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What is Occupational Therapy?

Occupational Therapists define “occupation” as all the things you want to do or need to do in everyday life….. this may be as simple as being able to go to the toilet or clean your teeth or as complex as going to work or engaging in pleasurable activities. Individuals may have difficulty participating in their everyday “occupations” due to difficulties with physical and mental health, cognition, sensory processing and many other individual challenges. Occupational Therapists work with individuals to overcome barriers associated with their occupations and the environment.



MLOT is a mobile Occupational Therapy Provider, we come to you and love seeing you in your own home where you are most comfortable and where you complete your everyday activities. We can also meet you at other places in the community where you spend time or participate in activities. We aim to link in with your other supports to learn about you and share our knowledge of how your disability impacts your function and how to best meet your needs.

Laura and Megan work closely together and support each other combining their knowledge and expertise to provide each participant with an individual plan and client centred approach to working towards your goals.

MLOT can support participants who have NDIS plans (plan/self-managed) in the areas of “Improved Daily Living” and “Assistance with daily life”. We work with YOU on YOUR goals to ensure you are getting the most out of your NDIS plan and have the support and opportunities to ensure the best outcomes and quality of life for you. This often involves an initial meeting, a functional assessment, a report, a block of therapy and regular liaison with your support team.


Hourly rate is $193 in line with NDIS price guide.

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Functional Assessment/ Assessment for review
(14 hours)

Often requested by the NDIA, a functional assessment aims to give a clear picture of all the occupations and activities a person wants to/needs to engage in everyday, including self-care (washing, dressing, eating, shopping, meal preparation, household tasks etc), productivity and leisure. We work to identify areas of strength, as well as the limitations and barriers to participation.

Often seen as an “invisible” disability, individuals with psychosocial disability may have challenges with everyday activities due to the symptoms of their illness, their cognition or lack of opportunities to learn daily living skills in a supported way.


  • Face-to-face time at your home

  • Completion of NDIS preferred assessment tools

  • Observation of you in your home environment

  • Travel

  • Liaison with other informal and formal supports in your life

  • Report writing

Sensory Assessment

Sensory modulation is using your senses to change how you feel and function. We can work with participants to assess their sensory processing and develop a routine of nurturing sensory inputs, which may help with mood, anxiety, sleep, cravings, attention and many more individual goals.

  • 4 hours if previous assessments have been competed by MLOT

  • 6 hours if have not completed other assessment/ information gathering

  • Includes use of a the Adult/Adolescent Sensory Profile and other sensory based tools depending on need

  • Scoring and report which is easy to read including recommendations

  • Extra hour can be scheduled for feedback with the participant

  • Can also be completed as part of a longer therapy block

SIL/SDA Assessment
(16-20 hours)

A comprehensive functional capacity assessment can be completed with a view to recommending Supported Independent Living (SIL) or Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA)


  • See Functional Capacity Assessment

  • Can include a sensory assessment, environmental assessment, further exploration of cognition, analysis of behaviours and examination of strategies previously explored to meet support and or housing needs

OT Treatment Sessions
  • Over weeks or months Occupational Therapy sessions will support you to focus on one or more of your NDIS goals

  • A clearly outlined intervention focus will be developed

  • Often there will be work practicing using strategies or completing tasks that need to be done between sessions. Your OT will ensure you are supported to achieve this practice by understating your abilities and the supports you require

  • We offer support and guidance and work with you to problem solve what it is you wish to build your capacity in, or instigate change, to reach your goal

  • We provide a summary for NDIS and you on what was achieved in the therapy block to show how you used your funds, outcomes achieved and future recommendations

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