About Step by Step Occupational Therapy
Step by Step is an independent Occupational Therapy Practice situated at Reddam House School in the Southern Suburbs of Tokai, Cape Town. The practice offers occupational therapy intervention for children aged between three and ten years old. The therapists are dedicated to equipping your child with the necessary tools to overcome challenges in the following areas:
- Sensory Integration
- Fine Motor Development
- Gross Motor Skills
- Visual-Perceptual Skills
By helping your child overcome these challenges, the therapists aim to promote your child’s independence in their activities of daily living, which include being able to engage optimally at school and in play. We offer in-depth evaluation, appreciating your child’s strengths and difficulties, and relevant intervention based on best-practice principles. We aim to support and empower parents, teachers and other professionals working with your child, by providing appropriate information, so that together, we can enable your child to reach their potential within a fun environment.
- Ayres Sensory Integration (ASI)
- DIR® Floortime™
Paediatric Occupational Therapy
In paediatrics, OT’s work with children with a variety of difficulties, including, amongst others, barriers to learning, such as sensory processing disorders; dyspraxia; developmental coordination disorders; AD(H)D; autistic spectrum disorders; developmental delays; neurodevelopmental diagnoses and genetic disorders. These difficulties often result in children struggling with tasks that involve coordination; motor planning; maintaining a good sitting posture; handwriting; drawing; colouring-in and cutting.
Goal Directed Activities
By engaging children in goal directed activities, occupational therapists enable children to participate in their environments in a significant manner by further developing their sensory integration abilities, gross and fine motor skills, visual-perceptual skills and self-care abilities. This enables them to participate to their full potential in their most meaningful occupations, which are school- and play- based. Occupational Therapy also helps to develop children’s sense of accomplishment, self-confidence and emotional well-being.