Occupational therapy

What is occupational therapy?

Occupational therapy, often referred to as OT, is the use of treatments to develop, recover, or maintain the daily living skills of people with a physical, mental or developmental condition.

How do we help children with occupational therapy?

The Sydney Children's Hospitals Network (SCHN) occupational therapy service offers a family focused approach to assist children participate as fully as possible in their home, school and play activities.

Therapy at both The Children's Hospital at Westmead and Sydney Children's Hospital is provided in a range of ways, including one-to-one therapy working within a transdiscplinary team approach. Services are provided in acute and community settings for babies, children and adolescents with developmental, physical, psychological and social difficulties that have caused temporary or permanent disruption to their lives as well as their families.