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Building Blocks is a team of qualified paediatric occupational therapists.
Our main goal is promote independence and maximise the child's potential.

Who we are

We are a young qualified paediatric team of occupational therapists in Malta.  We are highly motivated to help each child succeed in life.

What we do

We provide an evidence-based, individualised approach that helps your child to reach his or her maximum potential.

How we do it

We give our clients access to a complete first class service, paediatric therapy solution ranging from assessment to intervention.

Difficulties we can help your child overcome

Handwriting difficulties

Difficulties in both motor and non motor factors can lead to handwriting difficulties. Individual or group intervention targeting visual motor integration, perception, fine motor skills.

Developmental delay

Difficulties related to a general developmental delay. Intervention sessions targeted at promoting development, supporting families and promoting independence in daily tasks.

Behaviour difficulties

Behaviour difficulties can be a manifestation of underlying sensory integration difficulties. Intervention will focus on targeting sensory processing and environmental modifications.

Attention difficulties

Can be related to sensory integration difficulties. Individual sessions or programs such as Alert program to self regulation and environmental adaptations depending on the child's age.

Coordination difficulties

Neurological and sensory integration difficulties can reflect difficulties in co-ordination, postural control, bilateral skills and hand function. Individual sessions using either neurological or sensorimotor approaches. Co-ordination group intervention is also done.

Toilet training difficulties

Difficulties with toilet training related to Autism, neurological difficulties, sensory issues or global delay. Sessions offering guidance and education to parents to promote independence in such occupation.

Feeding difficulties

Picky eating can be a struggle for parents of toddlers or older children. Assessment and intervention sessions related to sensory issues, postural or oral motor difficulties is carried out.

Social difficulties

Children may encounter social challenges related to extent of conditions. Sessions targeting underlying difficulties to ultimately improve the social behaviour and self esteem.

School difficulties

Some children may struggle to participate in the school environment with resultant behaviour, attention or writing difficulties.

Occupational therapists provide intervention to children who are experiencing difficulties functioning in one or more areas of their lives. We are concerned about an individual’s level of participation in daily activities and will mainly look into the child’s skills related to self-help, play, peer relationship, academics.

We work with children of various conditions such as, Sensory processing disorder, Dyspraxia / Developmental coordination disorder, Cerebal palsy, Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Developmental delay, Down’s syndrome, ADHD.

How we maximise the child’s potential

We help children develop the skills needed to perform everyday tasks by motivating the child to engage in tasks through fun and meaningful intervention.

1
Assessment

General assessment to understand the parental concers, observe and get to know the child. Standardised and specialised tests such as the SIPT and ADOS are carried out.

2
Report

Scoring the necessary tests and compiling a comprehensive report with recommendations for better functioning in the environment, both at home, and at school.

3
Goal Setting

Report feedback and goal setting with the parents and child are done prior to the intervention program as part of our client centered approach

4
Intervention

Individualised or group intervention based on the child's needs are offered by a qualified O.T. Following the therapy, goals will be reviewed to determine progress and whether further therapy is needed.