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Connect with occupational therapists for babies and toddlers, online, Australia-wide

Umbo provides age-appropriate occupational therapy for babies and toddlers online, via videolink. It’s an inclusive approach to therapy, where the child and family can be in the comfort and familiarity of their own home.


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What is Umbo?

18 months. That’s how long some families in Australia — particularly those in regional or rural areas — must wait to receive quality speech and occupational therapy. 

At Umbo, we aim to start you on our clinical intake process within 1 week of receiving your request for therapy.

Our trained therapists deliver highly effective speech and occupational therapy to anywhere in Australia online, via videolink.

Umbo is a social enterprise and a registered NDIS provider. We also cater to private clients.

 

How does Umbo work?

1. CONTACT

Does your family need occupational therapy? Contact us for a free consultation and we’ll point you in the right direction.

2. COLLABORATE

We’ll discuss your family’s therapy needs, and how we can best help you get connected to occupational therapy online.

3. CONNECT

Get connected to an occupational therapist online. We aim to do it in under 1 week.

4. CUSTOMISE

We work around your family’s needs and schedules to deliver the best outcomes. This could involve our therapists delivering short sessions with parents, or being available outside of consultations via phone or text. 


Who can use Umbo?

Babies, toddlers, children and their families
Umbo helps babies, toddlers, children and their families across Australia access vital therapy services online. We’ll quickly connect you with some of Australia’s best occupational therapists who have experience with your child's age group.
Book a free consultation

NDIS providers and support coordinators
Umbo can help find a reliable occupational therapist for your client. Make a referral and we’ll connect you to the right clinician.
Refer a client

Schools and preschools
Teachers are often the first people in a child’s life to notice they are struggling with speech, movement or life skills. Schools and preschools can use Umbo to refer a child and help them find the online therapy services they need.
Refer a child at your school

I heart NDIS

We are a registered NDIS provider and we also cater for private clients



Meet some of our therapists

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Elly
Occupational Therapist

Elly graduated in 2017 with a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy from Deakin University, Geelong. She grew up and worked in rural Victoria and witnessed the challenges that exist in the delivery of rural healthcare. Therefore, she is passionate about making a difference in this population.

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Wendy
Occupational Therapist

Wendy has extensive experience in adult rehabilitation, complex client management, and service coordination; including home modifications, assistive technology provision, functional retraining, pressure care management, falls prevention and driving assessments.

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Emily
Occupational Therapist

Emily is an occupational therapist who has worked and trained in various paediatric and adult settings within hospitals, schools, preschools, aged care and home environments including rural community health, acute adolescent mental health and outpatient care.

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Megan
Occupational Therapist

Megan is an occupational therapist with over 20 years of clinical experience in clinical mental health and community OT services. She has worked across hospital based and community public mental health services in Australia, the UK and Ireland, holding both clinical and leadership roles within health services.

The Umbo Difference

Umbo champions person-centred therapy. It means the person receiving therapy leads the conversation. We believe that the most effective therapy occurs when support is given in the environment where the person lives, learns, works or plays. Therefore we work with the family, and teach skills to you or to other supporters. This means you’re achieving real-life goals, rather than just achieving goals in a clinic. 

At Umbo online therapy is not just zoom plus business-as-usual. It’s much more diverse than simply videoconferencing. Umbo therapists provide an individualised approach to each person, using the latest evidence, and a variety of technologies and engagement techniques.

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What can occupational therapy help with?

Occupational therapy can help babies and toddlers with age-appropriate activities that they do in their everyday life. Depending on their age, this can include helping  children who have difficulty with:

  • Understanding how to deal with different sights/sounds/textures
  • Managing emotions in appropriate ways
  • Getting dressed, washing and going to the toilet
  • Concentrating on a task
  • Moving their body how they want to
  • Using hands, including writing, drawing and cutting
  • Mobilising and travelling safely

Unsure what you need?

No problem, just send us an inquiry explaining the difficulties that you/your child/your family member is having and we can let you know whether a speech pathologist, occupational therapist or other kind of professional would be most appropriate. It’s better to ask and get a clear answer!



“Being introduced to Umbo was a lifesaver”

Sarah, Mum, Central West NSW



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