within the school environment.
Phone: 02 9913-3823
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OccupationalTherapyHelpingChildrenOTHC entry for ADHD Guide
Sarah Wilkes-Gillan, Occupational Therapist
Sarah is an occupational therapist who works with children and their families. Sarah is also a lecturer at the Australian Catholic University (North Sydney) as well as a PhD Candidate at the University of Sydney. Since 2009, she has been conducting research with children with ADHD and their families. Sarah’s research involves developing a play-based intervention that aims to improve the social and communication skills of children with ADHD (aged 5-11 years).
Sarah also runs community workshops for parents and teachers that focuses on supporting children’s social skills and friendships.