Community Visiting

Kids Matters OT Mobile Service.

Current areas include: Ipswich, Pimpama, Ormeau, Kingsholme, Yatala, Beenleigh, Eagleby, Gilberton and Coomera.

What is Community Visiting & why choose it for OT?

Kids Matters OT Community Visiting involves our experienced therapists travelling to your child’s kindy, school or home.

Seeing children in their familiar environments can be so valuable. Our community visiting service works with the child, teachers and parents on sensory, motor, learning, developmental or behavioural needs and can help generalise learnings into everyday life.

Who can we see?

  • NDIS clients

  • Privately funded clients

  • Babies to 4 years

  • Home schooled children

  • Children at special schools

Note – we can attend schools for infrequent (1-3 visits) for observation and staff training but not regular visits. 

What can we help with?

  • Children who have immune system issues who can’t attend clinic

  • Physical disability (therapy only)

  • Learning disabilities

  • Developmental delays

  • Autism

  • Any occupational issues

What do we offer?

  • Skills training and practice

  • Play based intervention

  • Strengths based approach

            And more…

What don’t we offer?

  • Specialised equipment prescriptions

  • Home modification advice

How will our home visiting service benefit you and your child?

  • You receive quality OT services in your child’s home or kindy environment

  • Less missed time at school or kindy

  • Greater ease in managing the demands of multiple siblings and commitments

  • Greater flexibility

  • Session notes sent via email after every session – so no note taking for you!

(More comprehensive summaries will be charged at hourly rate)

How does it work?

STEP 1: Assessment

  • Therapy intervention starts with a Clinic based assessment to establish eligibility for home based services – once completed an initial assessment session has been completed, further assessment may occur either at the clinic or in your home, depending on your needs

  • Assessment sessions are typically 50 minutes in length, but can be increased depending on your needs

STEP 2: Feedback & Treatment Planning

  • Therapy treatment plans are family-centred and are usually developed at the third session which can be provided at the clinic, at your home or via telehealth as needed

  • Reports are available and tailored to your needs

STEP 3: Receiving Home/Kindy Visits

  • If suitable for home/ kindy visits, we can book your home/ kindy appointments as appropriate (50-minute session face to face and 10 mins prep, notes and planning. Visits can be extended up to 1 hour 50 minutes if needed)

  • Session notes are provided as part of the service via email

Costs:

  • Clinic assessment cost and reporting based on $193.99/ hour

  • Home and kindy visits based on 1.5 hours = $290.99/ session

Includes:

– 50 mins direct therapy,

– 10 mins planning, preparation and notes

– 15 mins travel each way (30 mins total travel)

 

PLEASE NOTE – THERE WILL BE LIMITED APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE

 

If you would like to enquire about this service please contact us on the following:

Email: [email protected]

Phone:07 3392 6133