Occupational Therapy for Children and Teenagers in Adelaide
Bloom Wellbeing provides therapy services to children in the western suburbs of Adelaide. This can be at our private clinic in Port Adelaide, schools, preschools or childcare centres.
We bring fun to our therapy session by using a developmental play-based approach – at the core of occupational therapy is the concept of play. For children, play is their primary occupation, and how they learn, and it is through play that we can best support them to move forward with their development.
At Bloom Wellbeing, our Occupational Therapists utilise fun and engaging activities in therapy to assist your child to participate optimally in their everyday activities. We use a person-centred and family-centred approach to empower people to reach their goals and thrive.
The paediatric services Bloom Wellbeing specialises in includes:
- Fine motor skills
- Gross motor skills
- Integration of reflexes
- Social skills
- Emotional regulation
- Child-parent attachment and separation anxiety
- Sensory integration
- Self care skills (toileting, fussy eaters, dressing)
- Puberty education and support for adjustment to puberty and adolescence
- A range of group therapy programs for varying age groups, providing access to therapy while integrating social skills and facilitating relationships with peers
Bloom Wellbeing has a special interest in life skills and puberty education for children with autism, disability and neurodivergence, and have developed a range Puberty Plus Programs to prepare and support people through this time of big change and transition. See our Puberty Plus page for more information.
We provide Occupational Therapy to children and adolescents who have a NDIS plan and who are plan or self managed. Unfortunately at this stage we are unable to take Agency Managed Clients.
We also provide therapy services for private clients. You may be able to claim rebates from your private health insurance if your fund covers occupational therapy services (please check with your private health fund prior to attending).
Medicare rebates may also be available for children referred to us by their GP, under a Chronic Disease Management (CDM) plan. Please contact your GP for further information regarding this.
For further information on our paediatric services and fees, please contact the clinic.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are your operating hours?
Monday: 8:30am – 1:30pm
Tuesday: 8:30am – 6:00pm
Wednesday: 8:30am – 6:00pm
Thursday: 8:30am – 6:00pm
Friday: 8:30am – 3:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am – 12:30pm
What ages do you work with?
As a paediatric clinic, we have worked with infants as young as a few months old and have worked with adolescence and young adults aged early into their 20s.
How much will it cost?
The cost of therapy sessions can vary depending on the duration and location of each session. During the client intake process, we can discuss specific costing with you. A breakdown or our therapy costs will also be provided in our service agreements for new clients.
How long do sessions go for?
A standard therapy session is 45 minutes in duration
Can I be in the session with my child?
Yes, you can. As the parent/caregiver, you are given the choice to be present in therapy sessions with your child.
Do you provide off-site therapy?
Yes, we do. In addition to therapy at our clinic, our Occupational Therapists can do school, kindy or childcare visited therapy.
This is subject to location as there are additional travel costs associated with offsite therapy and is dependent on distance from our Port Adelaide based clinic. We endeavour to share travel costs between clients where possible.
This is also subject to each respective school or educational centre and whether they permit service providers on site for therapy sessions.
*Please note, we do not do home visits.
Are you a registered NDIS provider?
We are not currently a registered NDIS provider
I do not have NDIS funding for my child, what can I do?
You do not need to have NDIS funding to receive OT services at Bloom Wellbeing. If you are wanting more information on applying for NDIS, please click here: https://www.ndis.gov.au/applying-access-ndis
Do I need a referral?
No referral is needed. Contact us during office hours on 08 7228 0248 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to enquire about OT services.
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