Bidgeekids Occupational Therapy
Who We Are
Our Vision: "Participation. Enjoyment. Confidence."
Bidgeekids Therapy is a paediatric occupational therapy practice based in Wagga Wagga NSW with outreach services in the Henty/Lockhart areas.
Our service is dedicated to helping children and teens thrive in their everyday activities of play, self care and learning.
Originally established in 2014 by Joanna Caton, the service now includes an experienced team which provides;
Occupational therapy for children and teens;
Clinical supervision for occupational therapists;
Early Start Denver Model (ESDM) and;
Tele-health Occupational Therapy.
What We Do
Occupational therapy is concerned with helping children to participate confidently in daily activities of playing, being social, learning, sleeping and self care. Our therapists believe in helping children to reach their goals by harnessing strengths and by building on helpful foundations such as emotional regulation, fine motor skills, motor co-ordination, thinking skills and sensory processing.
Services are provided in our Wagga rooms, via our mobile outreach service or through tele-pratice (online therapy).
Clinical Supervision and Mentoring for Occupational Therapists
Joanna Caton (Practice Principal) offers clinical supervision to occupational therapists around Australia via tele-practice. Her particular areas of clinical interest include; Occupation-based approaches, coaching approaches, Social Thinking, DIR-Floortime, management of sensory processing differences and, working with people who have Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD and Anxiety. Joanna has more than 20 years of experience as an occupational therapist and has provided clinical supervision for over a decade.
Periodically, senior clinicians from Bidgeekids Occupational Therapy offer free, quarterly supervision blocks for therapists in need of support and mentoring. Bookings for supervision sessions with Joanna Caton can be made online below. Expressions of interest for the quarterly supervision scholarships can be made by filling in the enquiry form.
Early Start Denver Model (ESDM)
Bidgeekids Occupational Therapy is proud to offer The Early Start Denver Model (ESDM) in Wagga Wagga with our certified ESDM Therapist, Cindy King.
ESDM is a "trans-disciplinary" therapy which means that multiple areas of development are targeted at the one time. It particularly focuses on encouraging cognition, social-emotional development, and communication as these areas of development are known to be of particular concern for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
ESDM "cycles" run in blocks of 10-12 weekly sessions within your child's familiar environment and our child-friendly rooms.
Current clients are welcome to book online HERE.
Returning clients and new enquiries are asked to contact our receptionists on 0414881342 or fill in the form below.
Please note that we are currently unable to accept new clients for our Wagga Wagga occupational therapy service due to high demand. We are able to place new clients on waiting lists for our Henty/Culcairn/Lockhart Occupational Therapy service and ESDM services.
Our therapists are experienced working with children eligible for NDIS funding. Bidgeekids Occupational Therapy is able to see NDIS participants of any age who have "self-managed" or financial "plan-managed" NDIS packages.
We are also NDIS registered to serve particpants who are over 7 years of age and who have "NDIA-managed" NDIS plans.
New Enquiry Form
92 Grove Street, Wagga Wagga NSW 2650