What Sets Us Apart.

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We are dedicated to providing excellent therapy focused on giving children the skills and support they need to experience success in every area of life.


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Home Visits

Research has found that providing therapy in the child's natural environments are the most effective. We bring our skills, knowledge and equipment to your home.

We come to your home, meet you at your local park, join you on a shopping trip – whichever setting presents your child with challenges.

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Early Childhood Centre and School Visits

We work with your child' educators to ensure that your child can participate optimally in all tasks and routines

Your child will spend a large part of his/her life in the educational system. Just like you we want your child to navigate this important part of life with enjoyment and success.

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Groups

We are running a school readiness group in the fourth term. Give you child the best possible start.

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A 6-week program designed to give you child the opportunity to learn and practice the skills required for successful transition to school.

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e-Therapy

When location or work commitments make face to face visits challenging, we offer the option of intervention via video call.

To meet the needs of children and families in rural and remote communities Blossom Occupational Therapy is offering the option of consultations via online platforms such as Skype or Facetime.

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With the right support every child can blossom

So How Does It Work?.


At Blossom Occupational Therapy we strive for excellent quality of service, ensuring families receive value for their money.

We are confident in making this statement because we are highly experienced,  resulting in focused effective intervention.

HCWA and BETTER START FUNDING

We are registered with the Department of Social Services to provide services through the Helping Children with Autism fund and the Better Start Initiative.

If your child is under 6 and has been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder you will be able to register for funding under the Helping Children with Autism Fund.  For more information visit the Amaze website

If your child is under the age of 6 and has been diagnosed with any of the following diagnoses you will be able to register for funding under the Better Start Initiative:

Blossom Occupational Therapy is experienced in working with interpreters.  We access on site interpreter services for families who has no, or little knowledge of English.

For families accessing Helping Children with Autism and Better Start funding interpreter services are available at no cost.

If you require an interpreter please contact us to find out how we can support you.

There is no travel surcharge for onsite services to the following suburbs:

Armadale,  Ashburton,  Ashwood,  Beaumaris,  Bentleigh,  Bentleigh East,  Black Rock,  Brighton,  Burwood,  Camberwell,  Carlton,  Carnegie,  Caulfield,  Chadstone,  Chelsea,  Cheltenham,  Clarinda,  Clayton,  Dendy,  Dingley Village,  Elsternwick,  Elwood,  Gardenvale,  Glen Huntly,  Glen Iris,  Glen Waverley,  Hampton,  Hawthorn East,  Heatherton,  Highett,  Holmesglen,  Huntingdale,  Knoxfield,  Malvern,  McKinnon,  Melbourne,  Mentone,  Moorabbin,  Mordialloc,  Mount Waverley,  Mulgrave,  Murrumbeena,  Oakleigh,  Ormond,  Parkdale,  Prahran,  Sandown village,  Sandringham,  Springvale,  St Kilda,  Syndal,  Toorak,  Tooronga,  Waverley Gardens

For services to more outlying suburbs a travel cost will be incurred.  Please contact us for a quote.

For rural communities and families who cannot access our home visits we offer therapy via online platforms. Read more here

You do not need a referral.

You can give us a call on 0478 111 660.

What to have ready on your first visit

Please note that you do not need a referral for your visit.

If you are planning to access Medicare funding such as the Mental Health Plan or the Chronic Disease Management Plan, please speak to your GP for a referral prior to the visit.  (If you are unsure whether you may be eligible, please give us a call for more information.)

It will be helpful to have any relevant reports from paediatricians, other therapists or teachers available at our visit.

If you are accessing funding through the Helping Children with Autism or Better Start initiatives, please have your funding letter readily accessible.

To make sure that we use our time most effectively, please ensure that the forms that we had emailed or posted out to you when you made the appointment have been completed as far as possible.

To find out more about what happens on a first visit please see our FAQs

 

 

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