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WELCOME

Established in 2014, Bidgee Kids Occupational Therapy is private 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 meaningful everyday activities such as play, social interactions, self care and learning. 

We believe in developing therapy plans which are family-centred, follow child interests, harness strengths and respect differences so that true participation is a reality.


Our Clients:

  • Private paying and NDIS plan/self-managed clients are welcome. We accept relevant Medicare plans although we do not bulk bill. 

  • We serve children and teens from 2-16 years of age who have difficulties in everyday activities and tasks (occupations). These tasks include social interactions, participating in school, emotional regulation, fine motor skills, being independent in self care, toileting, play, personal organisation and sleep.  

  • A diagnosis is not necessary, although many of our clients live with neurodivergence such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, Specific Learning Disorder, Sensory Processing differences, Executive Functioning Disorder, Brain Injury, Intellectual Disability, Developmental Delay and, Developmental Coordination Disorder.

  • We do not accept referrals related to issues surrounding physical access and mobility, complex equipment prescription, environmental modifications and upper limb management. 



Service Overview:

  • Occupational therapy for children and teens.

  • Occupational therapy for children via parent coaching programmes.

  • Clinical supervision and mentoring for occupational therapists.


Our Team:

  • Joanna Caton (director and clinical supervisor)

  • Megan Coyle (occupational therapist Henty/Culcairn/Lockhart areas)

  • Jenny Robertson (occupational therapist Wagga Wagga)

  • Renelle Harrison (occupational therapist Wagga Wagga)

 

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY SERVICES


OUR OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY PROGRAMMES:

Individual Occupational Therapy- This is a bespoke therapy programme for your child or teen which addresses a range of goals. Participation in therapy may be medium to long term.

Assessment and Strategy Consultations- This is a short-term occupational therapy service which addresses targeted priorities through assessment and development of support strategies and home programmes. 

Parent Empowered Occupational Therapy- This is an 8-10 week programme which aims to support young children in every-day activities through empowering parents. Parents are coached to implement occupational therapy strategies, develop helpful routines and advocate for their child's needs in educational and care settings. Appointments are a combination of parent/therapist and parent/child/therapist. This is a powerful "stand alone" therapy option or can be helpful whilst children are on occupational therapy waiting lists.

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CLINICAL SUPERVISION

Connect To Grow

CONNECT TO GROW is our sister service which provides professional supervision and mentoring for paediatric occupational therapists. The purpose of CONNECT TO GROW is to help occupational therapists to work confidently and effectively with children and families.

Joanna Caton (director) offers clinical supervision and mentoring to occupational therapists around Australia through her CONNECT TO GROW framework. Her particular areas of clinical interest include; Occupation and strengths based approaches, coaching approaches, play development, management of sensory processing differences and, working collaboratively with people who identify as being neuro divergent with diagnoses such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, Specific Learning Disorders, ADHD and Anxiety. 

Joanna has more than 20 years of experience as an occupational therapist and has provided clinical supervision for over a decade.  

Bookings for supervision sessions with Joanna Caton can be made online below

Head to the CONNECT TO GROW website for ready to use resources on topics such as; setting client goals, writing reports, feeling confident as an OT and working in collaboration with families.

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ONLINE BOOKING

Current clients are welcome to book online HERE.

Returning clients are asked to please fill in the form below and request placement on our waiting list. 

New enquiries please note our current availability below:

Wagga Service:

Ongoing Occupational Therapy- not accepting new clients.

Assessment and Strategy service (up to 5 sessions)- not accepting new clients.

Parent Empowered Occupational Therapy (10 sessions)- accepting waiting list for NDIS early childhood (under 7 years old) only.

Henty/Lockhart/Culcairn:

Occupational Therapy- accepting waiting list.

Clinical Supervision- accepting new clients.

  

 

NEW ENQUIRY FORM

Tulloch Business Offices. 
66 Coleman Street, Turvey Park, NSW 2650

0414881342

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WORKING AT BIDGEEKIDS

We are holding space for our next occupational therapy team member. Whether early career or an experienced clinician if you feel we are the right fit for each other we would love to hear from you. Take a look at our video and then reach out to info@bidgeekidsot.com.au