It’s never easy raising a child with a serious disorder or syndrome. At Anneke de Jager Occupational Therapy, we do our best to make it easier on you by providing exceptional occupational therapy services for children. We will also provide the tools you need to support your child with.
Children with mental disorders may have challenges in the areas of planning tasks, organising, problem-solving and decision making. They may also have trouble controlling emotions. Occupational therapy can help improve on or compensate for these challenges.
Occupational therapists believe that occupational performance is determined by the relationship between children and their environments. We approach mental health with the unique perspective that considers a child's needs within the context of family and community.
As occupational therapists, we often work with children who have mental disabilities, injuries, or impairments in order to reinforce their self-esteem.
At our practice, we believe that participation in daily activities is vital to mental health and well-being. We use activities such as playing, listening to music, writing, and drawing as a means to help children gain confidence. We take great pride in enhancing a child's ability to live a meaningful and satisfying life.
When working with a child who has a mental condition, we employ a variety of assessments. Once the necessary information has been obtained, we create a personalised occupational plan. This plan is used for goal-setting and treatment planning.
At Anneke de Jager Occupational Therapy, we provide occupational therapy for the following conditions:
- Cerebral palsy
- Downs syndrome
- Other conditions