Services

We service a wide range of clients, receiving referrals from NDIS, TAC, Workcover, My Aged Care, Home Care Packages, City of Ballarat and privately funded clients. Please contact us on 03 5338 8932 to speak with an intake worker regarding referral information.
Looking for a service that isn’t listed on our website? Why not give us a call on 5338 8932 or email us at admin@otdynamics.com.au

Services for Adults

At OT Dynamics we provide personalised assessment and rehabilitation services for a range of adult clients. Our aim is to assist the individual to achieve their goals and to maximise their abilities in personal, domestic, community and leisure activities. Our team of highly skilled and diverse Occupational Therapists are here to work with you to achieve your goals.

Areas of assessment and intervention include:

  • Physical capacity
  • Functional Skills
  • Support Needs
  • Environment and home modifications
  • Cognition
  • Equipment Prescription
  • Driver assessment and rehabilitation
  • Training and education
  • Attendant care program reviews and training
  • Brain injury rehabilitation
  • Community access and integration

Children

Occupational Therapy Services for Children

The primary goal of occupational therapy is to enable children and adolescents to participate in the activities of everyday life. Occupational therapists can work with children of all ages and their families, to help enhance skills necessary for their everyday life including playing, getting dressed or handwriting. Occupational therapy may also address social, psychological and environmental factors impacting on the child’s performance. This may include making changes to the child’s environment such as their school or home to help the child be more independent.

Our experienced paediatric occupational therapists can provide services to preschool and school aged children in the following areas:

  • Fine Motor Skills
  • Tool Use (involves utilising objects within the hand such as cutlery, scissors or pencils)
  • Handwriting
  • Gross Motor Skills
  • Self-Care Skills (dressing, toileting and grooming)
  • Feeding Skills (including fussy eaters and children with food aversions)
  • Sensory Processing (self-regulation and behaviour)
  • Cognitive and Perceptual skills (attention, concentration, organisational skills, executive functioning and visual perception)
  • Play Skills
  • Social Skills
  • Specialised Equipment Prescription

Speech Therapy Services for children

Speech Pathology supports children to build speech, language and communication skills essential for learning, connecting with others and enjoying activities.

Our Speech Pathologists can assist children of all ages and their families in the following areas:

  • Speaking clearly and being understood
  • Using language to express ideas and feelings
  • Understanding language, word meanings and instructions
  • Developing conversation skills and communicating with others
  • Developing language and social interaction skills through play or everyday activities
  • Building early literacy skills (reading and writing)

Psychology Services for Children

Neuropsychology involves assessment of cognition (thinking skills) to assist children and their families develop strategies to promote learning at home and school.

Our neuropsychologist can assist children of all ages and their families in the following areas:

  • Assessment of thinking skills such as attention, visual and verbal information processing, learning, memory, problem solving and academic abilities
  • Identifying individual cognitive strengths and challenges
  • Assisting with diagnosis of Specific Learning Disabilities, ADHD and other neurodevelopmental conditions
  • Making suggestions for strategies that play to children’s strengths and compensate for (or continue to develop) area of challenge
  • Liaising with parents and schools to determine optimal learning environments and manage challenges at school and home

Aged Care

OT Dynamics provide services to people of all ages, including those 65 years or older. We provide services to older Australians connected with My Aged Care, receiving Home Care Packages or privately funded. Our aim is to assist people to remain in their homes, complete tasks independently and achieve their desired goals.

OT Dynamics Allied Health therapists can assist in the following ways:

  • Home Visits
  • Functional Assessments of activities of daily living i.e. personal care, meal preparation and cleaning
  • Home Safety Assessments
  • Falls Prevention education
  • Home Modifications including grab rail prescription and shower modifications
  • Equipment prescriptions
  • Community Access
  • Education to support workers

Equipment Assessment

Assistive Technology can be beneficial in helping people achieve their desired goals, achieve independence and increase safety. There is a range of equipment available to achieve specific goals. OT Dynamics providers assist participants in education of suitable equipment, sourcing equipment, trialling equipment in relevant environments and completion of funding applications. OT Dynamics therapist have experience in assessing and prescribing assistive technology; including:

  • Daily living aids i.e. shower chairs, over toilet aids, personal care equipment, cooking equipment and even gardening equipment
  • Manual and Powered Wheelchairs
  • Mobility Scooters
  • Commodes
  • Hoists and transfer equipment
  • Pressure Care equipment (mattresses, cushions etc)
  • Beds
  • Seating systems and Lift chairs
  • Customised products

