Occupational and physical therapy is provided to children from birth to Kindergarten entry that have a developmental delay or disability.
Occupational therapists help with the activities of daily living such as feeding and dressing and offer suggestions about development of fine motor skills as well as motor planning and sensory processing. Physiotherapists help in the development and quality of gross motor function, such as sitting, standing, crawling and walking. They recommend adaptations to activities in home, preschool, day care and recreation programs so a child’s disability is not an obstacle to participation and quality of life.
Occupational and physical therapy for school age children is available on a limited basis.
Access to Program:
The program is available to families living on the Sunshine Coast from Langdale to Egmont. Families may self-refer and referrals are accepted from the community with parent’s permission. The program is funded through the Ministry of Children and Family Development and there is no cost to families. There may be wait times for service based on funding and number of children accessing services.
Location and Hours:
Therapists are located at the SCCSS Inlet office and provide outreach services from Langdale to Egmont. Therapists work with children and families in the home, in day care, pre-school or school settings, or in community facilities like the pool, and provide screening, assessment, and consultative services. Hours are flexible in order to meet family’s needs.
Health Care Professionals, Child Care Providers and Parents can print, fill out and scan/fax to contact info below to access Supported Child Development Programs.