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Independence & Self-Care Skills For All Ages

Our OTs are committed to promoting independence and self-care skills in clients of all ages. We assess each client’s abilities and challenges in daily living activities and create customised plans to enhance their skills in areas such as dressing, grooming, and personal hygiene.

We use task analysis to break down complex activities into smaller, manageable steps. This methodical approach helps clients learn and master each step, gradually building towards complete independence. Our therapists also recommend and train clients in the use of adaptive equipment and assistive technology, where necessary, to promote autonomy.

Empowering clients to take control of their daily routines not only improves their functional abilities but also boosts their confidence and self-esteem. We work closely with families to ensure that these skills are practiced and reinforced outside of therapy sessions, leading to greater independence in everyday life.

Empowering Independence and Self-Care:

How our Occupational Therapists Foster Skills for Daily Living

Independence and self-care skills are crucial for children to navigate their daily lives with confidence and autonomy. From dressing and feeding themselves to managing personal hygiene and household tasks, these skills lay the foundation for children’s overall well-being and success. However, for some children, challenges such as developmental delays, motor coordination difficulties, sensory sensitivities, or cognitive impairments may hinder their ability to perform these tasks independently. At LEAP Centre, our occupational therapists are dedicated to helping children develop and enhance their independence and self-care skills, empowering them to thrive in all aspects of life.

Understanding Independence and Self-Care Skills

Independence and self-care skills encompass a broad range of abilities that children develop as they grow and mature. These skills include:

Children may face various challenges that impact their ability to perform daily living tasks independently. These challenges can arise from developmental, physical, sensory, or cognitive factors, as well as environmental barriers. Some common signs of difficulties in independence and self-care skills include:

Occupational therapists play a crucial role in supporting children’s independence and self-care skills through individualised intervention and collaboration. By teaching adaptive strategies and providing hands-on guidance, occupational therapists help children develop the confidence and competence to perform daily tasks independently. Here’s how occupational therapists support children in achieving independence and mastering self-care:

At LEAP Centre, we believe that every child has the potential to achieve greater independence and self-care skills with the right support and encouragement. Our experienced occupational therapists are committed to helping children build the confidence, competence, and resilience needed to succeed in daily life and beyond. By fostering independence and self-care skills, we empower children to live their lives to the fullest and participate fully in their communities.

If you’re concerned about your child’s independence and self-care skills or have noticed challenges in their daily routines, we’re here to help. Contact us to schedule an appointment with one of our experienced occupational therapists and take the first step towards empowering your child to thrive independently.

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Frequently Asked Question

What services do you offer?

We offer a comprehensive range of therapy services, including occupational therapyspeech therapy, and physiotherapy. Each service is tailored to meet the unique needs of our clients, ranging from developmental therapies for children to rehabilitation and support for adults. We also offer programs such as group sessions, individual sessions, and intensive therapy blocks.

If you or your family member is facing challenges with speech, mobility, daily activities, or other areas of physical and cognitive function, therapy might be beneficial. We recommend scheduling a consultation with our specialists for a professional assessment and personalised recommendations. Please submit your enquiry form to book the consultation. 

Our clinic provides services for all age groups. We have specialised programs for children, adolescents, adults, and the elderly, ensuring age-appropriate and effective therapy for every client.

Therapy sessions are scheduled based on the individual needs and availability of our clients. Each session typically consists of 45 minutes of direct therapy followed by client/family feedback and therapist documentation/planning.

Our therapists are highly qualified and licensed professionals. They hold degrees in their respective fields and have undergone extensive training and certification. Continuous education is a priority for our team, ensuring we stay updated with the latest therapy techniques and research.

Yes, we actively collaborate with schools, physicians, and other healthcare providers to ensure a comprehensive and coordinated approach to our clients’ care. This multidisciplinary collaboration is essential for holistic treatment planning and effective outcomes. Contact us to collaborate with us! 

Our approach is client-centered, evidence-based, and holistic. We focus on understanding each client’s unique needs and goals, and we tailor our therapy plans accordingly. We emphasise a collaborative approach involving the client, their family, and other professionals as needed.

We accept NDIS funding, private health, medicare, and private pay. For all NDIS self-managed or private paying clients, payment is required on the day of your session. Our administrative team can assist you in understanding your benefits and navigating the billing process. Give us a call or submit an enquiry form to find out more! 

Yes we do! In addition to clinic-based sessions, we also offer therapy in the home, daycare settings, or at schools. Sessions outside of the clinic incur a travel fee consistent with the NDIS travel rate guide. Give us a call or submit an enquiry form to find out more! 

We welcome and value your feedback. You can provide feedback directly to your therapist, through our reception, or by emailing We are committed to continuous improvement and take your insights seriously.

Absolutely. We understand the importance of a good therapist-client match and will facilitate a change if needed to ensure the best therapeutic experience and outcome.

Getting started is easy. Simply contact us via phone, email, or our website to schedule an initial consultation. During this session, we will discuss your needs and create a personalised therapy plan.

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