“Play is the work of children. It’s very serious stuff.” – Bob Keeshan Play is regarded by Occupational Therapists as the occupational or life role of infants and children, where children learn, engage and make sense of their world. Have[...]

Sensory Processing

Everybody processes sensory input. Sensory processing is the way that our bodies take in information through our senses, and puts it together with previous information, memories and knowledge in order for us to be able to understand, react and interact[...]


Handwriting is one of the many skills that OT’s support children with. There are many ways to work on handwriting without actually writing words (you don’t always need a pencil to work on writing!). This might include developing hand strength,[...]

Toilet Training

Toilet training is a big milestone in every child’s life and an activity of daily living that OT’s support children with.   Some children are able to achieve this milestone seemingly overnight,   but it is far more common for it to[...]

What is Paediatric Occupational Therapy?

Paediatric Occupational Therapists (OT’s) help children and adolescents to develop independence in all areas of their lives and improve their ability to do the everyday things they want or need to do. What skills can OT’s help with? Fine motor[...]

Quality Therapy and Support Continues Through Tele-practice

The West Australian is supporting local businesses with their Open for Business Feature. This week, Kids Are Kids! Executive Officers Teresa Barrie and Lisa Hoffman told of how the organisation, its staff and families are adapting to providing therapy through[...]

Online therapy winning fans

Recently in the Melville Gazette, Executive Officer, Lisa Hoffman tells the story of Kids Are Kids! adapting operational practices from face to face to Telehealth to support children and their families during COVID-19. See the story in the Melville Gazette[...]

LiteGait Treadmill Keeps Ava on the Move.

Ava is a happy 6 year old girl who adores her big sister Emily and her parents Kristen and Shaun. Her mother, Kristen, describes Ava as a funny and cheeky little girl who has so much love to give, anyone[...]

Every Child Deserves a Voice

We have been busy the last five months developing resources and processes around AAC at Kids are Kids. AAC or Alternative and Augmentative Communication is a niche area that is quickly becoming a frequently used practice across all areas of developmental[...]

Cognitive IQ Assessments Now Available

At Kids are Kids, we are now offering cognitive IQ assessments for children 6-16 years. A cognitive assessment can help you identify a child’s strengths and difficulties and may help to understand why a child is performing below their expected[...]
Register Your Interest ActiveAte for 2019

ActiveAte program for kids with ASD is designed to create health and well-being through fun physical activity and mealtime strategies developed by Kids Are Kids! Read more about the program here