FAQ

01. WHAT IS AN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST?

The role of an occupational therapist is to work with people to help them achieve a fulfilled and satisfied state in life through the use of “purposeful activity or interventions designed to achieve functional outcomes which promote health, prevent injury or disability and which develop, improve, sustain or restore the highest possible level of independence.

02. HOW DO I KNOW IF I NEED OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY?

Clients become aware of their occupational therapy needs once they begin to experience difficulties in any area of daily living as a result of physical and/or mental health difficulties. Sometimes some of our clients have been advised to consult an occupational therapist by a school teacher, Paediatrician, GP, NDIS planner or Psychologist.

03. WHAT IS A SPEECH PATHOLOGIST?

Speech pathologists study, diagnose and treat communication disorders, including difficulties with speech, language, social communication, swallowing, fluency and voice. They work with people who have difficulty communicating because of developmental delays, stroke, brain injuries, learning disability, intellectual disability, cerebral palsy, dementia and hearing loss, as well as other problems that can affect speech and language. People who experience difficulties swallowing food and drink safely can also be helped by a speech pathologist.

04. HOW DO I KNOW IF I NEED SPEECH PATHOLOGY?

If you have been advised to see a speech pathologist or you think you can benifit from speech pathology and you want to know more if we can help, get in contact with any questions you may have and we will determine if you require speech therapy.

05. WHAT HAPPENS IN THE FIRST APPOINTMENT?

The initial assessment will usually last 60 minutes and is used to determine issues that you or your child may be having, gather important information and complete standardised and non standardised assessments. Following the information gathering stage, we will then work with you to set realistic, achievable and timely goals. A report following initial assessment is optional.

06. DO YOU DO SCHOOL / HOME VISITS?

Yes we do. Extra fees apply for consultations in the community and associated travel.

07. DO YOU DO BULK BILL FOR MEDICARE CLAIMS?

No we don’t. We hope to offer this in the near future.

08. DO YOU DO SKYPE CONSULTATIONS?

Yes we do. Please get in contact to organise prior to booking. You can get Skype here.

09. DO YOU HAVE A WAITING PERIOD?

Our maximum wait time is usually no longer than a week. we do our best to accommodate new clients as soon as possible to avoid long waiting periods.

10. DO I NEED A REFERRAL?

No, you don’t. Get in contact with us to arrange an appointment.