At Clever Bees, our paediatric occupational therapy services are focused on helping Australian children and their families achieve their goals. We offer mobile services in the Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Port Stephens, Hunter, and Central West regions in NSW and can connect with clients via telehealth services throughout the rest of Australia.
Using a team approach, Clever Bees work closely with your child and family, as well as your support team including teachers, early learning educators, paediatricians, psychologists, speech pathologists, physiotherapists, GPs, social workers, and support coordinators.
Our paediatric occupational therapy services support children with motor skill difficulties, developmental delays and disabilities, behavioural difficulties, autism spectrum disorders, learning difficulties, mental health conditions, neurological conditions, physical and intellectual disabilities.
Clever Bees provide function-based assessments, as well as individual and group intervention sessions to best meet your child and family’s individual needs. We deliver occupational therapy services as well as behaviour support to children and their families.
Clever Bees help children develop their functional skills including their gross and fine motor skills, handwriting, school readiness, self-care and independence skills, sensory processing as well as their social skills and social and emotional learning.
Clever Bees provides evidence-based and personalised behavioural support with the aim to reduce challenging behaviours and increase functional skills.
We work with you to gather information and complete a functional behavioural assessment to guide intervention and the development of a Positive Behavioural Support Plan.
We work with children and young people to set small, functional goals, then develop a Positive Behavioural Support Plan with individualised strategies for achievement.
Goals for behavioural support may include:
We provide functional capacity assessments to children and young people and their families. These assessments are often required by funding bodies, such as the NDIS.
We complete these assessments for the families we currently support, and one-off assessments for families not receiving ongoing support from Clever Bees Paediatric Occupational Therapy.
Clever Bees work closely with your child and family, as well as your support team including teachers, early learning educators, paediatricians, psychologists, speech pathologists, physiotherapists, GPs, social workers and the coordinator of supports.
Our group programs focus both on developing children’s social engagement and specific skill development. They are run at various locations and online throughout the year and during school holidays.
We offer a range of screening and assessment packages for children and young people including developmental checks, pre-school screeners, kindergarten screeners, specialised handwriting assessments (for school and university students) as well as motor and sensory assessments.
Contact our team for further information or book a consultation online.