DaySTAR OT Services

About Us

Lyndal Henry OT trained as an occupational Therapist in NZ graduating in 1982. Working in Cognitive rehabilitation for people with brain injuries and upper limb rehabilitation. Her post grad training included cognitive rehabilitation and attention training, Autism, sensory processing, Tomatis and Soundsory Programmes, retained reflexes and how to help treat these. Lyndal has been in private practise since 2004.

Robyn Harris is our OT assistant and has been a part of the team since 2013. Prior to this she ran the IHC family support home and was a teacher aide at a college and preschool. She brings fun and creativity to our service.

Relax, slow down and Focus

Lyndal trained before medications came in so she learned to work with children with ADHD and help them to relax and to slow down and focus. Because many of the children have anxiety we start with building a good relationship and doing fun and relaxation before we start doing more challenging work. Following the Ayres Sensory integration approach which is very child led, we begin with an assessment and then a report outlining the results and recommendations.

Ongoing therapy is carried out at our clinic or sometimes at their home or in the school setting. We have a range of fun swings, movement toys to sit on and ride, zorb balls, sensory games of many types and a sensory room.

We usually do movement activities to warm up (jumping onto the big pillows, riding the ez roller or one of the swings) then specific activities according to individual need like sand art, scratchy picture, rice search, feely bags, water and ice play, tabletop games. The goal is to have FUN and they will grow and develop skills without feeling forced to do therapy.

Physical environment

We have two rooms and an outside deck area we can use. Disability toilets are available. There is limited parking for one or two cars at a time.

Atmosphere

Parents/caregivers are welcome to stay and participate in all sessions. For children under five it is preferred for parents or caregiver to stay with the child. We have chairs and big cushions they can sit on, we have access to cold drinks and a place to make hot drinks.

We are here to help so give us a call today to have an informal chat and see how we can help!

Services

Sensory assessment and programmes
Physical assessment and therapy
Assessment of retained reflexes
Therapy
Autism
Dyspraxia
ADD and ADHD
Developmental delay
Auditory processing disorder
Tomatis programme
Soundsory programme

Services

Sensory assessment and programmes
Physical assessment and therapy
Assessment of retained reflexes
Therapy
Autism
Dyspraxia
ADD and ADHD
Developmental delay
Auditory processing disorder
Tomatis programme
Soundsory programme

“Dear Lyndal it’s been a while since l have been in touch, my hand writing has improved and it is now easier to read, thank you for helping me”

“Thank you so much for your time, knowledge and effort with `our son` over the past year or two, the insight you have provided us with has been invaluable.”