Occupational Therapy for Learning Disorders

We provide occupational therapy online for children, adolescents and adults with learning disorders. 

We are a registered NDIS provider and use an inclusive approach to therapy, where the person can be in the comfort and familiarity of their own home.

How can occupational therapy benefit people with learning disorders?

Occupational therapy can benefit people with learning disorders in various ways:

1. Improved skills and abilities: Occupational therapists work with individuals to improve their various skills and abilities, such as fine motor skills, coordination, sensory processing, and visual perceptual skills. These improvements can enhance learning by enabling individuals to better participate in academic tasks such as writing, cutting, drawing, and problem-solving.

2. Enhancing executive functioning: Many individuals with learning disorders struggle with executive functioning skills, which include activities such as planning, organizing, time management, and self-regulation. Occupational therapists help develop strategies to enhance these skills, enabling individuals to better manage their time, stay focused, and carry out tasks successfully.

3. Sensory integration: Individuals with learning disorders may have difficulty processing sensory information, leading to challenges in attention, perception, and learning. Occupational therapists address these issues through sensory integration therapy, which helps individuals regulate sensory input, improve attention span, and enhance learning outcomes.

4. Adaptive strategies: Occupational therapists work with individuals to identify and develop adaptive strategies to compensate for their learning difficulties. These strategies may include environmental modifications, assistive technology, and organizational tools to enhance learning and academic performance.

5. Emotional support and self-confidence: Learning disorders can impact an individual’s self-esteem and emotional well-being. Occupational therapists provide emotional support and help individuals develop coping strategies, resilience, and self-confidence. This can positively influence their attitude towards learning and academic success.

6. Transition planning: Occupational therapists assist individuals with learning disorders in transitioning from school to work or higher education settings. They provide guidance on post-secondary education options, vocational training, self-advocacy skills, and independent living skills necessary for a successful transition into adulthood.

Overall, occupational therapy can empower individuals with learning disorders by providing them with the necessary tools, strategies, and support to overcome barriers and reach their full potential in academic and everyday activities.

Services for children, adolescents and adults

We have occupational therapists who work with  children, adolescents and adults, and we have therapists who have experience with learning disorders. Read more about our therapists here.

Assessments for learning disorders

We are able to provide many types of occupational therapy assessments online, including Functional Capacity Assessments (FCA) and reports required for the NDIS. Please see this article for more information on assessments we can provide.

NDIS registered provider

We are a registered NDIS provider and work with self-managed, plan-managed and agency-managed clients. 

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If your are an NDIS provider or support coordinator we can provide reliable occupational therapy for clients with learning disorders in any location. Refer a client and we’ll connect you to the right clinician. 

Is online occupational therapy effective?

Yes! A growing body of evidence shows that online delivery of therapy can be as effective as face to face. Online therapy has many other benefits too, including being convenient and accessible for people in regional and rural areas.  

How does online occupational therapy work?

At Umbo online therapy is not just zoom plus business-as-usual. It’s much more diverse than simply videoconferencing. Umbo therapists provide an individualised approach to each person, using the latest evidence, and a variety of technologies and engagement techniques.

Umbo champions person-centred therapy. It means the person and their family/support people leads the conversation. We believe that the most effective therapy occurs when support is given in the environment where the person lives, learns, works or plays. Therefore we work with the family, and teach skills to you or to other supporters. This means you’re achieving real-life goals, rather than just achieving goals in a clinic.

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