Therapy services team
Our diverse team of experienced allied health clinicians, help clients achieve goals and reach their potential. We offer a range of therapeutic services either individually or as a holistic co-ordinated program. With evidence-based assessments and ongoing therapeutic support, services are delivered at our local consulting rooms or in clients’ homes.
Occupational Therapy supports individuals by building skills and confidence in taking part in a range of everyday activities, including:
- Building skills for independence at home, day service, work or leisure activities
- Enabling meaningful participation in the community and group activities
- Accessing specialist equipment and giving guidance and support with home modifications
- Adapting to life transitions such as decreased mobility or ageing.
Positive Behaviour Support (PBS)
PBS is focussed on increasing quality of life by determining the reasons behind challenging behaviours. Our PBS Practitioners can assist you with:
- Functional Behaviour Assessment
- Development and Implementation of Behaviour Support and Response plans
- Direct intervention and skill development
- Provision of training for support people
- Monitoring and review of plans and interventions
Psychologists work alongside families, educators and direct workers to support client’s learning, development and participation:
- Behaviour support and assessment
- Emotional and relationship support
- Social skills
- Specialised individualised therapy
- Relationships (human relations counselling and education)
Music Therapy uses music in different ways to promote and support health and well-being outcomes within a therapeutic relationship. Clients of all abilities and skills work towards a number of goals individually or in groups which may include:
- Improving communication skills
- Increasing opportunities for social engagement
- Encouraging emotional expression
- Building meaningful relationships through music.
Speech Pathology assists individuals to communicate to the best of their ability and to safely swallow food and drink. Clients may specifically work on:
- Learning and developing new communication skills, both verbal and non-verbal
- Communication training for families and support people
- Using alternative communication techniques
- Accessing specialist equipment and services
- Advice and assistance around mealtime support.
Our Therapy Assistants work directly with clients under the supervision of an allied health professional to help achieve therapeutic goals. Their input may include:
- Transferring and consolidating skills to increase independence across all settings
- Increasing community participation and social engagement
- Practicing and developing communication skills including alternative communication techniques
- Establishing routines and strategies tailored to improve overall development
- Using aids and equipment to increase independence.
For information about Therapy Services under the NDIS please call; 1300 002 226