WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR THERAPY SERVICES?

 GBSS - for kids of all ages

GBSS - for kids of all ages

  • All people aged 0-65 years with an NDIS plan are eligible for all therapies using their Improved Daily Living budget. We offer Early Intervention group programs for children with an NDIS ECEI plan who may have developmental delays such as slow to crawl/walk, eating issues, slow to talk, toilet train etc.

  • We provide therapy to Granite Belt schools for students with a verified disability.

  • We provide a Fee for Service-assessment, reports and strategies for students who aren’t diagnosed with a disability. Granite Belt Education Centres complete a Service Request Form with permission from the parents.

    REASONS FOR REFERRING TO OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY AND/OR PHYSIOTHERAPY:

 Occupational Therapy class programs

Occupational Therapy class programs

  • Diagnosed with a disability which affects functioning at school and home

  • Developmental Delays in reaching milestones

  • Difficulties with mobility and postural control

  • Slow to develop hand preference

  • Poor pencil grip

  • Immature or unusual drawings

  • Cutting difficulties

  • Difficulties with art/craft activities

  • Difficulties manipulating small objects

  • Difficulties with or avoids age appropriate puzzles

  • Difficulty identifying and matching colours, shapes (preschool)

  • Trouble setting out work

  • Difficulty accurately copying from the board

  • Slow to develop letter/number awareness

  • Letter/number reversals beyond 7 ½ years of age, mirror writing or difficulties with the order of letters eg was for saw 21 for 12

  • Trouble remembering sight words

  • Fear of heights or playground equipment

  • Takes excessive risks

  • Wriggly always on the go, can’t sit in seat

  • Clumsy, trips over frequently

  • Difficulty participating in physical activities eg ball games, hopping, jumping, skipping, and balancing.

  • Slow or difficulty carrying out self care tasks such as fastening buttons, clothes on back to front, unable to tie shoelaces (in grade 2).

  • Excessive touching of others or fear of being touched

  • Difficulties regulating behaviour expected for age.

REASONS FOR REFERRING TO SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY:

 Speech therapy for school aged children

Speech therapy for school aged children

  • Diagnosed with a disability which affects functioning at school and home

  • Developmental Delays in reaching milestones

  • Difficulties understanding, production and use of spoken language

  • Difficulties with Speech i.e. the sounds and patterns of sounds that we make to form spoken words.

  • Dysfluent speaking i.e. stuttering.

  • Damage or misuse of the vocal cords and the voice tract can lead to voice problems.

  • Communication problems that affect a child's interpersonal relationships and behaviour.

  • Some children with disabilities may need assistance to develop eating, drinking and swallowing skills.

  • Some children require augmentative and alternative communication systems, e.g. signs, symbols and/or the use of communication displays and devices.