Occupational Therapy for children is concerned with maximising the ability of children to participate in self-help, play and learning skills that are appropriate for their age.
An Occupational Therapist can help a child, their parents/caregivers and other people in the child’s life to:
- Increase their understanding of the child’s difficulties, disability or illness
- Learn ways to maximise the child’s performance in everyday living
- Empower the child to reach their full potential by promoting their strengths and self-esteem.
Jump Up Occupational Therapy focuses on empowering children to reach their full potential and works collaboratively with families and other people in the child’s life.
Jump Up Occupational Therapy is a mobile service. Depending on the needs of your child and family, arrangements can be made to meet with children at school, daycare, kindy or in their home.
This helps children feel at ease as they are in a familiar environment and it reduces time away from their regular daily routine.
Madeline graduated from the University of Queensland in 1993. Since then, her Occupational Therapy background is primarily working with children, with a particular focus on learning difficulties and developmental delays. Madeline has worked as an Occupational Therapist in the United States of America, Turkey and Australia. She has recently completed a Postgraduate Diploma - Education, which enables her to link therapy and developmental goals with educational curriculum expectations.
Areas of interest and ongoing professional development include:
- Sensory Processing
- Child Development
- School Readiness
- Postural Control
- Energy Levels
- Resilience In Children