How can OT assist with mental health, autism or those experiencing sensory issues?
Our occupational therapists who specialise in these fields help people to achieve the everyday activities that people engage in and find meaningful. We draw on a range of psychological and occupational therapy strategies to help people understand and cope with their daily function, productivity and capacity through the prescription of tasks and activities.
Our occupational therapists use individual programs/activities to enhance independence in everyday activities. Our OT may help to develop coping strategies for people overcoming their mental health issues, those who have difficulty regulating their behaviour, or those who struggle with sensory processing. Our OTs can also have a significant impact on improving confidence and self-esteem in social situations.
What’s the process?
Firstly, our OT will assesses the individual’s mental health status and/or their status as it relates to their diagnoses, such as autism or sensory issues. This includes a comprehensive assessment considering all details of the diagnosis, history and treatment to date. Our OT may also use recognised and standardised assessment tools to help gain the best understanding of their current health status.
Secondly, our OT will assess function. This component of the assessment looks at habits, routines, roles, values, interests, environment, attitudes, motivation, activities of daily living (ADL), family and relationships.
The initial assessment uses a range of evidence based assessment tools to determine an intervention plan. Components of the initial assessment may include:
- The individual’s level of function in terms of their work and home roles.
- Determination of the occupational performance components, including how the psychological illness or condition impacts on functioning.
- Whether daily routines can be modified/simplified to improve function.
- If re-organisation and/or modification of the physical environment, use of cues and development of structure/plan for management of day to day activities is required.
- Exploration of factors motivating the individual to engage in activities/occupations.
Lastly, our OT will consolidate an assessment summary, complete with recommendations, and present back to you for your consideration. Then, depending on how you would like to proceed, we can then progress to the treatment phase.
Our commitment to you
Here to support you
We are a South Australian based business who puts clients at the centre of evrything we do. Most importantly, we know our WHY.
Why we help other South Australian families. Why we actively participate in the community. Why we support our fellow South Australians who are ravaged by bushfires. Why we contribute to causes that support our veterans. Why we embrace technology to enable unique and flexible ways to provide services to clients in isolation or those in regional areas.
For us it’s simple…..we love supporting you, your family, our community, our city, our state. What more reason do you need?
Thank you for helping us continue our why. Because that makes us feel a whole lot better.
Experience and expertise
Every referral is carefully screened by Tracie McInnes, our Managing Director and Chief Occupational Therapist, with 25 years’ experience working in aged care and adult disability. You can therefore have confidence that your Occupational Therapist will have the necessary experience to meet your needs.
Tracie also oversees all of our clinical services, ensuring the highest quality in everything we do. And, an industry leading mentorship and professional development program means our occupational therapists remain at the forefront of evidence-based best practice.
Exceptional customer service, guidance & support
From the very first time you contact us, you will feel at ease. That’s because we have Jessica (Jess), our Client Support Officer. Jess will take the time to guide you through the process and ensure you have everything you need to make an informed decision about your occupational therapy services.
Should you decide to proceed with our services, Jess will be with you every step of the way, ensuring complete transparency……you will know exactly what services will be provided, why it will be provided, how it will be provided, who will provide it and how much it will cost……and then we will ask you how we went to ensure we got it right.
To us, it all comes down to integrity………like you, we value our independence above all else, understanding that independence fosters integrity, honesty and accountability. For this reason we only provide occupational therapy. That way, if we refer you to a speech therapist, physio, podiatrist, exercise physiologist, dietician or any other provider, you’ll know it’s in your best interests, not ours.
Flexible service delivery
You choose how you want your services delivered. We are uniquely placed in our ability to provide services in one of three ways…..in your home, in our state-of-the-art clinic, or virtually via an easy to use web based platform. It provides us with unprecedented flexibility, allowing us to not only service the greater Adelaide area and Adelaide Hills, but also those in rural and isolated regions.
Supported Accommodation Assessments
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Functional Capacity Assessments
We can assess your ability to function from day to day & prepare a plan to maximise your independence.
A full range of assessment & therapy services are available in-clinic. Hoist transfers available.
Mental Health, Autism & Sensory Processing
We understand the challenges as they relate to mental illness, autism and sensory processing, and we’re here to help.
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