As per our organisation’s policy, we at BUSHkids in Bundaberg are able to provide services to children aged 0-13. As every child’s needs are different, each therapist here enjoys providing individual, goal-directed therapy sessions. These target some of the following common goal areas:
Speech Pathology: language (understanding what people say, and using good sentences and words to express concepts and ideas), literacy difficulties, speech-sound difficulties
Occupational Therapy: fine motor skills (skills with the hands), gross motor skills (involving the larger muscles of the body – active, physical movement) visual-perception skills (making sense of what we see), sensory issues (affecting concentration and attention), self-care skills (toileting, feeding, dressing etc).
Psychology: anxiety, anger management, social skills, behaviour management
In addition to individual therapy sessions, a child coming to the Bundaberg Centre may also be offered to participate in groups targeting some of these skills in a fun and social environment. Furthermore, we recognise that parents are the most important people in their child’s life, and also need to be provided with essential information and skills to help their child grow. The groups we offer are:
Fine motor groups for children of various ages
Gross motor groups for children of various ages
How does your engine run? Alert program for children with sensory processing and self-regulation difficulties
Prep-readiness groups (joint OT/SLP groups)
Autism Spectrum Disorder parent education group
Emotional-Regulation parent education group
Toileting parent education sessions and workshops
Our Family Health Support Worker also delivers specialised programs targeting socio-emotional wellbeing of children, which are run at our centre, or at local schools and kindergartens. These include:
Friends For Life
Where to find us?
Here in the heart of Bundaberg, the BUSHkids Centre calls 57 Maryborough St home. The centre first opened its doors in 2006, and was officially “opened” by her Excellency Governor General, Quentin Bryce, in 2007. If you wish to contact our friendly staff, details are as follows: