Bunbury Occupational Therapy

Bunbury Occupational Therapy


Therapy For Children

OT Online

OT Online is our new, exciting and convenient Telehealth / virtual service! 

Online occupational therapy   OT Online

Contact is via video conferencing application. Downloadable sheets, home programmes and on-going support are provided as part of the service.online occupational therapy services

Telehealth is a highly flexible vehicle to provide services. One session can be divided into short bursts over a week or fortnight, or used in whole per week / fortnight - all depending on your needs and specifications. Telehealth may be new to us / you, but it has been around for a long time. Research shows that sessions outcomes through Telehealth are comparable with face-to-face delivery. 

Services are provided by an experienced and registered Occupational Therapist. bunbury occupational therapy 

OT Online's invoicing and appointment scheduling are managed via SPOTS - Therapy for Children. OT online

OTA (Occupational Therapy Australia) statement regarding telehealth

What is telehealth?

Telehealth is the use of telecommunication techniques for the purpose of providing Occupational Therapy services over a distance, rather than the therapist and client meeting at the same location. The occupational therapist will most often use video-conferencing to administer the session, but may also utilise other formats of communication such as telephone, or email.

What does a telehealth consultation involve?

Your therapist will explore your needs and occupational therapy related goals with you and, where appropriate, will offer information and recommendations. Your therapist will provide you with details of how telehealth will be used in your individual circumstances.

• You will be responsible for any costs associated with setting up the technology needed to that you can access telehealth services.

• You will need an appropriate device, i.e. smartphone, laptop, iPad, computer, with a camera, microphone and speakers; and a 

   reliable internet connection.

OT Online will be responsible for the cost of calls to you and the cost associated with the platform used to conduct telehealth 


• Your occupational therapist will ask that you access a quiet, private, space to participate in the telehealth consultations.

• You may include a support person with you, as you might in a face-to-face consultation.

• You are not permitted to video or audio record the consultation, unless your occupational therapist gives you permission to do so.

What are the potential benefits of telehealth?

• Telehealth may improve access to occupational therapy services

• Telehealth may reduce your need for travel

• Telehealth may decrease exposure to infectious disease

What are the potential risks of telehealth?

• Telehealth consultations may be impacted by technical problems which may affect the quality of the occupational therapy session

• There may be some components of the occupational therapy service for which telehealth is not appropriate or effective and a 

   follow up face-to-face consultation may be required

• Telehealth may not feel the same as an onsite session

• Telehealth may be very new to you and may take time to become familiar with. If you have any concerns, please discuss these with 

   your therapist as soon as possible.

• Telehealth may include practices and procedures that are not as well understood in a telehealth setting as they are onsite.

• Telehealth may increase exposure to privacy and digital security risks (see next section)

Will my privacy be protected?

OT Online is subject to the Privacy Act 1988 and must comply with obligations related to the collection, use and disclosure of personal information, including through telehealth.

Your occupational therapist needs to collect and record personal information from you that is relevant to your situation, as a necessary part of the occupational therapy assessment and intervention that is conducted. The occupational therapist must maintain confidentiality and privacy standards during sessions, and in creating, keeping and transmitting records.

At times, audio and video recordings of sessions may be taken to support the occupational therapists work. The occupational therapist will inform you before a recording takes place and will provide you with the reason for doing so. You can refuse to be recorded for any reason.

A detailed description of how your personal information is managed, how you can access your personal information, and how to lodge any concerns or complaints about this service or how your personal information is managed must be provided to you by your occupational therapist on request.

While the occupational therapist is obligated to meet standards to protect your privacy and security, telecommunication, including video-conference, may increase exposure to hacking and other online risks; as with all online activities, there is no guarantee of complete privacy and security protection. You may decrease the risk by using a secure internet connection, meeting with the occupational therapist from a private location, and only communicating using secure channels.

What does informed consent mean?

There are a few important principles related to informed consent:

• You must be given relevant information. Ask the occupational therapist if you have questions about telehealth and the services  


• You have the right to understand the information. Ask the occupational therapist for more information if you do not understand.

• You have the right to choose. If you do not agree to telehealth, you may refuse to participate. You may agree to or refuse specific 

   activities within the session.

• You have the right to stop using telehealth anytime. You can change your mind about telehealth or a specific activity or procedure, 

   even in the middle of a session.

• You can agree or refuse in writing or verbally. You may give your consent using the form below. You may also give consent or 

   change your mind by telling the occupational therapist. Consent and refusal that you give verbally will be documented by the 

   occupational therapist.

• You can ask about alternatives to telehealth. If you refuse or change your mind about telehealth services, your occupational 

   therapist will discuss any other options with you. The occupational therapist may or may not be able to offer alternative services.

Initial Interview


  • 15-minute, short interview to discuss best suitable services and options for your child's needs.
  • Interested to know more? Contact us to set up the appointment.
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Starting at $160

  • 40-minute interview with parent and child (where applicable), and clinical observations.
  • Identifying strength's and participation challenges
  • Providing and processing formal assessment questionnaires (when applicable).
  • Processing of work samples (where applicable).
  • 1 x 20 minute follow-up call to clarify any questions arising from information
  • Subsequent formal assessment sessions may be needed. 
  • Subsequent sessions varies in length according to the need of the child:
  •  45 minutes $120
  •  1 hour $160
  •  1.5 hours $240

Summary Report


2 hours: A brief report in letter format to summarise:

  • Referring problems
  • What assessment interviews indicate
  • What needs to be done next

Comprehensive report with itemised results and interpretive discussion provided upon request only - charged per hour.

Feedback and goal setting


45-50 -minute discussion on results of assessment, suggestion of suitable programs or alternative next steps. Goal setting where applicable. 10-15 minutes finalising goals and emailing it to you

Telehealth Treatment Sessions


  • Providing step-by-step therapy ideas and guidance.
  • Total of 45-minute contact session with child and parent (when applicable)
  • 15 minutes to plan, review, draft sensory diets, contact schools, etc.
  • Flexible in time allocation according to your needs, e.g. 2 x 15 minutes with child during week and 1 x 15 minute parent consult.
  • SHORT sessions may be provided as needed
  • 15-minute session $40
  • 30-minute session $80
  • SHORT sessions are used when engagement is not optimal for a long session, client initiated contact / questions / training, etc.
  • Sessions can be based on set programs, which run in blocks from 5 - 15 weeks dependent on your child's need and selected program.
  • Sessions can be catered upon your needs and specifications.

Programs include:

  1. Soothe Self-regulation
  2. Sense-ational  Sensory processing and modulation
  3. Snap! Hands and finger fine motor development
  4. Smart Start School readiness program
  5. Strong Gross motor development
  6. Write Start Handwriting programs (pre-writing; printing; cursive)
  7. Eye Spy  Visual perception, ocular motor development
  8. SOS  Parent support

Assessment Package


The assessment package includes the initial interview, initial 1 hour assessment session, summary report and feedback session at a 10% discounted fee for upfront, full payment.

Intervention Package 1: 

Block of 5 x sessions


10% discount when 5  x telehealth / virtual intervention 45-minute sessions are paid in advance.

Intervention Package 2: 

Pay / attend 10 telehealth / virtual sessions and get one session free