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School Readiness Programs

Preparing for school is a significant milestone in a child’s life. Our OTs focus on developing the necessary skills for academic and social success in a school setting. We work on fine and gross motor skills, attention and concentration, and social interaction, ensuring that children are well-equipped for the classroom environment.

Our school readiness programs also address specific academic skills, such as pre-writing and pre-reading abilities, basic math concepts, and organisational skills. We use engaging and age-appropriate activities to make learning enjoyable and effective.

In collaboration with educators and families, we create a supportive transition plan for each child. This includes providing recommendations for classroom accommodations, if needed, and strategies for effective communication between home and school.

Preparing for Success in School:

How Our Occupational Therapists Support School Readiness

School readiness is a pivotal milestone in a child’s life, marking their transition from early childhood to formal education. It encompasses a range of physical, cognitive, social, and emotional skills that lay the groundwork for academic achievement and overall well-being. At LEAP Centre, our occupational therapists are committed to helping children develop the skills they need to thrive in the classroom and beyond. Through targeted interventions and collaborative support, we empower children to reach their full potential and succeed in school.

Understanding School Readiness

School readiness extends beyond academic knowledge to include a broad spectrum of abilities that enable children to engage and learn effectively in a classroom environment. These skills encompass:

Children may encounter various challenges that impact their readiness for school. These challenges can arise from developmental delays, sensory processing difficulties, motor coordination issues, language or communication disorders, attention deficits, or environmental factors. Some common indicators of school readiness difficulties include:

Occupational therapists play a crucial role in supporting children’s school readiness by addressing underlying factors that may impact their ability to thrive in the classroom. Through individualised intervention and collaboration, occupational therapists help children develop the foundational skills necessary for academic success and overall well-being. Here’s how occupational therapists can support school readiness:

At LEAP Centre, we believe that every child deserves the opportunity to succeed in school and beyond. Our experienced occupational therapists are dedicated to helping children develop the skills they need to thrive in the classroom and beyond. By fostering a foundation of strength, confidence, and resilience, we empower children to reach their full potential and achieve academic success.

If you’re concerned about your child’s school readiness or have noticed challenges in their development, we’re here to help. Contact us to schedule an appointment with one of our experienced occupational therapists and take the first step toward preparing your child for success in school.

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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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