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.
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.
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.