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New Service: Occupational Therapy

Monday, January 16, 2023 - 3:23pm

We're very excited to be offering a new Allied Health service at GHFP later this month. Occupational Therapist, Klaira Guy, will be consulting at GHFP on Mondays from February 2023.

Occupational Therapy is a specialist allied health profession that takes a collaborative, practical approach to health and well-being. Occupational therapy promotes “doing”. Anything that occupies your time is referred to as an occupation. This service looks holistically at your ability, unique strengths, wants, needs, routine and environment to formulate an evidence-based approach to work alongside you to increase your capacity to participate in daily life.

Klaira commonly supports children from 3 years and young adults up to 35 years with:

  • standardised and functional assessment to support:
  • medical team in diagnosis of neurological and developmental differences
  • access to funding
  • education, advocacy support and daily strategies for challenges associated with neurodivergence and executive functioning deficits
  • strategies to promote secure attachment between caregivers and children
  • assessment and recommendations for handwriting and fine motor concerns, including equipment prescription (excluding custom splinting)
  • sensory processing assessment and strategies
  • trauma-informed and neuro-affirmative behavioural support
  • feeding and picky eating assessment and strategies
  • play and social participation assessment and strategies
  • self-care assessment and strategies.

GHFP patients, external referrals, and self-referrals are welcome.

To find out more about Klaira, click on this link - Klaira Guy, Occupational Therapist