My Child’s Condition

OTFC has endeavoured to provide therapy to a number of children of varying ages with a range of presenting issues or conditions. A child with Sensory issues does not necessarily have a developmental condition, however many children with diagnosed conditions such as Autism Spectrum Disorder or Fragile X Syndrome has Sensory processing / modulation difficulties. OTFC has treated and continues to work with children with the following conditions / disorders.


Autism Spectrum Disorder

(ASD) is a range of complex neurodevelopment disorders, characterized by social impairments, communication difficulties, and restricted, repetitive, and stereotyped patterns of behaviour.

Dyspraxia / Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD)

A person with dyspraxia has problems with movement and coordination. It is also known as motor learning disability, Developmental Co-ordination Disorder (DCD) and Perceptual-Motor Dysfunction.


is considered a learning difficulty that impacts on a person’s ability to write. It can manifest itself as difficulties with spelling, poor handwriting and trouble putting thoughts on paper.

Down Syndrome

Down syndrome (DS), also called Trisomy 21, is a condition in which extra genetic material causes delays in the way a child develops, both mentally and physically.

DAMP (Deficits in Attention, Motor control and Perception)

DAMP is not a disorder defined by the DSM – V. It originated in Sweden and describes a condition in which children display a combination of symptoms of…

Pervasive Developmental Disorder-Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS)

Prior to the introduction of the DSM – V, Pervasive Developmental Disorder-Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS) was used to describe individuals who do not fully…

Asperger’s Syndrome

Prior to the introduction of the DSM – V, Asperger’s Syndrome was a category of an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), one of a distinct group of neurological conditions…

Gastro Oesophageal reflux disease (GORD)

GORD, is a chronic disease that occurs when the lower oesophageal sphincter does not close properly and stomach contents leak back, or reflux, into the oesophagus.


is a learning disability characterized by problems in reading, spelling, writing, speaking, or listening. It results from the inability to process graphic symbols.

Auditory processing disorder (APD)

also known as central auditory processing disorder (CAPD), is a complex problem affecting about 5% of school-aged children. These Children can’t process the information they hear in the same way as others…

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

ADHD or AD/HD or ADD is a developmental disorder. It is primarily characterized by “the co-existence of attentional problems and hyperactivity, with each behaviour occurring infrequently alone” and symptoms…

Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)

In children exhibiting traits of ODD there is an ongoing pattern of uncooperative, defiant, and hostile behaviour toward authority figures that seriously interferes…

Language disorders

When a person has trouble understanding others (receptive language), or sharing thoughts, ideas, and feelings completely (expressive language), then he or she has a language disorder.Both children and adults can have speech and language disorders. They can occur as a result of a medical problem or have no known cause.