Bunbury Occupational Therapy

Bunbury Occupational Therapy


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

STEP 1. Gathering of information and identifying applicable assessment

  • 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 $160

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 $240

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

Brief assessment is usually one session

Two or more sessions may be needed to complete a comprehensive or specialist assessment.

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

Initial sessions for pre-schoolers and Kindy children.

STEP 3. Reporting of results

  • From $240

Reports summarising results and providing recommendations are charged at hourly rate of $160/hour.

Usually charged at 2 hours ($320).

Comprehensive reports can be provided upon request.

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

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

STEP 4. Feedback and Developing Goals

  • Parent session
  • 45 minutes parent contact; 15 minutes finalising goals $160

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 minutes contact $160

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, etc. as needed.

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

  • Group Therapy (4 members: 1 therapist)
  • 60 minutes $80 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. Usually paid per block of sessions, unless otherwise arranged.

STEP 6. Monitoring progress and measuring outcomes

  • Re-Assessment
  • 1.5 hours $240

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. 

A re-assessment requires a summary report.

  • Additional consultations with parents
  • 30 minutes $80

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 $80

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 $240

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.