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Children may have difficulties doing some
things because of conditions they have been born with, an illness
or injury. This can affect their independence, their health and how
they feel about themselves.
(also called 'OTs') can work with children of all
ages and their families to help them do the things they want
or have to do including playing, getting dressed, handwriting and
sports. Occupational therapy also includes making changes to
the child's school or home environment to help the
child be more independent.
The occupational therapists at the RCH in Melbourne have developed some practical, user-friendly health information fact sheets. They are a resource for OT's, parents and older children in an occupational
therapy intervention program. Information includes:
Click here for the fact sheets
Developed by the RCH OT Department. First published Nov 2006. Updated November 2010.
This information is intended to support, not replace, discussion with your doctor or healthcare professionals. The authors of these consumer health information handouts have made a considerable effort to ensure the information is accurate, up to date and easy to understand. The Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne accepts no responsibility for any inaccuracies, information perceived as misleading, or the success of any treatment regimen detailed in these handouts. Information contained in the handouts is updated regularly and therefore you should always check you are referring to the most recent version of the handout. The onus is on you, the user, to ensure that you have downloaded the most up-to-date version of a consumer health information handout.