Our Out of the Box Therapy Programs are specially designed by a team of Occupational Therapists at Building Blocks Therapy to create fun opportunities to connect with your child whilst developing their skills.
This program has been designed to create opportunities for children to engage in fun and playful activities that not only support the development of fine motor skills but also foster opportunities for connections.
Fine motor refers to the group of skills involved in the ability to manipulate smaller objects with the hands and fingers, for example, grasping, holding and pinching.
These skills are necessary for many aspects of self-care but they are also critical for the development of emergent writing. See full inclusions below.
The program is designed by our team with flexibility in mind, aiming to create enjoyable opportunities to connect with your child while developing their skills.
- Guided Video Instructions
- Online Program and Teachables Platform Logins and Manual & Resources
- Optional Parent Coaching Sessions
- Goal-Setting and Progress Tracking
The Online Program Benefits include:
- Easy to use and Implement
- Flexibility in Session Completion and duration of access
- Personalisation and Additional Support if required
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The Resource Kit includes a range of tools that will support your child to develop their fine motor skills.
The following resources are included:
- Balance Disc
- Balance Train
- Rubber Rings
- Flex Cone Set
- Number Bean Bag Set
- Ground Markers – Hands and Feet
- Scooter Board
- Agility Ladder
- Egg and Spoon Set
- Moving Nature Cards
- Movement Dice
- Numbered Wall Circles
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1-on-1 Therapist Coaching for Parents
The purpose of this session is to give you an opportunity to meet with a “real person” in “real time” so you can discuss the specific needs of your child.
We will look at:
- Your observations and challenges.
- Ways to further extend the activities for your child at home
- As each child is unique, we can tailor the program specific to their needs
- Explore ways in which the program can be further modified to ensure that both you and your child get the most out of it.
This is optional but it is HIGHLY recommended.
Especially if you are not already working with an Occupational Therapist.
Why are fine motor activities crucial for kids?
Developing fine motor skills play a crucial role in a person’s overall development and daily functioning.
What are the benefits?
- Academic Readiness
- Self-Care and Independence
- Improved Handwriting
- Improved Hand-Eye Coordination
- Creativity and Artistic Expression
- Improved Problem-Solving and Manipulation
- Improved Social Interaction
- Sensorimotor Development
- Increased Confidence and Self-Esteem
Developing fine motor skills involves the coordination of small muscle groups in the hands, fingers, and wrists to perform precise movements.
Are the programs NDIS approved?
Yes. Out of the Box therapy programs are designed to support the development of NDIS goals, while EQUIPPING, EMPOWERING AND EDUCATING families on how to support their child to develop their skills in their natural environment.
NDIS expected outcomes
Engaging in fun fine motor activities with your child on a regular basis can have a range of positive outcomes that support their overall development.
What are the potential outcomes you can expect?
- Improved Fine Motor Skills
- Enhanced Hand-Eye Coordination
- Increased Concentration and Focus
- Boosted Creativity and Imagination
- Enhanced Problem-Solving Skills
- Increased Self-Confidence
- Preparedness for School
- Stronger Parent-Child Bond
- Improved Social Skills
- Cognitive Development
- Stress Reduction and Relaxation
- Foundation for Future Learning
By engaging regularly in fun fine motor activities with your child, you’re not only supporting their physical development but also nurturing their cognitive, emotional, and social growth.
Benefits of engaging in activities as a family
Engaging in our Out of the Box Therapy programs together as a family offers a multitude of benefits that contribute to the well-being and cohesion of the family unit.
Why is it important for families to do these programs together?
- Bonding and Connection
- Communication and Building Trust
- Creating Traditions
- Conflict Resolution
- Teaching Values
- Strengthening Sibling Relationships
- Quality Time
- Support and Encouragement
- Reducing Stress
- Shared Learning
- Positive Memories and Positive Role Modeling
- Building a Sense of Belonging
FAQ: OUT OF THE BOX THERAPY
What happens next after placing an order for these programs?
You will receive an email outlining the order process with a short video explanation. You will then receive a request asking you to complete the Service Agreement for the child you have placed the order for. Please check your junk/spam folders. Another email will follow shortly from this with a Goal Setting Form (you will receive one of these forms for each program purchased). Please select “pre program” when completing these forms. When both forms are submitted, an invoice will then be arranged. An invoice will be sent to your Plan Manager if requested on your Service Agreement. Once payment has been received, your order will be dispatched.
Do I need to fill out a Service Agreement for a program pack?
Yes you do, you will receive an automatic email request to complete a Service Agreement shortly after your order has been updated. This information is required so we know where to send the invoice to and to ensure the details match to the Purchase Order form(s).
When should I expect to receive my order? How long until the box arrives?
The sooner we receive your forms and payment, the quicker your order(s) will be dispatched. If we’re waiting on payment from your Plan Manger, this may take some time before payment is confirmed. We allow 4-6 weeks from the date your order is received until your order has been delivered (allowing for forms to be completed, payment, packing and shipping)
Are the Out Of The Box Therapy programs NDIS approved?
Yes, all of our Out Of The Box Therapy programs are NDIS approved: The official Building Blocks Therapy invoice that is issued will include all information to enable claiming with NDIS.
How can I use my NDIS funding to purchase these programs?
You can use your ‘Capacity Building’ budget for any of our Out of the Box therapy programs should the goals of the program relate directly to the goals set on your NDIS plan. If you are unsure at all please do not hesitate to contact our Director and Occupational Therapist Lize Roos directly at and she will be able help you decide if the Out of the Box Program you are interested in is suitable for your child.
The funding for the program is claimed as follows
- Online Therapy Program: claimed under the Occupational Therapy line items in your CB Daily Activity – Improved Daily Living Budget.
- The Resources: The Resources can also be claimed using your consumable funding. If you don’t have consumable funding you can purchase the Resource Kit privately or purchase the online therapy only component where alternative home items are recommended.
How do I get my tracking number?
You should receive your tracking number from our courier within a few days from collection so that you may monitor your delivery.
What line- item number would the Out Of The Box Therapy program go under?
The line number the Comprehensive Out Of The Box Program would fall under is as follows: 15_005_0118_1_3 – this number is for NDIS Early Intervention / or 15_617_0128_1_3 – this number is for 7 years and over. For the Resource Pack you can use your consumable funding.
Are these programs customizable for any other OT related issues?
Another Healthcare Professional may suggest the pack for other skills, however, please note these activities have been designed by our team of Occupational Therapists at Building Blocks to focus on the development of skills relating to the specific Out of The Box Therapy programs.
I am trying to log into the online portal but when I log in, the videos do not open and I am asked to login to enrol
Please contact us on 9404 0338 so we can give you the link for the access or help solve the problem..
How long do I have access to the program for?
Once you log in your access is for 6 months, if you require more time, please let us know and we can extend this for you.
If I have selected a 1-on-1 Coaching Session / 1 NDIS Hour, when will I be contacted about this?
Our incredible team will contact you when you have completed approximately 50% of the program video’s via phone or email to book a time with the Therapists. If you prefer to have your parent coaching session earlier in the program please do not hesitate to contact us and we can book in your sessions for you at a time that is convenient.
When do I submit my post goals to you and what happens then?
When you have completed the program, you will receive an automatic email request asking you to complete and submit your post goals. You will also find a link to the post program goals on our Teachable platform in the last video that you will be completing. Being outcome- based programs, your pre and post therapy goals will be checked and a report with the findings will be sent to you.