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Our Services

Helping children develop key skills to better engage, participate, and most importantly, enjoy life.

How we can help...

D.O.T.S. provides Occupational Therapy services to children 0-18 years. We work on anything your child needs help with. This might seem very broad but if your child's struggling, we can help. We work on handwriting, dressing, catching the bus, attention in the classroom, challenging behaviours and sensory processing, play skill development, being able to do sports, really anything you can think of we can help with. We are very family centered and have the parents or carers in the sessions so you can practice what we teach each session. We have a great team to match our therapists to your needs. We can't wait to hear from you.

Who we can help...

We work with a range of children who may have a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder, Sensory Processing Challenges, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Handwriting Difficulties, Attention and Learning Challenges, Developmental Co-ordination Disorder or Motor Planning Challenges as well as General Developmental Delays or challenges with any area which impacts on their ability to complete tasks they need or want to do.

We are registered providers under Medicare including Mental Health Care Plans, DSS (previously FaHCSIA) funding under both Better Start and Helping Children with Autism packages and NDIS. Families can also claim through their private health insurances.

Our Specialist Services

Group Support

Our group programs are based on our clients needs. We do both paired, small group and group sessions. The groups we have run or are currently running included:

  • Aquatic therapy 

  • School readiness 

  • Handwriting 

  • Social skills 

  • Feeding

Fine Motor Skills

We focus on developing your child's fine motor skills. This means all the things they do with the little muscles in their hands. This includes the following:

  • Doing up shoelaces 

  • Handwriting 

  • Using their hands in play

Gross Motor Skills

These are skills that use the big muscles in our bodies. Some examples might be:

  • Developing play skills like throwing and catching a ball 

  • Bike riding 

  • Assisting when children are having trouble engaging at school in PE

Self Care Skills

Self care skills includes all the things we do for self care such as:

  • Dressing skills 

  • Sleep 

  • Feeding skills 

  • Toilet training 

  • Grooming

School Programs

We know how important it is to see your child in the environment in which the goals are focused around. We can see your child individually in school, childcare or kindergarten or we can also run programs within schools. Some of the goals we might work on in these environments are:

  • Developing relationships with peers 

  • Play skill development 

  • Environment set up 

  • Attention and learning

 
 
 
 
 

What's Next?

Wanting to take the next step in supporting your child with occupational therapy? Here's where to next...

Let's Chat

Contact us and one of our friendly team will call you to discuss your concerns and see if our occupational therapy services are right for your child.

Make an Appointment Request

The next step is to make an appointment request with the D.O.TS. team. We provide occupational therapy services in home, childcare, kindergartens and school. Our occupational therapists discuss concerns with parents and/or teachers and identify some potential goals.

Discuss Future Plans

After the first session, we will give you recommendations. Your child may not need further occupational therapy services. However, if your child would benefit from further occupational therapy, our Occupational Therapists will discuss with you as to the best way forward.