Occupational therapists often work with children and adolescents to help them achieve their daily occupations that may include self-care, school and play. By focussing on these key areas, OTs help children in developing confidence, self-esteem, social skills and general wellbeing.
Guide to Good Practice for Working with Children
Developed by OTA, the Guide to Good Practice for Working with Children is a reference for occupational therapists, consumers, and organisations working with children and their families and carers regarding the expectations for good practice.
Child Car Seats - Make the safest choice
Informed by the Child Restraint Evaluation Program (CREP), the information provided on the Child Car Seats website include the safety ratings that are the result of independent crash tests in partnership with Transport for NSW, the NRMA, Royal Automobile Club of Victoria, Transport Accident Commission, VicRoads and Kidsafe Australia.
Victorian Paediatric Clinical Network (PCN) - Department of Health (Victoria)
The PCN was established with the broad aim to progress a coordinated approach to planning, development and delivery of state-wide paediatric services. The website provides information for professionals working in paediatrics and child and adolescent health including Clinical Practice Guidelines,reports and the Victorian Children's Tool for Observation and Response (ViCTOR).
Pocket Full of Therapy
Established in 1989, Pocket Full of Therapy sells unique toys and developmental products for Special Needs Children & Adults. Though based in the USA, International orders may be accepted and shipped to Australia.
Children's Hemipligia and Stroke Association
A non-for-profit organisation established in 1996, the Children's Hemipligia and Stroke Association supports children who have survived an early brain injury that results in hemiplegia or hemiparesis and adults who have lived with the diagnosis since childhood.
Telepractice for children with complex disability: Guidelines for quality allied health services
Therapy Connect partnered with The University of Sydney in a research project to measure the potential of telepractice for families, the benefits of using telepractice for families, and identifying the hallmarks of quality telepractice. These guidelines provide key learnings from this project.
Mobility and Accessibility for Children in Australia Ltd (MACA) is a registered charity dedicated to advancing the rights of children with disabilities and medical conditions to safe and accessible transport. Its new website and research activities have been funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services.
MACA is the first national expert body dedicated to advocating for the rights of children with disabilities and medical conditions to safe and accessible transport.
MACA addresses the gaps in Australian policy, research, and practice impacting on the transport of children with disabilities and medical conditions.