2017 – 2018 Clinical Practice Guidelines for OTs in WA
In 2017 DOT(WA) established working parties and funded Project Officers to create clinical guidelines for the identification, assessment and intervention for Motor Dysgraphia and Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD). These guidelines have been published and can be viewed by members in Resources.
2016 – 2018 Early Skills for Living and Learning Handouts
In 2016 DOT(WA) was successful in receiving a second grant from the Non-Government Centre Support (NGCS). The grant has been provided to develop “Early Skills for Living and Learning” handouts. The aim of the project was to create a resource to be used with parents, teachers and other important caregivers to help promote functional skill development of young children with a disability or are at risk of a disability, based on early childhood intervention research principles.
Natasha Cox was appointed as the Project Officer. Natasha sought feedback from DOT(WA) members via an online survey and consulted with an expert panel of Occupational Therapists: Fiona Kemp, Tarryn Laver, Susan Peirce and Rachael Fallows. Andrea Brown, Occupational Therapist provided the illustrations for the handouts. View the Early Skills for Living and Learning Handouts
2009 – 2010 Play and Early Learning Handouts
DOT(WA) was successful in a grant application to the Non-Government Centre Support (NGCS). The grant was used to develop the Play and Early Learning Handouts to provide a simple, photo-based resource for parents. The handouts demonstrate ideas to promote the development of play and early learning skills for children. Susan Peirce, Occupational Therapist was appointed as the Project Officer to develop the handouts and is the principal author, having consulted with an expert panel of Occupational Therapists: Leigh Dix, Jenny Dobe and Jodie Mazzucchelli; members of DOT(WA) Executive Committee: Rachael Fallows and Suzanne Wilkinson as well as more widely with the membership of DOT(WA)
Our thanks are extended to the children and their parents who agreed to have their photos included in the handouts and to the professionals and friends who contributed to the handouts by providing valuable feedback. View the Play and Early Learning Handouts