If life skills are a goal for your son/daughter’s OT, a comprehensive history will first be taken along with a possible functional assessment, plus a variety of assessments to identify impacting factors prior to a treatment plan being put into place.

Life skills are necessary or desirable for full participation in everyday life. The World Health Organization in 1999 identified five core cross-cultural areas of life skills

– decision-making and problem-solving;

– creative thinking (see also: lateral thinking) and critical thinking;

– communication and interpersonal skills;

– self-awareness and empathy; and

– coping with emotions and coping with stress.

Occupational Therapy can help any with any functional skills that are

– age-appropriate

– required now

– required as an adult

– useful

– important to the student and family

– enhancing the student’s status

– expanding student’s community participation

– probably able to acquire within 12 months


At AIM Therapy, we take great pride in delivering Occupational Therapy services as unique as your child from Assessment to Intervention to Meeting of goals. If you would like more information about our services or would like to go ahead with a booking, we welcome you to contact us 6150 8339 or hello@aimtherapy.com.au.

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