Individual and group occupational therapy services are available to families. Partnerships with schools are also available to enable schools to provide selected occupational therapy services to students during school hours for a subsidised fee.
These sessions are run one on one with a child to reach the child’s goals developed in the initial assessment. Parents are encouraged to attend each session but are not required to. Sessions usually run for 50 mins but shorter sessions are available.
Groups are run during the school term and holidays by an Occupational Therapist however, several groups are run with other therapists such as Speech Pathologists, Behavioural Therapists, Psychologists and Occupational Therapy Assistants.
- Kindy /Pre-Primary Group (8 wks) - This group will help to develop their Kindy and Pre-Primary skills. It focuses on the skills required to follow a routine, interact with peers, draw, cut, play, learn early concepts, and early sports skills. · Thursdays 4-5pm (Feb 17th, 24th, March 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st, April 7th) · Thursdays 3-4pm Special Needs Group
- Handwriting (8 wks) These groups are very popular so book as soon as possible to avoid disappoint. These groups are designed for children who will be entering Year 1 or 2 in 2011 who are experiencing difficulty with handwriting. This group aims to not only improve your child’s handwriting but also to make writing more fun! This group runs on Saturdays:
Yr1/2: 9-10am Special Needs
Yr 1: 10.15-11.15am
Yr 2: 11.30– 12.30am
- Life Skills (8 wks) - This program is aimed at high school students with special needs who have difficulty in life skills and accessing the community. It develops skills in becoming independent (self care skills, shopping, money skills, cooking, using the phone, using public transport) and getting organised (using timetables, maps). This group runs on Saturdays 2 - 3.30pm
- Comic Club (8 wks) This group is aimed at 10 – 18 year olds with Autism Spectrum Disorder who enjoy making and/or reading comics. The group focuses on fun, friendships, social skills and social support. Saturdays 2 - 3.15pm