Overview of therapy programs
We have experienced staff including Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Speech Pathologists and Allied Health Assistants, who really help children with disabilities and their families by:
- Listening to and strengthening families by offering information and support to find out about their child's disability and needs
- Support at the time of diagnosis
- Support for children with disability's inclusion in their everyday environments
- Formal and informal family support, including emotional support – there is always someone to talk to.
- Therapy assessments and programmes at our base, as well as the child’s natural environment. This encourages the development of real-life skills to be meaningfully included in life
- Flexible services to suit schools, early education centres, parents/carers and children to improve educational access and outcomes via individualised educational and developmental programmes
- Information and support for:
- School readiness and smooth transitions into school settings
- connecting with other parents, service providers and the local community including our respite care service.
- Support, information and professional development for carers/teachers especially those experiencing important transitions and/or lack of experience
- Provision of alternative and meaningful programs catering for individual needs e.g. specialist equipment and technology options.
- Networking with families and other organisations to strengthen community ties and provide a value for money service
WHAT PROGRAMS DO WE OFFER?
We offer a range of programs for eligible children. These include:
- Early Intervention programs (OT, Physio and SLP) for children with disabilities or suspected disabilities who are under 7 years of age under our Helping Children with Autism or Better Start Programmes – (0 to 7 years)
- Individual, small and large group OT/SLP/Physio programs for school aged children with disabilities/special needs.
- Prescription of modifications and specialized equipment to assist children to function within their environments.