Make a Great Start to 2018!

Another school year is almost over, and before we know it, a new one will be beginning.

At Kids Matters OT, our experience tells us that the transition to school or between grades can be a tricky time for some children and can set the tone for how the rest of the year unfolds.

For some children, the long break at the end of the year can disrupt their progress and challenge their ability to cope.

Prepare your child for the challenges of the New Year, ease the transition and take a load off your home program with a high intensity burst of therapy.

Our therapists report quicker gains with higher intensity:

  • 5 year old boy with poor alphabet recognition, resistance to fine motor activities, fisted grasp, weak core and upper body and lack of hand preference has been attending on and off, once a month or so for 9 months with little change. In 6 sessions over 3 weeks he now recognises most letters of the alphabet, has established a hand preference and is using a more mature pencil grip, he can now lift his own weight to swing from a trapeze. 
  • 5 year old boy with ASD who really struggled with managing the many stairs in his school. He also became dysregulated by movement experiences and had significant difficulties with motor planning how to do the many new tasks he was faced with. He came to therapy with Michelle 2x/ week for 3 weeks and started the new year being able to easily manage all the stairs in his school. He was also exploring a range of movement experiences with confidence. He was keen and ready to start school.

How it Works

  • Visit us 2-3 times per week for 2-4 weeks. You child does more in the clinic, so you can do less at home.
  • To make it more affordable for you, every week the 2nd &/or 3rd sessions are at a reduced rate.
  • Sessions can be 30 or 50 minutes long according to need.
  • Available December, 2017 to the end of February, 2018.

What are the benefits of an intensive?

Intensives help to form good habits and overcome difficulties more quickly than a single weekly session. (Compare the effects of going to the gym 1x/ week compared to 3x/ week). It is generally accepted that it takes about 1 month to form good habits. The intensive nature of the program gives a chance to build these good habits while developing muscle control, thinking, emotional regulation and skill. It forms an important step in overcoming difficulties within a supportive context. Intensives are recommended for the best outcomes, even if the child does limited practice at home.

How to Book

  • Fill out the form below to express your interest in intensives.
  • You will be called back by the next business day to discuss this further by one of our friendly receptionists.
  • Existing clients, will be booked straight in with their therapist.
  • New clients will need to come for an initial consultation to determine suitability and goals for an intensive

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