According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, in 2009 there were 288,348 (7%) children aged 0-14 living in Australia with a disability. Of children aged 0-4, a surprising two-thirds of them had a sensory disability. Disability’s can profoundly impact upon a child’s health, communication, movement, social engagement and learning. Families raising a child with a disability can often be put under physical, emotional and financial demands.
So here’s another statistic for you: around 900,000 blogs are created every 24 hours worldwide. So why should this one attract your regular attention?!
Here at Occupational Therapy For Children (OTFC) in Adelaide, we are committed to providing a holistic, highly collaborative and skilled service to children and their families. Being the longest standing private paediatric OT practice in South Australia, we have developed a sound knowledge base and unique treatment paradigm that we hope to convey to you through this blog.
So if you’re raising a child with a disability, or you’re a parent who wants to provide your child with the best developmental opportunities, then watch this space for some creative ideas about how to best support your child’s needs. From homework activities, to up-to-date information on a wide variety of developmental issues, we hope to provide you with information, inspiration and insight!
For further information about our services, see www.occupationaltherapychildren.com.au You can also like us on Facebook to keep up-to-date with the latest happenings in the OTFC community. We welcome your suggestions and requests for future blog topics and look forward to connecting with you in the future!