Bunbury Occupational Therapy

Bunbury Occupational Therapy

SPOTS

Therapy For Children

Services sensory processing

The therapy process at SPOTS - Therapy for Children is based on Data Driven Decision-Making steps and charged at package fee, or at an hourly standard rate per session for both in-person or online / telehealth servicessensory processing 

We are not registered NDIS providers. NDIS​

For detailed description of all services, please scroll down.

Assessment Packages

The assessment process is charged as a package with 25% deposit required to secure the appointment. Remainders to be paid per appointment. Appointments are 2 weeks apart for each step of the assessment process to ease budget planning.

ASSESSMENT PACKAGE: 

BABIES - KINDY 

From birth to 4 years 11 months

Funding

Private / Medicare

Fee Total

4.5 hr: $774

(deposit + 3 payments)

Gather Information

25% deposit $193.50

 Assessment

1 hr - 1.5 hr $193.50 payment 1

 Specialist Assessment**

Rarely indicated

To be charged separately 

Report**

2 hr $193.50 payment 2

Feedback

Goal Setting

1 hr $193.50 payment 3

Parents only session

ASSESSMENT PACKAGE: PRE-PRIMARY and OLDER

From 5 years onwards

Fee Total

5.5 hr $946

(deposit + 4 payments)

Gather Information

25% deposit $236

Intake

1 hr $177.50 payment 1

Assessment

1.5 hr $177.50 payment 2

Specialist Assessment**

Not frequently indicated

Administered upon request

To be charged separately

Report**

2 hr $177.50 payment 3

Feedback

Goal Setting

1 hr $177.50 payment 4

Parents only session

**Specialist / in-depth testing involves at least one additional assessment session charged separately at $258 per 1.5 hr session. Paid per session only when required in addition to the assessment package. Specialist testing requires a 3 hr comprehensive report and the additional hour will also be charged at $172 to the assessment package.

Detailed descriptions of services and SPOTS process:

STEP 1. Gathering of information and identifying applicable assessments sensory processing

  • Initial parent contact
  • up to 20 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.

  • PRE-PRIMARY and OLDER: Intake session: Initial interview and Ayres' clinical observations
  • 1 hour 
  • Charged as part of the assessment package

Identifying the child's strengths and main participation challenges. To determine the applicable assessment route for the child using all the data from clinical observations and information gained from parent interview and questionnaires.

STEP 2. Assessment Session(s)

  • Capped at 1.5 hours per session
  • Toddlers - year 12 students
  • 1.5 hours per assessment session (more than one may be needed)
  • Charged as part of the assessment package
  • **Specialist assessment charged separately

1.5 hour session assessing underlying causes for main participation challenges using standardised and/or specialists tests.

Subsequent to the intake sessions for Pre-Primary and older students.

Initial sessions for pre-schoolers and Kindy children.

Assessment is usually one session

**Two or more sessions may be needed to complete a comprehensive or specialist assessment. Specialist testing sessions are charged in addition to the assessment package.


STEP 3. Reporting of results

  • 2 hours - summary (standard)

  • Charged as part of the assessment package

  • **3 hours for comprehensive (per request or specialist test - 1 hour additional to the assessment package

Reports summarising results and providing recommendations are capped and charged at as part of the assessment package.

**Comprehensive reports can be provided upon request and will be charged an additional fee at hourly rate of $172/hour.

**The specialist test of Sensory Integration (SIPT) requires a comprehensive report.

Other review reports or letters, etc. requested will be charged at the hourly rate.

STEP 4. Feedback and Developing Goals

  • Parent only session
  • 45-50 minutes parent contact; 10-15 minutes finalising goals 
  • Charged as part of the assessment package

As an important part of the assessment process, a 45-minute face-to-face / video conference session with parents are scheduled with the purpose to discuss assessment results and formulate goals and treatment plan for therapy. 

STEP 5. Intervention

  • Intervention Therapy
  • 45-50 minutes contact; 10 -15 minutes forward planning
  • $172

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

Includes 15 minutes after 45 minutes contact to finalise and email home programs / ongoing sensory diet reviews / strategies / communication with school, forward planning, etc. as needed.

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

  • Group Therapy (4 members: 1 therapist)
  • 60 minutes per session - paid in full for the group term
  • $86 per session - usually paid per block

Group therapy sessions are developed with specific outcomes in mind, e.g. handwriting clinics, and are scheduled when compatible group members are available. Usually paid per block of sessions, unless otherwise arranged.

STEP 6. Monitoring progress and measuring outcomes

  • Re-Assessment
  • 1.5 hours $258

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. 

PLEASE NOTE: A re-assessment requires an additional summary report charged at $344 (2 hours).

  • Additional consultations with parents
  • 30 minutes $84

Should the need arise for additional face to face consultation over and above 10-15 minute contact via email or phone, parents may schedule time with the therapist. Therapists are available during business hours most Mondays - Fridays.

School visits and teacher consultations

  • Teacher consultations via phone / email
  • 15 minutes FREE
  • School visits / Virtual visit
  • 30 minutes $86

This may include training in therapeutic strategies and implementation of a sensory diet. Virtual option available to have a telehealth meeting.

  • Formal Case Conferences
  • 1.5 hours $258

Meeting with teachers and/or other allied health providers. Travel included for greater Bunbury region. Extra travel costs may apply.

  • School Professional developmental Training

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