SRF Program

  • Occupational therapist (arranged by services independently)

    VEYLDF Alignment

    Item uses these practice principles: Reflective Practice, Partnerships with Families, High Expectations for Every Child, Respectful Relationships & Responsive Engagement, Equity and Diversity, Assessment for Learning and Development, Integrated Teaching and Learning Approaches, Partnerships with Professionals.

    Item responds to these sub-outcomes: Children become strong in their social, emotional and spiritual wellbeing, Children take increasing responsibility for their own health and physical wellbeing.

    Description

    Occupational therapists, using a capacity-building approach, work with educators, parents and families through case consultation, provision of group training and other discipline specific services to enhance children’s social and emotional self-regulation, physical development and sensory processing.
     
    Occupational therapists are required to work within the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework.

    Detailed Costs

    These costs will be determined by the provider that your service chooses to access.

    Implementation Considerations

    Target population: early childhood educators and teachers, children and families.

    Program/practice descriptions and details: occupational therapists should work with staff at the service to provide capability building support, coaching and modelling, in order to enhance their skills and knowledge in supporting children's social and emotional self-regulation, physical development and sensory processing.

    Occupational therapists should be registered with AHPRA.​

    Program adaptability: services should consider, in consultation with an occupational therapist, what the needs of their staff and children are, and how best they may be supported by an occupational therapist.

    Strength of Evidence

    Not applicable