PENSHURST – Co-Op Program – Cognitive Orientation to daily Occupational Performance

Cognitive Orientation to daily Occupational Performance (CO-OP) is used to help children and adolescents with cerebral palsy to achieve their goals. The young person chooses goals that are important to them. The therapist supports the child to discover their own strategies to achieve the goals. Examples of goals include improving handwriting, tying shoelaces or using a knife and fork. Leisure goals include riding a bike or playing guitar. CO-OP is a client-centred, individualised intervention.

DATES: 8 Day Program - 16th - 25th January 2023 (excluding weekend)

SESSION TIMES: 11.00am to 1.30pm

LOCATION: Cerebral Palsy Alliance - Penshurst 469 Forest Rd Penshurst, NSW


    • Our therapy team needs volunteers to assist with all aspects of the program
    • Tasks include setting up and packing down equipment, help run activities, and assist clients in completing set activities 
    • No experienced required - ideal for OT or Pysio students
    • Please note due to the on-going COVID-19 situation, you may be required to wear a mask which will be provided to you.


    As a Co-Op volunteer, you'll be helping our Therapy team to deliver an engaging research based program that enables participants to:

    • Identify up to three goals they wish to achieve
    • Work with a therapist to develop strategies
    • Communicate the strategies they have developed
    • Persevere with practicing their goals

    If this rewarding role sounds like you please email Nes Kurtonal - or phone 0427 281 257

    Read more about Cerebral Palsy Alliance's Co-Op program here


    Visitors to CPA sites are required to comply with our safe working/volunteering protocols including:

    • Revised sign in procedures for all visitors and staff including temperature checks and screening 
    • Up to date Covid vaccination including booster within 6 months of second dose
    • Practice physical distancing as per guidelines provided
    • Restricted visitor numbers per site (to ensure physical distancing can be safely followed)
    • Single entry and exit point per site
    • Additional personal hygiene and cleaning responsibilities for all visitors and staff to follow
    • All Staff and Volunteers will be asked to wear a mask (which will be supplied) whilst in a client-facing program or role


    Nes Kurtonal


    Call 0427 281 257


    469 Forest Rd
    Penshurst New South Wales