Helping families to discover their 'just right'!
Welcome to GoldilOTs.
Our family focused Occupational Therapy Practice supports individuals of all ages at different stages of life. We listen and learn together with compassion and patience, discovering meaning and connections. We aim to optimise learning, nurture uniqueness and confidence. We believe our holistic approach will spark motivation and encourage positive engagement in everyday life. We look forward to sharing the journey with you.
Occupational Therapy can help families and children to enhance their engagement in everyday activities – from socialising with friends, getting out and about, playing and learning new skills at home, kinder, school and work.
We provide evidenced based and family-centred assessments and intervention. This is based on individual strengths, difficulties, age and stage of development. We consider what you can do in the moment, the potential within you and make steps towards achieving your goals.
Together we partner with families, educators, health professionals and carers. We value the importance of a team approach to develop flexible strategies that can be used in a range of settings. Our goal-directed therapy is innovative, thoughtful and creative.
Occupational Therapists at GoldilOTs help individuals work on the following areas:
Self-Care / Toilet Training
Transition to Day-Care / Kinder
Parental / Sibling Support
Mealtime Difficulties / Fussy eating
Increasing independence in Daily Life Skills
Social Skills & Play
Attention, Concentration & Motivation
Fine & Gross Motor Skills
Balance / Coordination
ASSESSMENTS / REPORTS
GoldilOTs Occupational Therapy provides a range of Assessments and Reports for individuals off all ages at different stages of life.
Reports may be required for transition to kinder, school or other vocational and recreational roles. GoldilOTs can also assist in the diagnostic process for Autism Spectrum Disorder and other learning differences.
GoldilOTs assists families to navigate their own journey, to find the supports they need and work towards achieving their goals.
Director / Occupational Therapist
Abby takes great pride in helping families to feel connected and valued, listening and learning together. Being an experienced therapist and a Mum, she understands every day can be different and we all experience our own unique journey in life. This translates to her role at GoldilOTs bringing a sense of warmness and kindness. She is passionate about helping families to build confidence, resilience and meaningful engagement in life. As the Director of GoldilOTs she is extremely proud of the outstanding team of experienced therapists.
"Our team is passionate, diverse, and vibrant. We place significant value on working together as a team with families and individuals. We take pride in creating a warm welcoming space to listen, communicate, explore, learn and play."
Miriam is passionate about working with families to promote participation and engagement in everyday activities at home, kinder and in school settings. She believes in working in a holistic manner to build a strong foundation to support growth, independence and skill development. Miriam enjoys working collaboratively with families, carers, education staff and health care providers to identify areas of need in order to help with specific difficulties. Miriam values the importance of setting goals that fit in with family life and enjoys using a variety of approaches to encourage inclusion.
Stacy is the first point of contact at GoldilOTs. Not only is she responsible for participants/families administrative needs but is a warm and friendly voice at the end of the phone.
Stacy has worked in various administration roles, she is well equipped to handle any enquiry. Stacy is committed to building relationships. She is reliable, listens to individuals needs with care ensuring families are welcomed and supported every step of the way.
Stacy is a warm and compassionate Mum to a young family. She appreciates the busy nature of life and the various challenges experienced by many. Stacy aims to ensure the GoldilOTs experience is pleasant and enjoyable for all.
Carly has a keen interest in working with families to help them achieve their daily and meaningful occupations. Carly is passionate about working with children and adolescents to develop their confidence, self-esteem, social skills and general well-being. Carly values an individualised approach to therapy, and recognises each person as their own being. She is committed to ongoing learning and research, to ensure she utilises an evidence-based approach towards her therapy sessions. Carly delivers a variety of approaches including play-based therapy and focuses on incorporating the individual's interests to the core of her practice.
Courtney is an experienced therapist who prides herself on her friendly and approachable manner. She is passionate about working with children and families to ensure that they are able to engage and participate in activities that are meaningful to them. Courtney understands that every family is unique and works to incorporate evidenced based practiced into their life. Courtney takes an individual approach to delivering therapy and works to build on the persons strengths and incorporate activities of interest into sessions. Courtney likes to make every session fun and enjoyable so that the child has a safe space to develop their skills.
LEARNING THROUGH PLAY
135 Mitchell Street, Bendigo, 3550
We currently have a 4-6 month wait period for regular therapy
However we can provide more immediate assistance for Assessments.
Please fill in the form so we can assist you as soon as possible.
Our wait time may change, so please check our website for updates.