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Occupational Therapy

Inpatient Services

Inpatient Occupational Therapy services are catered to improve the functional level of children and adolescents with psychiatric, emotional and behaviour problems. Group activities are conducted to enhance interpersonal skills, facilitate expression of emotions and to equip children and adolescents with coping skills. Examples of activity groups: creative expression, art and craft, cooking / self-care, social skills, and coping skills (i.e. stress management, depression management). 


Individual intervention is carried out to enable children and adolescents to function adequately in the community. Examples of intervention: Activities of Daily Living (ADL) training and vocational exploration. Where necessary, home / school visits may also be conducted.

Outpatient Services

Occupational Therapy services are carried out both at IMH and at the Child Guidance Clinic. Interventions are geared towards maximising children’s functional abilities in school. These include: social skills training, handwriting assessment and treatment, pre-writing skills training, sensory profiling, visual perceptual / fine motor assessment and treatment.

Occupational therapists and nurses also co-run the day programme at Sunrise Wing where outpatients learn life skills.


Referrals for child psychiatry services can be done through the treating doctor at either the Child Guidance Clinic Sunrise Wing (Inpatient) or the Child Guidance Clinic (Outpatient).

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