NeuroConnections is a community based occupational therapy group in Geelong.
NeuroConnections is a community based, occupational therapy group designed for young people living with a brain injury.
The group is tailored for people who would like to socialise, connect and develop their ability in social settings. The group is intended for people who feel like they don’t fit in other groups, want to make friends and want to have fun while doing it.
The group will occur weekly in 12 week blocks. The group will involve having the first week as a planning session followed by the second week being the activity sessions. As a member, you will be supported to plan the activity sessions – meaning you decide what you want do… Think barefoot bowls, laser tag, beach picnics – Then complete the activity the following week!
You will have the opportunity to meet people with similar stories, create friendships and just do fun, leisure based, social activities.
How we can help:
Skills you will walk away with include:
- Develop social skills
- Develop communication skills
- Develop money handling skills
- Develop organisational, planning skills
- Create a routine that’s enjoyable (not just medical appointments!)
- Develop community access and transport skills
- Develop independence to complete leisure based activities
Most importantly you will have a safe space to develop connections with those who have a similar story to you!
Have a question for the GSOT team?
Occupations are everyday tasks that include things people need to, want to and are expected to do. (WFOT – World Federation of Occupational Therapists). Examples of occupations may be taking care of yourself and / or others, working, community activities and hobbies. Within occupational therapy we work with you to set client centred goals based on your strengths and limitations and work with you to achieve these functional goals.
The amount of funding you need for occupational therapy depends on your goals and your individual situation. We will conduct an initial assessment and following the initial assessment we will complete a report with a therapy plan giving you an indication of funding required to achieve each goal. We will discuss the importance of each goal with you so we can prioritise your funding. We normally suggest that you have 5 hours of funding available for the initial assessment, travel and report writing.
This will depend on your private health insurance. Please discuss with your private health insurance provider. In addition to private health insurance you can visit your GP and obtain a Enhanced Primary Care “EPC” plan for 5 discounted OT sessions.
Our therapists will meet with you at your chosen location. This may be in your home, place of work, in the community or at our clinic location.
We will complete an initial assessment which involves discussing and assessing your current function, limitations and strengths of function and then work together to form an intervention plan to achieve these goals. We will complete a report so you have a list of these goals and associated action plans.
It’s often helpful to have others present for your initial assessment to help provide information, this may be family members, support workers, other health professionals or support coordinators.