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
Awesome things happen here.
GoldilOTs values the importance of a holistic approach and therefore has introduced Therapy Assistance. A Therapy Assistant is a supportive member of your therapy team who will help you/your child to practice skills learnt in therapy sessions in a range of settings, i.e. at home, in the community, education settings etc.
Therapy Assistants understand the importance of individual goals, outcomes and positive interaction in everyday life. Therapy Assistance is a registered NDIS service.
GROUP THERAPY PROGRAMS
KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR OUR AWESOME GROUP THERAPY PROGRAMS AT GOLDILOTS
Our group programs have a point of difference, they are interactive, fun and super creative. We provide an opportunity for children, teens and families to work on their goals in a happy and safe social setting.
Please speak to our team if you would like to learn more about our next program.
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.
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THE WONDER DOG
Raffy is a 2.5 year old Toy Poodle. He is very intelligent, affectionate and playful. He loves playing ball, meeting new people, cuddles and treats. In Raffy’s spare time you’ll find him at the oval playing ball or exploring the walking tracks around Bendigo and surrounds.
Raffy and Carly (OT) are a therapy-dog and handler team who are specially trained to provide Animal Assisted Therapy services. Animal-Assisted Therapy incorporates the use of animals within a therapy session to facilitate the achievement of client/therapy goals. A therapy dog works with their handler to provide support and comfort to a variety of people. Some of the benefits of having Raffy in your OT session will include increasing participant motivation, establishing and strengthening client/practitioner bond, facilitating a secure-attachment style, assistance with learning new skills and improving daily functioning through modelling and learning to regulate, identify and manage various emotions and calming tools.
LEARNING THROUGH PLAY
We are at:
135 Mitchell Street, Bendigo, 3550 and
97 Wills Street, Bendigo, 3550
We are now welcoming phone calls for assessments and regular therapy. We look forward to meeting you. Please fill in the form so we can assist you as soon as possible.