About us

Equipkids

Our occupational therapy practice was born out of our desire to provide a fun and interactive service that supports children reach their full potential. Each child is unique and we strongly believe that by highlighting their strengths in therapy we are able to motivate and equip them with the skills needed to thrive emotionally, socially, physically and academically.

OUR TEAM

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Sabina Stancescu

Director/Principal Occupational Therapist

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Nikki Roche

Senior Occupational Therapist

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Rachelle Dubowik

senior Occupational Therapist

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Chloe Carlton

Occupational Therapist

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Hannah Sleeman

Occupational Therapist

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Samantha Edwards

Customer Service/ Admin Officer

our services

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Individual Therapy

Assessment and therapy sessions focusing on the child's needs provided in our clinic, at home, childcare or school.

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School Readiness

Assessment and therapy focusing on supporting your child to acquire and consolidate the necessary skills for a smooth transition into the school environment.

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Handwriting Support

Assessment and therapy addressing handwriting and based on the "Handwriting without Tears" framework. Individual or small group (max two children) sessions at clinic or home.

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School Support

Assessment and therapy sessions focusing on supporting your child within the school environment, classroom strategies, parent and teacher workshops.

FAQ

Most frequent questions and answers

Occupational Therapy is a health profession whose main concern is to enable the individual to be able to participate in activities of daily living (ADLs). 

Paediatric OT focuses on a child’s “occupations” – play, education, self-care and social skills.

Occupational therapy treatment encompasses several areas of performance. All treatment plans and therapy goals are created and implemented based on the child’s individual needs.

  • Fine Motor Skills: Addressing movement and dexterity of the small muscles in the hands and fingers.
  • Gross Motor Skills: Addressing movement of the large muscles in the arms, legs and trunk.
  • Visual Motor Skills: Referring to a child’s movement based on the perception of visual information.
  • Oral Motor Skills: Addressing movement of muscles in the mouth, lips, tongue and jaw, including sucking, biting, crunching, chewing and licking.
  • Self-Care Skills: Addressing activities of daily living such as dressing, feeding, toileting activities, etc.
  • Sensory Integration: Addressing the ability to adequately process and respond to sensory information (sensory input (take in), process (sort out) and output (respond).
  • Motor Planning Skills: Addressing the ability to plan, execute and sequence motor tasks.
  • If you feel that your child would benefit from Occupational Therapy you can:
    • Contact us via phone, email or by filling in our contact form . We can discuss your concerns over the phone with no obligations and set up further bookings should this be the desired outcome.
    • To access our services your child does not require a medical diagnosis or a health professional referral.
EQUIPKIDS is registered to provide therapy services through National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), Medicare and Private Health Insurance Extras (if your policy covers Occupational Therapy).
  • Depending on individual circumstances, children may be eligible for a care plan from their GP (eg. Chronic Disease Management Plan) which will entitle you to claim a Medicare rebate for a number of occupational therapy sessions.  The current Medicare Benefit Rebate is $52.95.
  • Children diagnosed with autism or pervasive developmental disorder (PDD) may be eligible to claim a Medicare rebate for up to four (4) assessment services, and up to 20 early intervention treatment services in total per child. This plan requires a referral to occupational therapy from your child’s Paediatrician.  The current Medicare Benefit rebate is $74.80.
  • EQUIPKIDS is a registered National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) provider. We are able to accept self-manged, plan-managed and NDIA managed participants. Please contact us for more information. If you would like more information about the National Disability Scheme please visit the NDIS website at http://www.ndis.gov.au/families-carers.

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