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Independence for your daily life begins with occupational therapy.

Brain Seed specialises in mobile occupational therapy for autism and mental health clients, delivering innovative therapy in Sydney's Inner-West and surrounding suburbs.

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What is occupational
therapy?

Occupational Therapy (OT) assists people of all ages and abilities to be more active in their daily life - whether it's through work, play, or personal care. OT's employ a combination of strategies, adaptive tools, and environmental changes to help people live better, more meaningful lives.

WHAT WE OFFER

Therapy for all ages and stages

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Early childhood and paediatrics (0-12 years)

Grow little dreams to big achievements

We help children flourish by building today's skills to prepare for tomorrow's milestones. Our paediatric therapy supports every aspect of development to guide your little ones as they explore, learn, and grow.

OUR SERVICES

How we can help

At Brain Seed, we specialise in supporting individuals with autism and mental health needs of all ages, but our doors are open to various clients with any disability.

We offer four core services, each designed to cater to the unique needs of our diverse clients.

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General
Occupational Therapy

Delivered on a consistent basis - either weekly, fortnightly, or monthly.

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NDIS Functional Capacity Assessments

Comprehensive assessments to help you access the NDIS services you need.

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Assistive Technology Assessments

Finding the right tools to make daily life smoother and more manageable for you.

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Telehealth and Online Therapy

Convenient access to our services from anywhere in Australia.

OUR SERVICES

What skills can I learn?

Our services are aimed at developing key skills to support our client' needs and aspirations.

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Personal Care
Skills

Develop essential skills like toileting, showering, and dressing to promote independence. 

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Self-Management Skills

Master daily living tasks like cooking, cleaning, money management, and getting around.

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Gross and Fine Motor Skills

Gain proficiency in motor skills to support daily activities.

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Sensory Regulation
Skills

Understand sensory processing to better process and react to sensory inputs for improved comfort.

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Social
Skills

Enhance social skills and communication to make friends and relationships more easily.

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Emotional Regulation Skills

Learn emotional regulation skills to respond to strong feelings in a balanced way.

LEARN ABOUT US

  • What is Brain Seed's approach?
    Our therapy approach is goal-focused and evidence-based. We collaborate with clients and their families to identify key areas for development, setting clear goals to work towards increased independence in those areas. Our methods may involve working on underlying skills, such as improving hand-eye coordination to engage in ball games, or focusing directly on the task itself, like teaching step-by-step processes for getting dressed or cooking.
  • What makes Brain Seed different?
    We address common challenges in occupational therapy with our unique approach. While some practices that may rely heavily on standardised programs, we emphasise personalised, context-specific strategies. We avoid pitfalls like insufficient client involvement in goal setting or neglecting the latest research in our field. Instead, we prioritise collaborative goal-setting with clients and their families, focusing on practical outcomes that matter to them.
  • What areas does Brain Seed service?
    We provide mobile occupational therapy services across Sydney's Inner West, South-West, CBD, and Lower North Shore suburbs. We operate in a 30 minute radius from our home in Petersham. Additionally, our Telehealth services are available Australia-wide. Please contact us directly to find out if we service your specific location.
  • How much does therapy cost?
    Therapy services are priced at $193.99 per hour for all clients, regardless of their funding source. For NDIS clients, there is an additional one-way travel charge, calculated based on the NDIS rate. This means the travel cost is proportional to the distance traveled to provide the service. Additional charges apply for report writing, communication with stakeholders such as support coordinators and other therapists, and for the time spent creating customised resources for therapy.
  • How do I know if my child needs OT?
    Determining if your child needs occupational therapy involves observing their daily activities and development. Look for signs such as difficulties with coordination, challenges in playing or socialising with peers, trouble with daily tasks like dressing or eating, or delays in reaching developmental milestones. Behavioural issues or unusual responses to sensory experiences can also be indicators. If you notice any of these signs, or if you have concerns about your child’s development, it’s a good idea to consult with an occupational therapist for an evaluation. We always encourage concerned parents to call our practice to speak with a Senior Occupational Therapist, free of charge and obligation.
  • Where does therapy take place?
    Therapy is designed to fit your lifestyle. We offer in-home sessions, as well as sessions at childcare centers, schools, or any other convenient community locations. For those who prefer or need remote services, we also provide Telehealth sessions via Zoom.

Frequently asked questions, answered

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