What happens when I am referred to SPOT4YOU Speech Pathology or Occupational Therapy?
What happens during a SPOT4YOU Speech Pathology or Occupational Therapy assessment?
Our therapists use a comprehensive list of standardised and non-standardised assessments and checklists to evaluate your/your child’s abilities in a number of areas.
How do therapists treat the problems?
This depends very much on the age of the client and the difficulties they are experiencing. All of our therapists use the best available therapy techniques to meet the needs of our clients. When working with children, we acknowledge that play is integral to a child’s life and motivation.... we use fun activities and games that assist with the development of skills required.
How is SPOT4YOU a unique service?
SPOT4YOU has no waiting lists as we always respond to demands by increasing the number of clinicians in our service areas, as needed.
We are a MOBILE service. We travel to the homes, schools, daycares, nursing homes and most other environments, as needed. Travelling to the environments of our clients allows us to provide therapy in the most relevant, targeted way to achieve the best results possible.
SPOT4YOU is also a unique service because we provide Speech Pathology and Occupational Therapy assessments and interventions for all ages and types of difficulty. Although we service primarily paediatric clients, we also manage the needs of adult patients.
SPOT4YOU has no restrictions on our client base or therapy options. This means SPOT4YOU is able to service clients of any age, with any presenting condition and for any period of time. Therefore providing ongoing therapy as frequently as required and for the length of time necessary for the client and their family.
We are able to provide any type of service as required by our clients, including; assessments, individual and group therapy, whole class programs, parent/teacher/carer workshops and education, equipment prescription and ordering, tele-therapy and virtually any other therapy type requested by our clients.
What is Occupational Therapy?
Occupational Therapists aim to optimise a client’s independence and function in day-to-day activities. For more information about Occupational Therapists please see the Occupational Therapy page.
What is Speech Pathology?
Speech Pathologists aim to improve communication as well as social skills to optimise a client’s independence and function in day-to-day activities. For more information about Speech Pathologists please see the Speech Pathology page.
Is there any funding available?
While SPOT4YOU is a private practice there are a number of public and private funding options available for eligible children. Depending on the type of funding and personal circumstances, SPOT4YOU may be able to fully bulk-bill sessions for our clients. SPOT4YOU staff can help to guide clients through the process of getting funding and the options for how to use it. Please refer to our Funding page for more information.
Do I need a referral to get a speech or Occupational Therapy assessment?
What is the SPOT4YOU referral procedure? You do not need a referral in order to get a Speech Pathology or Occupational Therapy assessment. If you contact SPOT4YOU one of our friendly staff will be able to discuss the referral process to you. If you wish to discuss your needs with your General Practitioner (GP) beforehand, your GP will be able to refer you to SPOT4YOU if you ask them to. If you wish to use Medicare or other funding you will need to get a referral from your GP or paediatrician in order to see us.
Are there any employment opportunities available at SPOT4YOU?
From time to time SPOT4YOU has employment opportunities available for Speech Pathologists and Occupational Therapists. If you are interested in working with SPOT4YOU you are welcome to send us an email to express your interest.