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Autism Therapy

Pediatric Occupational Therapy and how we can help 

Occupational therapists (OTs) work with children and families to improve the underlying skills to enable a child to participate in their every day occupations.  Occupations for a child include self-care skills such as toileting, dressing and feeding tasks; playing and socialising with friends; leisure activities; as well learning activities such as writing, reading, and cutting. 

Occupational Therapists provide support and recommendations for challenges of everyday life encountered at home, the community, and within the school setting. The unique areas an occupational therapist can provide support are sensory processing differences, emotional regulation, difficulties planning and sequencing tasks, writing / pre-writing challenges, and motor skill development.  In addition, OTs help with developing shared engagement, joint attention, as well as access to learning activities and environments. 


A company that celebrates the individual differences of each child using a sensory motor framework as well play and emotional connections support the development of motor, behavioural, cognitive, and social skills.

Here at Thrive OT we work with a variety of children experiencing a range of difficulties including:

  • Autism and social communication differences

  • Fine and gross motor delays 

  • Delays in self-care tasks 

  • Handwriting and pre-writing activities

  • Difficulties planning and sequencing motor tasks 

  • Shared engagement and joint attention 

  • Concentration / attention difficulties 

  • Sensory & emotional regulation

  • Development Co-ordination Disorder


If you feel your child would benefit from an assessment, please contact ThriveOT to carry out an assessment of your child within the home, daycare/pre-school environment, or within the community.

Approaches used at Thrive OT 

Here at Thrive OT we use a person, occupation, environment approach to intervention ensuring that all factors are considered in order to ensure our children and young people achieve their potential. Hillary is trained in Evidence-based approaches such as the SCERTs framework, DIR Floortime, Emotional regulation programs such as the Zones of Regulation & Autism Level Up and the Interoception curriculum. In addition to this, she provides specialist interventions such as Lego Therapy and Therapeutic Listening - Vital Links. 

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