Please note that our books are currently closed until at least March 2021
Clinic Based 1:1 Assessments and Therapy
Playing for Change OT use a range of formal and informal assessment tools in the...
Child care/Preschool/School Visits
We are focussed on developing your child's potential in their everyday environment and understand sometimes a child has particular issues or challenges in certain environments. Playing for Change OT therefore offer occasional out of clinic visits to educational and care settings, however these are time limited and focused on specific concerns a child may be facing.
Home visits are a valuable way for us to maintain contact with parents and caregivers and for developing workable strategies to support the child between therapy appointments.
Circle of Security - Parenting DVD 8 Week Group Course
Playing for Change employs a registered provider of the Circle of Security Parenting DVD eight week course.
We love facilitating these groups and have had excellent feedback from parents who have attended. Parents report that they appreciate the opportunity to view their child's challenges in a new way and value the support and experience of other group participants.
Helping Children with Autism
Individuals and families on the Helping Children with Autism program can access services at Playing for Change OT.
Occupational Therapy Screenings for Kindergarten Aged Children
Playing for Change OT now offer quick and easy Occupational Therapy screenings for children aged four. These screenings are designed to gain a picture of your child’s development and identify if there is a need for further Occupational Therapy assessment. You will be provided with a brief summary to take home following the screening. The Occupational Therapist facilitating the screening will be looking at foundational skills needed for kindergarten and onwards. These include:
pre writing skills,
fine motor abilities
Screening times: by appointment
Length of Screening: 20-30 minutes
Cost: $80 (this fee can be deducted off any further OT assessments the child may need) *Please be prepared to make payment via cash or eftpos on the day
At Playing for Change OT we offer on-the-spot Medicare easy claim as electronic claiming is available, making Medicare claiming fast and efficient.
Medicare provides rebated allied health services for eligible clients under the following programs:
The Medicare Chronic Disease Management program (previously known as the Enhanced Primary Care scheme) for clients with a complex or chronic medical condition (that is, one which is expected to last greater than 6 months, e.g developmental delay, stroke, musculoskeletal conditions and who require services from GP and at least two other health providers). It is best to speak to your GP about eligibility. A referral from a GP must be supplied to the OT in order to claim for this rebate.
Follow – up Allied Health Services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples who have had a health assessment - for clients of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, a further Medicare item is available, for up to five additional allied health sessions, please ask your GP for more information.
Better Access to Mental Health: Focussed Psychological Strategies* - Eligible clients may access up to ten rebated sessions per calendar year. Please contact your GP about eligibility and a letter from a GP or paediatrician must be supplied on the first session in order to claim for this rebate.
Please note: Sessions that have been paid under a Medicare rebate cannot also be claimed under private health. Clients need to consider which rebate is most beneficial for them to claim as only one can be used per session.
*Sue Robinson is are currently the only provider able to conduct sessions under Mental Health Care Plans (MHCP) at Playing for Change OT. If you have any questions related to sessions under a MHCP, please contact the clinic before your child’s therapy commences.
National Disability Insurance Scheme
Playing for Change OT is a registered NDIS provider of the following services:
Specialised assessment of skills, abilities and needs
Early intervention supports for early childhood
Home modification design and construction.
Sensory and Regulation Workshops
Playing for Change offers Sensory & Regulation Workshops for kindergarten, primary school and childcare staff. The workshop focuses on understanding children’s sensory needs, supporting regulation, and promoting attention and learning. Workshops can be tailored to the key areas of concern and budget of the agency – from a two hour workshop to a whole day! We bring a range of equipment and therapy tools that staff can explore and try for themselves. We also build in opportunities to discuss and problem solve challenges presented by individual students so staff go away with ready to use plan of action.