Occupational therapy for children at Inspiro

Tuesday, 1 August 2017
Occupational therapy for children at Inspiro

Occupational therapy for children in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs. We have clinics in Healesville, Lilydale and Tecoma (Belgrave coming soon). Call 9028 0153 or


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Inspiro’s occupational therapists can help support a child’s development through addressing delays with hyperactivity, walking, sitting and clumsiness.

Inspiro’s children’s occupational therapy helps preschool-aged children improve their motor skills and get ready for school. This service is available in Lilydale, Tecoma and Upwey.

Child occupational therapists at Inspiro support children, with their families, to become more independent in everyday activities. A child occupational therapist will help children with their hand skills (holding a pencil, drawing, cutting with scissors, playing with small objects etc), body skills (balancing, jumping, catching a ball, running etc) and self-care skills (dressing, toileting and sleeping etc). They will also support a child’s ability to concentrate, pay attention and manage sensory sensitivities.

Child occupational therapists at Inspiro support children, with their families, to become more independent in everyday activities. 

If you have concerns about your child’s coordination, fine motor skills or sensory processing, and your child is aged between 2 - 5 years or is at preschool, you should consider seeing our children’s occupational therapist.

Areas we can address include:

• Fine motor skills (writing and drawing, using scissors)
• Gross motor skills (balancing, jumping, catching)
• Processing of sensory information (vision, noise, touch, movement) which
effect concentration and learning
• Self-care skills (dressing, toileting, grooming, feeding and bathing) which can effect independence.

Our therapist will work with you and your child to assist in their development as they move through this critical time of learning. Importantly, parents will also be suitably trained to maintain skill development at home.

Groups and programs

Inspiro has a range of low cost or free groups and programs for children and adults. Click here to view the full list.

Perceptual Motor Program (PMP)

This motor skills group is run for preschool aged children referred from the Sherbrooke Family and Children’s Centre in Upwey.

Who is this service for?

Inspiro’s occupational therapy is for Preschool-aged children. 

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Make an appointment:

Call us on 9028 0153 to get started or Click here and we will be in touch soon

More about Inspiro’s services:

Inspiro is a local, not-for-profit health service that provides quality health services. 

Inspiro have general, family counselling, drug and alcohol counselling, counselling for anxiety, depression, loss and grief, Peri Natal depression help, counselling for social anxiety and development of social skills, adults with high functioning ASD/Asperger’s, youth counselling, help with eating disorders and more.

Inspiro also offers dental services, podiatry, speech therapy, dietetics and nutrition, diabetes assistance and physiotherapy to residents of Lilydale, Chirnside Park, Mooroolbark, Montrose, Wandin, Seville, Healesville, Croydon, Belgrave, Tecoma, Ferntree Gully, Bayswater, Boronia and surrounding areas in the Yarra Ranges and Yarra Valley.

Inspiro provides occupational therapy services for children in the following areas:

Badger Creek, Bayswater, Bayswater North, Belgrave, Belgrave Heights, Belgrave South, Boronia, Chirnside Park, Coldstream, Croydon North, Croydon, Croydon Hills, East Warburton, Emerald, Ferny Creek, Healesville, Heathmont, Hoddles Creek, Kallista, Kalorama, Kilsyth South, Kilsyth, Launching Place, Lilydale, Lysterfield, Macclesfield, Menzies Creek, Millgrove, Monbulk, Montrose, Mooroolbark, Mount Dandenong, Mount Evelyn, Narre Warren East, Olinda, Ringwood, Ringwood North, Sassafras, Selby, Seville, Seville East, Silvan, Tecoma, The Patch, Tremont, Upper Ferntree Gully, Upwey, Wandin, Wandin North, Warrandyte South, Warranwood, Warburton, Wesburn, Wonga Park, Woori Yallock, Yarra Valley, Yarra Glen, Yarra Junction and Yellingbo.

Inspiro’s range of health services

For information about PODIATRY click here.

For information about ADULT SPEECH THERAPY click here.

For information about PHYSIOTHERAPY click here.

For information about DIETETICS AND NUTRITION click here.

For information about COUNSELLING click here.

For information about our DENTAL CLINIC click here.

For information about our INTEREST FREE LOANS click here.

For information about our WOMENS HEALTH CLINIC residents click here.

For information about MY AGED CARE & ELDERLY CARE click here.

For information about our PODIATRY CLINIC click here.

For information about our DIABETES HELP AND EDUCATION clinic click here

For information about our SERVICES FOR CHILDREN click here


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