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Aqua OT Project


We were lucky enough to complete out 4-week placement at Townsville Community Learning Centre. We were asked to create an Aqua OT program, focussing on upper limb occupational therapy activities that could be used in conjunction with the current hydrotherapy program at TCLC.

We developed the idea of an overhead hanging structure that the students could reach up to and grasp a range of toys and objects. By having an adjustable overhanging structure, it can be adapted and graded to suit each student.
We built and trialled this structure in the pool, and received positive feedback from teachers and students alike. The structure is now part of the hydrotherapy and aqua-therapy program run at TCLC.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the teachers and students for making us feel welcome during our time at TCLC over the last 4 weeks.

Eben van der Merwe and Tara Whiteford​