Kid Link is a family centred and evidence based practice. This means that the family is considered the expert in their child, and the goals that we address in therapy are based on the participation challenges of the child, as reported by the family. To optimise outcomes, we strive to utilise approaches and provide education that is always informed by current evidence.
Our aim is to work as a team with the family, problem solving together so the family feels equipped to work on their goals in between sessions and following the conclusion of therapy. The families implementation of supports and/or strategies in the child’s natural environments, and practice of skills outside of face to face therapy, is pivotal in achieving outcomes.
In addition to clinic based services, Kid Link Occupational Therapy also offers Telehealth. This option allows families who are unable to attend the clinic for whatever reason, to still access services online from their home or setting of their choice.
With COVID-19 and associated challenges, Telehealth is emerging as a family-centred and evidence-based solution to accessing occupational therapy services.
We work with families to set achievable goals and regularly measure and discuss progress to make sure families are getting the most out of their therapy session.
A therapy program is individualised based on family and child reported strengths and challenges. We offer ongoing therapy which aims to address the identified goals, with the view of optimising participation and functional outcomes.
Kid Link offers a range of group programs, usually within school holidays. We offer limited groups within the term, where the focus changes each term. These groups are announced via our newsletter and social media platforms.
We are also able to offer group programs to schools at a discounted rate, including social skills, handwriting, emotional regulation, and motor skills groups. We tailor our sessions plans to each child and provide written summaries and recommendations that can be shared with teachers and parents.
Your therapist will utilise a range of assessments (formal and informal) and therapeutic approaches when working with your child to achieve their goals. We believe the following services require additional clinical reasoning and professional observation and are therefore only offered to clients who have completed an intake session and will be attending further therapy sessions.
• Educational Observations (assessment of a child within their kinder, day care or school setting)
• Assessment for funding applications (PSD funding or Educational Needs Questionnaire).
• Sensory Profiles
• Reports for NDIS meetings
We can also complete once-off assessments for non-current clients which may include:
• Fine and gross motor skill assessments
• Visual-Motor assessments
• Handwriting assessments
Please note that if the above assessments are completed as a once off request, a report is usually required.