SPOT4YOU ServicesThese are the types of services that SPOT4YOU offers.

Paediatric Services

Our practice is child-centred and we believe that all children’s needs are unique and therapy goals are best achieved when we work collaboratively with the child, their families and teachers to fully understand and address these needs. As a result, we are able to develop specific home and school programs for children to compliment therapy and ensure acquired skills are transferred from therapy to the home and classroom. We provide screening, assessment and intervention for children aged 0-18 years with a variety of presenting difficulties including:

  • Speech delays
  • Language delays
  • Learning difficulties
  • Autism and Autistic Spectrum Disorders
  • Attention Deficits and Developmental Delay
  • Down Syndrome
  • Fragile X Syndrome
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Hearing impairment
  • Vision impairment
  • Literacy difficulties

We work collaboratively with children, their families and teachers to improve function and independence in everyday meaningful activities such as school activities (including reading, writing, spelling and speaking), play activities, sports and self-care activities (including dressing, eating and toileting). We also work with children in their school environment, and frequently work with schools to provide group and whole-school programming.

School Services

We are experienced with working with schools to provide services for individual children (for whom there may be a variety of funding options available), small groups and whole classes. We are also able to provide training to teachers and teacher’s aides to run programs, which we then support with regular check-ins. Examples of targets within the school environment may include:

  • Sensory and gross motor groups
  • Fine motor and pre-writing groups
  • Visual perceptual and sequencing groups
  • Social and pragmatics groups
  • Language and pre-literacy groups
  • Articulation and clear speech groups

Other groups can be tailored towards individual children and their difficulties.

Adult Services

Our practice is patient-centred, and works with all of our clients to provide a holistic care approach with the wants and needs of our clients as our paramount concern. SPOT4YOU provides a full range of adult Occupational Therapy and Speech Pathology services. We can provide assessment, management and therapy for all presenting conditions. We work with adults with a full range of conditions including:

  • Stroke
  • Head injuries
  • Neuro-degenerative disease
  • Cancers
  • General decline
  • Disability
  • Dementia
  • Post Injury
  • Huntington’s Disease
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Motor Neurone Disease
  • Aphasia
  • Dyspraxia
  • Dysphagia

We provide individual and group therapy options (for example, communication groups and cooking groups), family and carer education programs, and community workshops. We are able to discuss options for providing therapy at a significantly lower cost for low-income families. We are also able to integrate our programs into existing remedial programs in nursing homes and hospitals and work together with staff and carers to ensure our service is complementary to patients' needs.

SPOT4YOU also offers the following services:

Occupational Therapy

  • Discharge planning
  • Referrals for ACAT assessments
  • Referrals for slow-stream rehabilitation
  • Assessment, treatment and case management of complex medical conditions such as Huntington’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease and Motor Neurone Disease
  • Comprehensive functional assessments - Home/Environmental assessments, functional performance assessments (including personal care/ADL and community access), hospital/nursing home discharge
  • Equipment prescription for palliative care, functional independence, pressure care, assistive equipment, pain management, arthritis management, energy conservation
  • Occupational Health and Safety - manual handling assessments, risk assessments, development of transfer procedures, staff education and training, work place ergonomics, seating/wheelchairs/scooters/geriatric chairs, assessments and prescription, falls prevention, Homecare NSW employee/family/carer education
  • Home building modifications - major modifications, minor modifications, access assessments
  • Driving assessments and driver retraining
  • Upper limb management
  • Cognitive impairment assessments

Speech Pathology

  • Acute, sub-acute, rehabilitation and palliative care
  • AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication)
  • Assessment and treatment of aphasia, dyspraxia and dysphagia (texture modification, implement modification, safe swallow strategies and rehabilitation techniques)
  • Staff and family education

We are able to see our clients in a full range of environments including:

  • At their homes
  • In supported residences
  • In nursing homes
  • At day or community centres

We also work closely with a number of nursing homes to provide all their needs for Speech Pathology and Occupational Therapy for their patients.

SPOT4YOU offers communication workshops for staff, carers and families on how to communicate in an effective and supportive manner with people who have communication difficulties. By up-skilling communication partners, these workshops encourage optimum communication exchanges to occur between people with communication difficulties and the people in their lives.

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

Has your child run out of funding but still needs occupational therapy or speech pathology?

Could you be eligible for NDIS funding?

The NDIS may already be available in your area and is also rolling out across New South Wales and other parts of Australia on 1 July 2017. Your child may be eligible to receive funding. To find out when NDIS rolls out in your area go to

Early Intervention Requirements

You may meet the early intervention requirements:

  • if you have an impairment or condition that is likely to be permanent and
  • there is evidence that getting supports now (early interventions) will help you by: 

- reducing how much help you will need to do things because of your impairment in the future and

- improving or reducing deterioration of your functional capacity or

- helping your family and carers to keep helping you and

- those supports are most appropriately funded through the NDIS, and not through another service system.


  • you are a child aged under 6 years of age with developmental delay which results in: 

- substantially reduced functional capacity in one or more of the areas of self-care, receptive and expressive language, cognitive development or motor development and

- results in the need for a combination and sequence of special interdisciplinary or generic care, treatment or other services which are of extended duration, and are individually planned and coordinated; and

  • those supports are most appropriately funded through the NDIS, and not through another service system.

Disability Requirements

You may meet the disability requirements if:

  • you have an impairment or condition that is likely to be permanent (i.e. it is likely to be life long) and
  • your impairment substantially reduces your ability to participate effectively in activities, or perform tasks or actions unless you have: 

- assistance from other people or

- you have assistive technology or equipment (other than common items such as glasses) or

- you can't participate effectively even with assistance or aides and equipment and

  • your impairment affects your capacity for social and economic participation and
  • you are likely to require support under the NDIS for your lifetime.

An impairment that varies in intensity e.g. because the impairment is of a chronic episodic nature may still be permanent, and you may require support under the NDIS for your lifetime, despite the variation.

Please feel free to call us on 1300 776 849 to discuss the eligibility requirements before calling NDIS.

To apply, contact NDIS on 1800 800 110.

  • NDIS will ask you a series of questions to determine eligibility.
  • We can assist in providing you with reports and records to give to NDIS if required.
  • Once you are assessed as being eligible, you then have a planning meeting, either face to face or over the phone, to work out what support/funding you will receive.