Visual Motor skills are how our body coordinates visual information with movement output. Visual perceptual skills are how we recognise, recall, discriminate and make sense of what we see. Both these skills are essential for children to perform activities such as catching, handwriting, cutting along a line, doing up shoe laces and reading.
O.T.WEST will carry out thorough assessments and provide intervention programs to further develop your child's skills.
School and Home Skills
Children need to be able to organise themselves and problem solve within their school and home life at a developmentally appropriate level. Day to day activities they may need to manage could include: getting dressed, going to the toilet on their own, packing their school bag, opening lunch containers, eating independently or washing their hands.
O.T.WEST can help your child become independent in school and home activities.
Children require good motor planning skills to use their bodies in a coordinated way for every aspect of their day to day activities.
O.T.WEST can provide a thorough assessment and an intervention program to further develop children’s movement skills so that they can participate in daily activities.
Play is one of the most important activities that children do. It is how they make sense of their world and how their skills and ideas are practiced and become meaningful.
O.T.WEST uses play across all of our therapy programs, however we also have specific programs that help children develop their play skills so they can engage with their peers and families.