Join our waitlist

We would love to invite families to our Information session run by Lize Roos. Lize is an Occupational Therapist by background and the Director of our clinic and she loves meeting all the new families that are interested in joining the Building Blocks Therapy Family.  As a team we understand the frustrations that families have… Continue Reading»

What is Occupational Therapy?

Paediatric Occupational Therapy (OT) focuses on helping children of all ages with physical, sensory, or cognitive challenges to become as independent as possible in all areas of their lives. Occupational therapists have extensive training in childhood development, and through a variety of play-based activities, an occupational therapist can assess and provide strengths-based therapy for the… Continue Reading»

6 Winter Indoor Gross Motor Activities

As we all know, Melbourne winter can lead to many rainy and cold days, leaving us to stay bundled up inside. So, we have come up with some ideas to help you keep your kids entertained and moving during those cold winter days! These activities are targeted at your child’s gross motor skills, helping them… Continue Reading»

Getting Ready for Back to School…

Getting ready for the new school year can be an exciting and daunting time for your child. While the classroom is full of positive opportunities, it can also present some challenges. So, we’ve put a list together of a few products that can support your child’s learning and growth in their school environment. All products… Continue Reading»

What we love about being OT’s

We might be a bit biased in saying this, but being an OT is possibly one of the best jobs ever. Each of the therapists at BBT feels so lucky to work in such a fun, rewarding, and unique career.  As you can imagine, there are so many aspects that make this job so special. Here are… Continue Reading»

What is a Strengths Based Approach to Occupational Therapy?

“Strengths-based”…. What does it mean?   “Strengths-based” or “strengths-based practice” is a term that you may have heard your therapist, or someone in the allied health field use. The Department of Education (2012) defines the strength-based approach as “an approach to people that views situations realistically and looks for opportunities to complement and support existing strengths and capacities as opposed to… Continue Reading»

What can I expect out of a Telehealth Occupational Therapy session?

As lockdowns continue, the BBT therapists are working hard to ensure that families can access support via Telehealth. Although this is a slightly different experience than face-to-face sessions, Telehealth is a wonderful option to allow consistent, regular OT input and maintain a strong relationship between the child and their OT. Here is everything you will… Continue Reading»

10 Tips for Promoting Positive Sleep for Your Child & Family

Establish Consistent Bedtime Routines Have consistent bedtime routines for your child. This includes setting a regular time to go to bed and wake up each morning for your child and keeping this time consistent on weekdays and weekends as this helps to set the sleep-wake cycle. Ensure your child is having developmentally appropriate amount of… Continue Reading»