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Occupational Therapy

What is Occupational Therapy?

Occupational therapy uses activity as well as talking to support healing, personal growth, and life satisfaction. An OT can help children who struggle to do everyday tasks as well as those with various social, emotional, and behavioral difficulties including those on the spectrum and with sensory processing issues. For kids, this includes tasks that are part of learning and functioning well at school. OT works on the skills kids need to do the things they struggle with.

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As an Occupational Therapist, Tara utilises a client-centered approach to assess and understand what may be impacting your child's mental health and wellbeing. Tara focuses on play as this is the universal language for children to express their inner world, thoughts and feelings. She aims to support connection between a child's experiences and their narratives as well as connecting with those around them.

My approach in therapy comprises of 4 main concepts:

  • Playfulness - Being playful to engage and build a meaningful relationship with your child

  • Acceptance - Accepting of your child's emotional states

  • Curiosity - Being curious about their play and behaviours

  • Empathy - Providing empathy with their stories, experiences, and emotions


For more Information:



1. Please Stay Here – I Want You Near by Sarah Mundy, Rachel Millson-Hill

2. Parenting Through Stories: Parenting Handbook by Sarah MundyRachel Millson-Hill

3. Riley the Brave by Jess SinarskiZachary Kline

4. Raising a Secure Child - How Circle of Security Parenting Can Help You Nurture Your Child's Attachment, Emotional Resilience, and Freedom to Explore by Kent HoffmanGlen Cooper, and Bert Powell
With Christine M. Benton Foreword by 
Daniel J. Siegel

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