Occupational therapy for children, teenagers, and adults with a disability
What is Occupational Therapy?
Occupational Therapists (or OTs) help people to be as independent as possible - this may be in their home, at work, while studying, or in the community.
This can mean learning new skills, or finding and implementing new ways of doing everyday activities.
For people with disability, this could include:
- Learning to use cutlery
- Getting dressed
- Learning handwriting
- Personal care
- Looking at someone's equipment needs
- Adapting someone's environment to be safe and accessible
Our Occupational Therapy services
Help with life skills
We can help identify how a person completes a task in their day to day life, and how or why they are finding it difficult. We then help them learn strategies to lessen the difficulty, which will allow them to be more independent.
Motor skills programs
Our motor skills program assesses a person's gross and fine motor skills such as balance, strength, coordination, and endurance. We then develop a program to help the person improve in any areas that are making daily activities more difficult.
To help a person in their day to day activities, we look at what factors can be changed in their home or environment.
We can measure and prescribe necessary equipment including wheelchairs (manual/electric), shower chairs, commodes, pressure relief devices, specialist beds, and mealtime equipment.
Some people may find it difficult to understand or respond to sensory information such as loud noises, bright lights, certain textures, or taste sensitivities.
A sensory assessment is when we work to understand how an individual may interpret and respond to different sensory information. We then provide potential solutions to help them manage these sensitivities, as well as feel calm and settled in their environment.
Sensory Integration (SI) Therapy
For people with a sensory sensitivity, Sensory Integration (SI) therapy can help them to feel calmer and more settled within themselves and their environment.
This therapy is often a program of one-on-one sessions which include fun, enjoyable, and stress free sensory experiences.
How can I access Enhanced Supports?
We offer a variety of ways to access our services.
We are a registered provider of supports under the NDIS and can provide services approved and funded in your NDIS Plan. The most common NDIS categories of support for Enhanced Supports include:
- Improved Daily Living
- Improved Relationships
- Support Coordination
Medicare: Chronic Disease Management Plan
We are registered providers of Medicare and are able to offer a subsidy to the cost of services we provide. Services which may be covered under this plan include:
- Occupational Therapy
- Speech Pathology
We also welcome individuals, professionals, and organisations to contact us for private fees.
Where are our Enhanced Supports services?
We offer Enhanced Supports services, in several regions across NSW and Queensland including:
- Far North Coast
- Mid North Coast
- New England & North West