Home Modifications

OT Dynamics therapists are skilled providers with experience in home modifications, both minor and major. Home Modifications can enable increased safety within the home and enable individuals to remain in their homes and complete their activities of daily living. Our Occupational Therapist are involved during the whole process; assessment, concept diagrams, liaising with builders and funding bodies and review of the modification once complete.
Home modifications may include:

  • Grab rail
  • Banister rails
  • Ramps
  • Platform Steps
  • Bathroom modifications
  • Kitchen modifications
  • Ceiling Hoists

OT Dynamics providers can also assist you in reviewing your floorplans when building new homes to assist with future planning.

Independent Living Program

Independent living programs are aimed at increasing skills in a range of areas. OT Dynamics therapists complete functional assessments, these assessments can then inform the interventions and strategies required to meet your goals.
These programs may include skills in the following areas:

  • Meal preparation
  • Shopping
  • Personal Care
  • Travel Training i.e. catching the public bus or train
  • Laundry
  • Household management
  • Cleaning
  • Gardening
  • Budgeting

We can provide independent living programs for a range of areas, if your area is not listed above, please call us to discuss further.

Accommodation Assessment

Occupational Therapy services through OT Dynamics are engaged to complete Supported Disability Accommodation (SDA) and Supported Independent Living (SIL) assessments to determine suitable accommodation options and the level of care required. Functional assessments are completed in all areas including: personal care, domestic and community access. These assessments are used to gather information on a person’s functional abilities, areas where assistance is required, the type of support required, environmental requirements and capacity for increased independence. These assessments also provide information regarding a person’s eligibility for SDA and SIL. These reports are valid for 12 months and can assist you in accessing your desired accommodation option.

Speech Therapy

Speech Pathology supports adults to build speech, language and communication skills essential for participation within their community including connecting with others and enjoying activities.

Our Speech Pathologists can assist adults and their families in the following areas:

  • Speaking clearly and being understood
  • Using language to express ideas and feelings
  • Understanding language, word meanings and instructions
  • Developing conversation skills and communicating with others

Our speech pathologists may assist with:

  • Implementation of communication strategies including signing and low tech visual aides
  • Assessment and prescription of augmentative and alternative communication systems
  • Support and training to maximise a persons’ communication environment

Neuropsychology

Neuropsychology involves assessment of cognition (thinking skills) to assist adults and their families develop strategies to promote learning.

Our neuropsychologist can assist adults and their families in the following areas:

  • Assessment of thinking skills such as attention, visual and verbal information processing, learning, memory, problem solving and academic abilities
  • Identifying individual cognitive strengths and challenges
  • Assisting with diagnosis of Specific Learning Disabilities, ADHD and other neurodevelopmental conditions
  • Making suggestions for strategies that build on adults’ strengths and compensate for (or continue to develop) areas of challenge

Driving and Vehicle Modification

OT Dynamics offer specialised services for drivers with a disability, medical issue or injury.

Our Driver Trained Occupational Therapists hold additional qualifications in the area of driver rehabilitation and assessment.

We can help learner drivers who are just starting out, or experienced drivers who need help to stay on the road.
We offer the following services;

  • Assistance to apply for a learner’s permit
  • Development of a Specialised Learn to Drive, or Driver Rehabilitation program
  • Assessment for vehicle modifications (for drivers and passengers)
  • Driver Assessment to determine if someone is safe to continue driving (when requested by VicRoads)

Work and Safety Services

At OT Dynamics we offer a diverse range of services to individuals and workplaces providing them with assessments, education and training. Each referral is tailored to your specific needs, from one on one workplace assessments to whole teams looking to maximise their workplace.

Our Occupational Therapists are highly skilled and trained to provide the following services

  • Office Ergonomic Assessments
  • Clerical Workstation Assessments
  • Manual Handling Training Packages
  • Hoist Training
  • Environmental modifications for disability access

Training

At OT Dynamics we work with a range of organisations to assist people in achieving their desired goals. We work with individuals and their chosen support services to tailor services to every person’s specific needs. Training can include:

  • Implementation of Independent Living Programs
  • Hoist Training
  • Manual Handling Training
  • Resources for new staff