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Multi disciplinary Paediatric Clinic in Parramatta

Kids Occupational Therapy, Speech Pathology and Psychology

Kool KATTS exists to support children and their families to live their best lives.

Kool KATTS has provided Allied Health services in Sydney’s central region since 2017. We help children from 0 – 16 years to achieve their developmental goals, become more independent, and thrive! Each child is offered support tailored to meet their specific needs and goals.

Our specialist and passionate team of Occupational Therapists, Speech Pathologists and Psychologists work with a broad range of ages, covering the challenges that come with ADHD, ASD, down syndrome and other chromosomal disorders, developmental delays, motor coordination issues, or handwriting. Each child is offered support tailored to their specific needs and goals. With our large team of clinicians we have the capacity to match each child and family to the most suited clinician in our team.

Qualified Kids & Teens OT’s, Spechies and Psychologists.

What makes Kool KATTS so Pawsome?

Our Collaborative Approach

Our Collaborative Approach

Kool KATTS works collaboratively with everyone in a child’s life that contributes to their physical, emotional and educational development. We encourage parents to participate in therapy sessions to empower them with the confidence to continue the skills taught in clinic at home and in the community.

Working with us, you can expect:

  • Gold-standard Comprehensive assessments and evidence-informed therapy sessions.
  • Goal focussed work tailored to your child’s exact needs.
  • A determination to find an answer to our families problems.

When Experience Matter​s

Experience matters when it comes to your child, and at KoolKATTS, our leadership team boasts over 50 years of clinical experience with unwavering dedication to our families. When others use a bubble wand and play floor is lava, we use evidence based tools and techniques to help your family, like:

  • DIR Floortime – relationship based, child-led and Neuroaffirmative practices.
  • Clasi Sensory Integration Therapy.
  • Leaders in innovative and exciting group programmes at the forefront of cutting edge evidence.

When Experience Matters

Custom Built State of the Art Clinic

Custom Built State of the Art Clinic

Step into a clinic designed with your child in mind. Our custom-built clinic offers a unique therapy experience tailored to DIR Floortime protocol. This will allow you to get to your goals quicker. Why? Because our clinic rooms are designed to be big enough for motor development and intensive regulation, and small enough to capture your child’s attention while supporting them to do hard things:

  • KoolKATTS has 10 customised rooms designed with therapy in mind.
  • Located next the Fennell Street Light Rail Station.
  • Natural Light in the best views of Parramatta most rooms
  • Cafe located in the foyer for warm cuppa or snack.

Our Session Options

We don’t take a one-size-fits-all approach to therapy. Kool KATTS offer a range of therapy services to compliment your child’s therapy or target specific challenges. We provide::

  • Individualised therapy sessions
  • Peer group sessions in our clinic where your child is paired with another child of a similar age, working toward the same goal.
  • Small group sessions such as Girls Gang, the Secret Agent Society (SAS) and Sense Rugby.
  • Play based learning.
  • Individualised parent consultations.

Our Session Options

Our Education

Our Education

All of the Clinicians at Kool KATTS under go a one year post graduate certificate in DIR Floortime and have weekly mentoring with a highly experienced Floortime trainer (our Management team). Our Director Kim is a certified trainer through Profectum Academy in the DIR®/Floortime Model and teaches basic courses throughout Australia and Overseas. Additionally, our team receive monthly group mentoring with advanced practioners from around the globe.

 

What Our Clients Say

We met ‘Jimmy’ as an eight-year-old struggling to cope with the school environment because he was unable to sit still for long periods and suffered from anxiety. He had poor endurance for activity and was unable to engage in physical tasks longer than a few minutes, which meant he was unable to play in the playground. Jimmy also struggled to maintain friendships. 

We began therapy work with Jimmy in our sensory gym and built up his endurance for activity, muscular strength and control. We coached him into trying activities that he found anxiety-provoking, like jumping from a height into a lycra swing. Through repetitive work, he was able to build his self-esteem and body awareness, which decreased his anxiety. Jimmy’s occupational therapist incorporated scenes and themes from his favourite computer game ‘Roblox’, to keep sessions fun and engaging.

‘Johnny’ is a four-year-old was diagnosed with Level 3 Autism Spectrum Disorder at the age of two and had been attending DIR therapy session with our OT’s for a year. During the COVID-19 health crisis, Johnny was unable to attend clinic sessions but his parents knew how important it was to continue with weekly therapy sessions. We were able to connect Johnny and his mother with an occupational therapist facilitated by telehealth therapy sessions.

Johnny’s mother shared with us how empowering she found the first session. She felt she was in the ‘drivers seat’ of his development and reported her engagement with Johnny grew tenfold. The home therapy sessions, working directly with his mum, proved positive for Johnny too, who began to problem solve himself. He was more content working on these skills at home than he had been in the clinic and made rapid progress in attention and regulation, relationship building, and even glimmers of pretend play. 

I’m actually writing to say WOW though. I’m so impressed with the entire Kool KATTS team so this is an appreciation email. The warm welcomes, the on time appointments, the progress ‘J’ is making, the communication, the holiday session offerings are all so organised and professional. Kool KATTS provides a sense of relief in so many ways. I wanted to express my appreciation in writing so it can be forwarded up the chain as appropriate. I would not hesitate to recommend Kool KATTS to anybody.

Our Blog

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