Woolly­butt Spe­cial­ist Ser­vices was start­ed to help close the gap in the pro­vi­sion of ser­vices to peo­ple with a dis­abil­i­ty in the North­ern Ter­ri­to­ry for spe­cial­ist ser­vices. With a long-stand­ing his­to­ry in pro­vi­sion of sup­port to peo­ple with a dis­abil­i­ty Cher­ry Reynolds, Occu­pa­tion­al Ther­a­pist, want­ed to ensure that with the changes to the dis­abil­i­ty sec­tor that peo­ple would still have access to ser­vices that help to max­imise qual­i­ty of life and min­imise behav­iours of concern.

Why the name Woolly­butt Spe­cial­ist Services?

The Dar­win Woolly­butt, is a com­mon tree around the Dar­win area. It gets its name after the stringy flaky almost wool­ly bark at the base of the tree. This bark pro­tects the tree from the fires that burn through the dry sea­son allow­ing it to regrow. We chose the name Woolly­butt because we want to help oth­ers devel­op skills and strate­gies they need to pro­tect them from the fires in life, like the bark of the tree.

What do we do?

Woolly­butt Spe­cial­ist Ser­vices focus­es on max­imis­ing the qual­i­ty of life of peo­ple with Dis­abil­i­ties across the NT through Occu­pa­tion­al Ther­a­py and Behav­iour Sup­port. Woolly­butt Spe­cial­ist Ser­vices is an NDIS reg­is­tered provider.

Behav­iour Support

Woolly­butt Spe­cial­ist Ser­vices pro­vides behav­iour sup­port through a Pos­i­tive Behav­iour Sup­port frame­work. Sup­ports are pro­vid­ed for indi­vid­u­als who have a cog­ni­tive impair­ment to help them and their sig­nif­i­cant oth­ers devel­op and imple­ment pos­i­tive behav­iour sup­port strate­gies with the goal of reduc­ing behav­iours of concern.

This ser­vice includes func­tion­al behav­iour assess­ment and the devel­op­ment of plans, strate­gies and men­tor­ing to reduce behav­iours of concern.

Occu­pa­tion­al Therapy

Woolly­butt Spe­cial­ist Ser­vices offers occu­pa­tion­al ther­a­py assess­ment and goal-based inter­ven­tion. In par­tic­u­lar we are able to under­take func­tion­al assess­ments, assess­ment of activ­i­ties of dai­ly liv­ing, sen­so­ry assess­ments, skills devel­op­ment plans, risk assess­ment, and skills devel­op­ment plans.