Occupational Therapy Services

Provided by Key Assets Consulting

  • Helps children of all ages
    and all abilities to maximise
    their potential
  • Services are provided from
    early intervention to school
    ages programmes
  • DOT is our innovative way
    of delivering professional
    advice and home pro-
    grammes direct to parents
    via secure online delivery.

Online Parent Consultations and Home Programme

Through our DOT online parent service, our senior OT’s can design a programme to fit the needs of your child. Appointments can be booked as a single consult or as a package to enable you to track and evaluate your child’s progress.

Join the DOTs

Join the DOTs is a comprehensive training package for parents, carers and preschool staff on key areas of development skills that a child may experience difficulties with. This training will provide you with the essential knowledge and useful tools to implement effective strategies today to help support your child in the following areas; Sensory Processing Difficulties, Toilet Training, Gross Motor and Fine Motor Skills.

Fees

All Online consultations
(1hr session) with Senior Occupational Therapist
€100
Join The Dots
Training package
€150
Clinic based OT Assessments and Therapy Consultation
Also available for parents and children in Dublin and Cork

How To Make A Referral / Booking Enquiry

If you have a referral enquiry or would like to book a session or order the Join the DOTs package simply get in touch however you choose!

Call us

01-417 1944

Email

referrals@keyassets.ie

or complete the Referral form / Booking enquiry here
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How can Occupational Therapy help my child?

Developmental achievement of motor milestones

Children develop at different rates and some toddlers have delays in achieving their milestones.

If you are concerned about your child’s achievement of generally accepted milestones, e.g. sitting up, rolling, crawling, walking, smiling or making eye contact, an assessment from an Occupational Therapist can significantly improve your child’s development through the use of practical strategies that can be implemented at home.

Sensory Processing

Sensory Processing refers to our body’s ability to detect, interpret and respond to information in our environment, ideally in a timely and appropriate manner. Children with sensory processing difficulties may respond too much, too little, too soon or too late to information.

They may have difficulty filtering out background/everyday sensory information or may process harmless information as a potential threat. Their fear of sensations may affect their ability to engage in everyday tasks, e.g. brush their teeth or get their hair cut.

Occupational Therapists are specialists in identifying a child’s main difficulties with sensory processing difficulties. This involves detailed assessments and the provision of programmes and education on strategies for parents and carers.

Fine Motor Skills

Difficulties in this area include struggling to complete intricate activities with our hands, e.g. do/undo buttons, zips and laces, hold cutlery properly, write neatly, use a scissors or manipulate toys.

Fine motor difficulties can lead to children needing more help at home and at school and being slow to complete everyday tasks. An Occupational Therapist can assess your child’s difficulties and offer intervention to progress your child’s skills.

Gross Motor Skills

Children with gross motor difficulties struggle to move fluidly and in a co-ordinated manner. They may use too much or too little force, they may bump into people and objects, may drop items and, over time, may start to avoid movement experiences. They may have difficulty riding a bike, swimming or participating in team sports. Through play and fun activities, the Occupational Therapist can assess your child’s performance in this area and recommend an intervention to address these difficulties.

Handwriting Skills

Handwriting is a complex skill and there can be many reasons for handwriting difficulties. A handwriting assessment evaluates a child’s pencil grasp, pencil control, body posture, letter formation/spacing/alignment, handwriting speed and visual processing skills, all of which can affect handwriting quality and speed. The Occupational Therapist will assess your child’s handwriting difficulties, provide interventions to address these difficulties, monitor your child’s handwriting over time and recommend alternative methods of recording, e.g. assistive technology.

Daily Living Skills

Occupational Therapists help children and young adults develop and refine the necessary skills for independent living, e.g. dressing, grooming, maintaining personal hygiene, eating, participating in leisure activities, managing money and organising self/belongings. An Occupational Therapist can look at adaptive strategies to help your child develop and improve their skills in this area.

Toilet Training

Toileting independently is a challenging life skill for children to learn and master and can be especially difficult for children who have functional delays or disabilities. If you find your child is struggling to indicate when they are wet/dry or you feel they are regressing, input in this area is essential for parents. The Occupational Therapist can analyse your child’s current skills and provide you with a detailed plan to move forward.

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