Connecting with children, parents and the community to achieve, support and educate
D.O.T.S. is a passionate team of Occupational Therapists supported by Hannah Dunn (Director). We are a leading provider of OT services to children, parents and professionals. We are committed to helping children connect with their goals and increase their independence in every day tasks.
Based in Footscray, Hoppers Crossing, Moonee Ponds, Keilor and Bundoora, we are able to service a wide range of families as close to home as possible. D.O.T.S. has been servicing the community since December, 2013. As of 2020 D.O.T.S. also provides Telehealth services, allowing us to service families located further from our clinics.
We achieve our goal of supporting each child by including the key people in the child's life. This can include but is not limited to parents, teachers, siblings, psychologists, speech pathologists, swim teachers, gymnastic coaches and grandparents. We connect with your team around your child and as such have amazing connections with other local service providers and can't wait to meet yours if we aren't already connected.
How do we achieve your child's goal in a timely and successful way? See our services to see how we structure your child's support.
Client direct service
We provide 1:1 and small group occupational therapy services to children 0-16 years via Telehealth. Although online sessions have become a necessity in our current climate it has been part of our business plan for a number of years. The barrier previously to us offering this service has been how busy our face to face clinic has been. Online services are an evidence based method of delivering services and we have had amazing results since introducing this platform to our therapists and clients.
Please complete an appointment request form or call our clinic to discuss services and bookings.
To read further information about the evidence behind Telehealth (OT provided online) please see our links to research.
Training for teachers, educators, carers, parents and other allied health professionals
There are so many things teachers and allied health or medical professionals need to know and time to up skill is often hard to find. At D.O.T.S. we have simplified the process for you. We have created a range of professional development sessions that can be added to the start of a team meeting, lunch breaks or allocated professional development times. Sessions can be tailored to your school, childcare, kindergarten or practice's needs. Sessions range from 50 minutes through to full day training. These sessions are suitable for speech pathologists, psychologist, teachers, doctors, early childhood intervention workers, maternal child health nurses and we are happy to tailor make sessions for parents groups. Parents and professionals are also welcome to book individual education sessions. All sessions are currently provided via Zoom.
Our topics range from but are not limited to:
What can an OT help with and when to refer to D.O.T.S.?
Wriggling D.O.T.S. - Sensory Processing and OT
D.O.T.S. to D.O.T.S. - Fine motor development, looking beyond the hand
D.O.T.S. OT strategies for the classroom
Yummy D.O.T.S. - feeding support
D.O.T.S. offers one to one mentoring via our online platform zoom. This is available to OT's or allied health professional working with children or who would like to develop their skills to move towards a carer in paediatrics. D.O.T.S. also offers mentoring to teaching staff who would like to develop their knowledge of working with children with a range of sensory processing, self care including feeding and dressing and behavioural challenges. These may be ongoing appointments or it may be a few sessions to up skill and are based on individuals needs.
To book one our our professional development or mentoring sessions use the contact from below or email Hannah Dunn -