Physiotherapy provides intervention to infants and children who have delayed and/or disordered development in the sensorimotor, musculoskeletal and self-care areas. The role of Physiotherapy input at the Champion Centre is to maximise the child's physical potential and is delivered within a partnership with the primary caregiver. This involves analysis of each infant / child’s motor skills in a hands-on session with the child and primary caregiver, including discussion and explanation of how to enhance the child’s physical development through play and appropriate functional activities. In addition, Physiotherapists at the Champion Centre work in collaboration with interdisciplinary team members acknowledging that all areas of a child’s development (physical, emotional, social and cognitive) are inter-related and stimulated through play.
Occupational Therapy provides intervention for infants and children who have delayed and/or disordered sensory, motor and self-care development.
Occupational Therapy is delivered at the Champion Centre within a partnership with the primary caregiver. It is recognised that all areas of a child’s development are inter-related. Developmentally appropriate goals are set following assessment, and are worked towards within the partnership between caregivers and therapists.
The purpose of Occupational therapy at the Champion Centre is to facilitate the integration of the child’s sensory processing ability. This helps children to maintain an appropriate level of arousal so that they can play, communicate and learn, and develop independence in self-care skills such as dressing, eating and toileting. The therapy involves hands-on work as well as modelling, demonstrating and explaining to parents how to enhance their child’s sensory processing and motor development. In addition we work in collaboration with interdisciplinary team members, supporting the philosophy that a child’s physical, emotional, social and cognitive development is interrelated and stimulated through play.