Clever Bees is a registered NDIS provider offering individualised mobile occupational therapy services.
Staff work collaboratively with children and their families and support teams to develop plans to achieve their goals.
Clever Bees clients are generally NDIS participants funded within the Early Childhood Early Intervention Pathway, as well as children who have funding for Therapeutic Supports and Specialist Behaviour Intervention.
The small team at Clever Bees work with children with a variety of diagnoses and disabilities including ASD, learning disabilities, physical disabilities and behavioural difficulties.
"We also work with a large number of children and young people who exhibit mental health difficulties," Clever Bee director Steff Bee said. "We provide evidence-based interventions within children's natural environments to achieve the best outcomes.
"I am passionate about making sure children and young people are included in the goal setting process and any intervention is functional and aims to directly meet the needs identified by the child and their family.
"These goals might include skills such as being able to ride a bike, make an afternoon snack, write their name, participate in meal times, and make friends."
In addition to providing mobile services, Clever Bees also offers Telehealth services to children, as well as their families.
"This provides a further way of working with children within their natural environment, that may be more accessible for a variety of reasons such as distance, as well as ensuring the young person feels safe, and working on goals that are best practiced outside of the usual therapy time (such as during the morning or evening routine)," Steph said.
Clever Bees also works with children and parents in group settings.
"We facilitate groups including the Lego Club, Yoga and Mindfulness, motor skills group, school readiness groups as well as parenting workshops," Steff said.
"We are also about to start running the Westmead Feelings Program assisting children to develop their social and emotional learning."