In July 2016, Diana Wolf was thrilled to become the sole owner of Nepean Speech and Language Service. This would allow her to eventually achieve her dream of one day creating a multi – disciplinary practice, so that her valued clients could access speech therapy, occupational therapy and psychology under the same roof.
In October 2017, our second rebranding occurred. In response to demand from our clients, we decided to reintroduce Occupational Therapy as a service, and changed our name to Nepean Speech and Occupational Therapy (NSPOT).
Over the Christmas holiday break, we had new signage put up, and all of our rooms were repainted to reflect our rebranding.
Our first OT sessions rolled out in late January 2018. We were thrilled that we could finally offer both speech and occupational therapy under the same roof again, and so were our clients!
Referrals for both speech and occupational therapy rapidly increased, and by the start of March, we had grown out of our newly refurbished rooms!
The hunt for our new premises commenced. It took a couple of months, but we finally found our new home, right next door to where NSPOT had originally started back in 1986! It took 2 months to complete our fitout, but it was well worth the wait!
So we eventually found our wonderful new premises in the Bell Lawyer Building on Tindale Street.
What followed was a Herculean effort by Diana’s sons Steven and Eric to have the new office fit – out complete on time.
There were also so many things occurring behind the scenes, such as ordering new stationary, furniture, equipment, informing our clients and people who we work along side about our move. Social stories were prepared for many of our clients to help with the transition.
The weekend of the 16th and 17th June finally arrived, with the office 70% complete! There were some sceptics who said “You won’t be finished to open on Monday”, but luckily they were incorrect.
We made it! It was a massive massive effort, with close to midnight finishes on both the Saturday and Sunday night. We were so grateful to have family and friends come out to help, all vested in have our amazing speech and occupational therapy clinic open on time so that our clients could be seen under the same roof, and our team members members could also work together under the same roof.
12 months on, we are sitting in a wonderful situation, with our all of our speech and occupational therapy rooms being used, and we now also have psychology available 5 days a week.
All of this could not have been possible without the support of our wonderful team, both therapists and administration. Their drive, ambition and love for their job is clearly reflected in the work that they do. We are truly grateful 💜
Please take a look at the photos below of how hard we worked together on that last weekend to have our new office ready to open on the 18th June, 2018.