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Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy (OT) is an allied health profession which abides by the regulations set by the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA). OT’s use meaningful activities to achieve therapeutic goals which equip individuals or groups with the necessary skills to participate optimally in their occupations. These include: member of the family, work, play, scholastic performance, social-emotional, self-care (dressing, eating, sleeping etc.) or parenting. Occupational Therapists specialize in a number of different areas, including paediatrics; physical rehabilitation; mental health; geriatrics and community empowerment. Sensory Kidzone specializes in paediatrics.

Paediatric Occupational Therapy

The areas that a child often struggles with include climbing on playground equipment, gross / fine motor skills, dominance, making friends, sitting still, concentration, being picky eaters, following instructions, left handedness, crossing the midline, muscle tone, postural control, copying from the book or board, being clumsy, cutting and hand writing difficulties. Challenges in these areas could potentially lead to difficulties in behaviour, concentration and emotional control. At Sensory Kidzone we use a range of techniques to address these difficulties including Ayre’s Sensory Integration, DIR®/Floortime, Tomatis® and Interactive Metronome

Ayre’s Sensory Integration

In ASI ® therapy the therapist uses meaningful sensory experiences to enable the client to process and integrate senses effectively in order to interact with ...

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DIR/Floortime

The DIR model, using the Floortime approach, provides a comprehensive framework for understanding and treating children with challenges with social...

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Tomatis SoListen

The Solisten® method is a home based programme that provides the Tomatis® effect and is able to reactivate the full listening potential of the individual...

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Interactive Metronome

IM is a biometric technology that measures and improves human timing. It is an advanced brain based rehabilitation assessment & treatment program developed...

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Some of our Services

Therapeutic Listning

Therapeutic Listening was developed by Occupational Therapists Sheila Frick, OTR It is a sound-based intervention within the context of sensory integrative perspective, which emphasize vestibular stimulation and postural movement strategies and allow therapists to approach the auditory and vestibular system directly ...

Alert programmes/Social skills

At Sensory Kidzone we offer a 10 week programme that combines concepts of The Alert Program® and social skills. Children with different dysfunctions for example sensory modulation, praxis, and ADHD often struggle in social settings. They need a safe nurturing environment in which to learn through experience how to develop ...

Hippotherapy

Hippotherapy is the use of the horse’s movement as a platform for intervention. The horse as a therapeutic partner is unique because the children build a relationship with the horse which aids in motivating the child. The main aim is to maximise the transference of horse movement to the client and use games or activities as ...

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