Dynamic Occupational Therapy Solutions – DOTS has been established since June 2003. Dynamic OT Solutions services children, parents and teachers in the Shoalhaven area. The clinic is based in Nowra, mobile services are also offered. Experienced occupational therapist Diane Lamont specializes in the assessment and treatment of children with developmental and learning difficulties.
Occupational therapists use a variety of therapeutic (school, self care and play) activities, carefully selected to improve the child’s sensory, physical, academic, social and emotional abilities.
Partnerships have been developed with local teachers, health professionals and tutors. Integrated programs are offered to those children who necessitate it.
Dynamic occupational therapy solutions aims to provide a comprehensive client centered service to our customers.
What's On 2010
DOTS Sensorimotor Group
Wednesday 7 th – Friday 9 th April 2010
And Wed 7 th – 9 th July 2010
3 day course, 2hours per day, at the clinic.
10.00 – 12.00 please bring a drink and morning tea.
This was successfully held in January 2010, with the focus on gross motor skills, sensory activities and fine motor activities.
Cost: $80 per session
Intensive Handwriting Group—
Monday 12th — Wednesday 14 th April 2010
And Mon 12 th - Wed 14 th July 2010
At Bounce ‘n' Slide
3 day course, 2 hours per day.
Price: $80 per session.
This group continues to be very popular.
Children will be split into infants and primary aged groups.
Cancellation fees applies to these groups.
$25 per session.
All children need to be assessed prior to attending these groups
DOTS is continually looking at improving their service and meeting the needs of their clients. DOTS endeavours to be flexible and to provide a range of therapy options. A number of new programs have been implemented recently:
School Readiness Program for preschoolers – This is a new program specifically for preschool children getting ready to attend primary school in 2011. The group will be run with a teacher. This group will aim to develop the skills needed for school, particularly cutting, prewriting, sitting and listening, gross motor skills and general play skills. The group will be run in the October school holidays.
If you are interested in this group please contact us.
Brain gym exercises —Tanya Heald has been providing individual instruction in ‘Brain Gym' to a number of students and classes at both Cambewarra and Illaroo Road schools.
Learn to Juggle – Is a new program that works your brain by using both hands together, practicing eye hand coordination & balance activities. This will enhance already existing programs.
SticKids — is a computer program that introduces the ‘Critter Meter' in the management of sensorimotor issues.
Equipment — New and interesting equipment is regularly purchased to ensure the children have a variety of activities to keep them interested in therapy. More gross motor and balance equipment has been purchased this term, along with sequencing and logic games.
Sound Therapy — A CD program has been purchased, and can be loaned for trial. This assists with auditory processing.
- Prices are set to increase from March 1, 2010.
- Work Experience Students – DOTS has been involved with 2 work experience students and both boys were a great asset to the program.
- Teacher education – Illaroo Road and Cambewarra Public schools have both booked in education sessions on sensory integration dysfunction and helping children with learning difficulties.
In 2009 DOTS provided occupational therapy programs to 40 clients. 11 of these clients stopped part way through the program, for various reasons. 10% of clients were discharged when they reached all their goals. Out of the remaining clients – 65% of those achieved all their goals, and the other 35% achieved at least half of their goals. 5% of all of these clients achieved well beyond the goals set. The most successful clients are those that attended regularly (usually weekly) and those with parental involvement and who complete home activities.
DOTS Group News
Once again the groups have proved to be a popular and effective way to implement therapy.
The DOTS HANDWRITING GROUP has run at Bounce’n’Slide each school holidays. We would like to thank the staff of Bounce’n’slide for their ongoing support of these valuable groups. This group is a long treatment session, we do fine motor and handwriting, planning and sensory treatment.
It is also useful for working on attention and behaviour issues. The Tuesday SENSORIMOTOR GROUP is a small group, where children get the chance to participate in sensorimotor activities, as well as some fine motor skills.
THANK YOU TO ALL THE FAMILIES WHO ATTENDED THESE GROUPS!!