Comprehensive assessments are available to identify a child’s strengths and areas of difficulty. We use a combination of standardised assessments, non-standardised assessments and clinical observations. The type of assessment used will be dependent on a child’s concerns but can include:
- Developmental assessment
- Motor skills assessment (fine motor and/or gross motor)
- Activities of Daily Living
- Hand function
- Sensory Processing
Optimum Movement strongly believes that assessment and therapy should be a collaborative process between parents, teachers, health professionals and the child. For this reason questionnaires will be sent to home and school prior to assessment to gain further information regarding a child.
Assessments are preferably conducted in the clinic and parents are strongly encouraged to be a part of the process. This allows the Therapist to further discuss a child’s areas of difficulty and goals of treatment.
Our experienced OTs can provide individual prep screening assessments to ensure a child's readiness for the school environment. We also provide group prep screening assessments to prep students in numerous schools including state, catholic and private schools. Close liaison with teachers and learning support teachers are an imperative step in this process.
A report follows all prep screening assessments.Back to Top
Optimum Movement works individually with each child and parent to provide an individualised therapy session that meets the specific needs and goals of the child. Therapy sessions are aimed at being educational to parents as well as fun and engaging to the child. Graded play-based therapy develops new skills and improves confidence and self-esteem.
We liaise with teachers and other health professionals involved throughout the process to discuss goals, provide advice and report on a child's progress.
Therapy is goal-orientated and function based. Our therapists work to identify areas of difficulty, strengthen new skills and help children to develop cognitive strategies to perform motor-based skills.
Optimum Movement offers both individual and group therapy sessions and are happy to work in the clinic, at school or in the home.
Optimum Movement is keen to make our services available to all those who would benefit and do not believe those living remotely should be restricted in their therapy. For this reason we are happy to conduct therapy sessions with teachers and/or parents through the assistance of Skype where needed.
Please contact us if you are interested in this service.
Optimum Movement realises the benefits for both parents and schools to be actively involved with children in their learning environment. Our therapists currently work in a number of schools offering group and individual therapy sessions. This enables us to engage closely with the teachers on the goals of the child.
We also provide an Occupational Therapy screening service to schools which assists in identifying those children who may benefit from more specialised Occupational Therapy services. Each child is given a summary report available for both the schools and parents.
Schools have also benefited from in-services and workshops delivered by our therapists to teachers and parents. This can be tailored around a range of topics to meet your needs.
Please contact us if you would like to discuss how your school could benefit from working with Optimum Movement.
Optimum Movement provides in-service training and education sessions for schools, therapists and parents either on specific conditions or in developing specific skills.
We are happy to discuss your educational needs and tailor a course and/or in-service training to meet your specific goals.
Optimum Movement is an experienced provider of case management for third party CTP claims.
Fees for services are dependent on the type of service requested and duration of the session. Please contact us for further information about our prices.
You may be eligible for funding or able to claim rebates for therapy services.
If you are unable to attend an appointment we ask that you give us the courtesy of phoning the clinic to inform us as soon as possible. We appreciate at times there are circumstances where you may be unable to attend an appointment. Failure to notify us may result in the charging of a cancellation fee.
Please be aware we often have a waiting list for appointments and by not informing us of your non-attendance you may be denying another child of an earlier appointment.