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Children and Family Centred Therapy Services

Functional Skills

Whilst the developmental approach taken at MoveAbout Therapy Services means that we may also focus on challenges underlying skill deficits, it is important that children develop the skills they need to function in everyday life. At times certain skills may be developed to compensate for areas of difficulty and at other times it may simply be that a child is developmentally ready for certain skills but has not had the instruction, or opportunity to practice in the past.

Our therapists determine functional goals on a case-by-case basis with input from the child and parents. As with all therapeutic interactions, skills training is done in the most enjoyable, inclusive manner possible, building the development of skills into functional tasks and games, and rewarding with the satisfaction of achievement.