Opal Kids is a private therapy practice with locations in Cascade, Arouca and San Fernando to serve clients all over Trinidad. We have a vibrant team of therapists who provide Occupational Therapy treatment for children from birth to eighteen years.
A range of interventions is offered to address sensory, motor, cognitive or social difficulties in both the home and school environments. Workshops are also offered for parents, teachers, and others involved in childcare.
Opal Kids' occupational therapists are registered with the Council for Professions Related to Medicine, and are passionate about providing the best quality service to clients and their families.
Occupational therapy helps people of all ages and stages of life to achieve their best level of independence in all their everyday activities when they are faced with injury, illness or disability - whether physical, mental or emotional. In children, occupational therapy helps those who have difficulty with home tasks - dressing or organising their day as age-appropriate; school tasks - paying attention, participating in games, or handwriting; or playing appropriately with peers.
What is Occupational Therapy?
At Opal Kids we value each child as an individual with unique thoughts, interests and personalities. With that in mind, our philosophy is to "see the child first." We work within an occupational model of treatment, meaning that we take into account the families' values, goals and interests when planning treatment goals.
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As we battle COVID-19 worldwide, Opal Kids has put stringent measures in place for those who wish to continue or start therapy sessions.
All of our locations are equipped with infrared thermometers, and there is a half an hour break between sessions to clean and sanitise. We take measures to ensure a reduced number of persons in each office at any given time.
All of our therapists wear masks or face shields for each session, and masks are mandatory for any adult entering our offices.
Contact us if you would like to view our full list of precautions prior to starting sessions.
For those who do not wish to do sessions in person, we have several virtual options for you. Click here to learn more about teletherapy and watch our webinar for parents!
Opal Kids is putting on a series of parent webinars over the next couple of months. With the uncertainty surrounding going back to school or even therapy, we want to ensure that your children's skills continue to develop appropriately, and that you feel more empowered in doing your activities with them at home. These webinars will touch on various topics that often come up as areas of concern. Some of these sessions will be live on Zoom, and all sessions will be available on demand.
Click here for our schedule of live webinars, and check out the existing webinars we have available on demand.
Opal Kids introduces #twocents, its advice column for parents, teachers, professionals...anyone! Have a question for an OT that you haven't been able to ask? (Sometimes our fault, there aren't enough work hours in a day!) This advice column was created just for that! Quick and easy: send in your question, get it answered! We'd be happy to help 😀
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