Bunbury Occupational Therapy

Bunbury Occupational Therapy SPOTS

  Therapy For Children   

Services sensory processing

We continue to develop and provide services on demand, e.g. attending case conferences and providing professional development workshops for teachers. sensory processing


Group therapy sessions are developed with specific outcomes in mind, e.g. handwriting clinics, and are scheduled when compatible group members are available. sensory processing


The therapy process at SPOTS - Therapy for Children is based on Data Driven Decision-Making steps: sensory processing

1. Gathering of information and identifying applicable assessment

  • Initial parent contact  
  • 30 minutes FREE
Telephone conversation to determine whether our service is a good fit for the child. 
Preparing and sending parent and teacher information and documentation  needed for the first contact session.


  • First session: Initial interview and clinical observations  
  • 1 hour $150
Identifying the child's strengths and main participation challenges. The therapist identifies the applicable assessment route (either brief or comprehensive assessment) using all the data from clinical observations and information gained from parent interview and questionnaire(s), as well as teacher questionnaire(s).


2. Initial Assessment

  • Brief Assessment 
  • 1 hour $150
Further brief assessment of underlying causes from main participation challenges using standardised tests. 


OR


  • Comprehensive Assessment 
  • 3 hours $450 (2 x 1.5 hour sessions at $225 each)
Further comprehensive assessing underlying causes for participation challenges using in-depth, specialist tests.

3. Reporting of results

  • Scoring and interpreting results
  • 1 hour FREE

  • Summarised report
  • 1 hour $150
Short letter summarising results and providing recommendations


OR


  • Comprehensive report - Upon request only
  • 2 hours $300

Comprehensive report with itemised results and interpretive discussion of any administered assessment.


4. Feedback and Developing Goals

  • Parent session
  • 45 minutes $110

Scheduled session with the purpose to discuss assessment results and formulate goals and treatment plan for therapy. 


5. Intervention

  • Intervention Therapy
  • 45 minutes $110

Subsequent, individualised therapy working towards family-led goals using therapeutic, specific and fun activities and specialised equipment. 

Includes home programs / ongoing sensory diet reviews / strategies as needed.

Additional therapeutic items may need to be purchased at times when indicated.


  • Group Therapy (4 members: 1 therapist)
  • 60 minutes $50 per session - paid in full for the group term

Group therapy sessions are developed with specific outcomes in mind, e.g. handwriting clinics, and are scheduled when compatible group members are available.

6. Monitoring progress and measuring outcomes

  • Re-Assessment
  • 1.5 hours $225

Scheduled re-assessment session with the purpose to re-evaluate identified challenges and formally measure outcome of therapy using standardised tests, interviews and clinical observations.

Includes summarised report.


  • Additional consultations with parents
  • 30 minutes $75

Should the need arise for additional face to face consultation over and above contact sessions or via email, parents may schedule time with the therapist.

School visits and teacher consultations

  • Teacher consultations via phone / email
  • 15 minutes FREE


  • School visits
  • 30 minutes $75

This may include training in therapeutic strategies and implementation of a sensory diet.


  • Formal Case Conferences
  • 1.5 hours $225

Meeting with teachers and/or other allied health providers. Travel included.


  • School Professional developmental Training

Esmé is passionate about training and supporting teachers. Topics, fees and allocated time for training are open for negotiations.