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 child and family. To optimise outcomes, we strive to provide education and utilise approaches that are always informed by the child’s experience and current evidence. Therapy is strengths based and focused on building a child’s sense of self and supporting the family to be their child’s advocate.
Our aim is to work as a team with the family, problem solving together so the family feels equipped to support their child in between sessions and following the conclusion of therapy. Therefore we work with families to develop achievable plans and regularly discuss progress to make sure families are getting the most out of their therapy sessions. Our therapy sessions involve extensive parent collaboration, education, and involvement in most aspects of the therapy program.
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. It also allows for your OT to attend meetings with school or other providers.
With COVID-19 and associated challenges, Telehealth is emerging as a family-centred and evidence-based solution to accessing occupational therapy services.
Kid Link offers a range of group programs during holidays and during the school term. These groups are announced via our newsletter and social media platforms.
We are also able to offer group programs for schools at a discounted rate. See School Workshops and Groups
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
• Assessment of independent living skills or adaptive behaviours
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.