NDIS Information

What is the NDIS?

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is how people with a disability, and their carers, now receive support services. The NDIS helps participants enhance their health outcomes and achieve their goals throughout all stages of life, and will be used by approximately 460,000 Australians under 65 years old with a significant disability.

NDIS support categories we can assist with:

  • Assistance with activities of daily living (self-care) and other day to day tasks
  • Assistive technology
  • Home modifications
  • Improve community interaction and social participation
  • Assistance with improving relationships
  • Coordination of supports and linking with other services
  • Improve health and wellbeing
  • Improve ability to learn
  • Improve daily living
  • Improve life choices
  • Transport to improve access to social, community and economic activities

Our Services

Occupational Therapy Information

Our Occupational Therapists (OT) work with young people and their families to provide highly individualised therapies. OTs help young people engage in their everyday tasks or occupations, such as attending school or work, completing self-care tasks, independence with accessing the community and participating in leisure activities. OTs help young people achieve their own meaningful goals.

This process often involves the following:

  • Identifying meaningful goals with the young person and their family
  • Completing standardised assessments and interventions
  • Working within the young person’s home, school and community environment
  • Providing education to the young person’s family or carers to consolidate participation and improve performance in day to day tasks

Our Occupational Therapists can provide therapy for the following areas:

  • Enhance independence with activities of daily living (e.g. eating, toileting and dressing)
  • Instrumental activities of daily living (e.g. shopping, budgeting, transportation, cooking and home safety)
  • Providing sensory integration therapies to assist with completing daily tasks, self-regulation and emotional de-escalation
  • Modifying or adapting the environment to improve day to day tasks
  • Enhancing fine motor skills, strength and coordination (e.g. handwriting, typing)
  • Improving information processing and organisation skills
  • Developing social skills and interpersonal interactions

“I want to catch public transport by myself and get my licence.” Jacob, 17 years old
“I want to increase my independence at home.”Joshua, 15 years old   
“I’d like to concentrate better in class.” Emily, 9 years old
“improve my performance at school.” Alyssa, 11 years old

Psychology

Our Psychologists work with young people and their families with a range of psychological and behavioural issues, and construct therapeutic strategies to assist them to deal with these difficulties. They complete evidence based assessments and interventions. Psychologists often work with people with intellectual disabilities and mental health issues. Psychologists can assist with mood and behavioural issues, learning difficulties, social skills deficits, and trauma and grief situations.

Our psychologists can provide therapy for the following areas:

  • Helping with emotional and behavioural difficulties, such as depression or anxiety, or other challenging behavioural issues in the home, school or work environment
  • Improving coping skills
  • Assisting with transition to school
  • Enhancing social skills
  • Exposure therapy
  • Improving relationships with family members
  • Assisting with grief and loss issues or other acute crises

“I want to have more friends and argue less with my family.” Sam, 14 years old
“To increase my confidence when I’m with my friends.” Megan, 16 years old
“I want to feel more comfortable when I’m in busy places.” Taylor, 9 years old
“To build my confidence at school.” Alyssa, 11 years old

Speech Therapy

Speech Therapists can help in the diagnosis and treatment of communication disorders for young people. This can include difficulties with listening, speaking, language comprehension, reading and writing, stuttering, deficits in using one’s voice, non-verbal communication, swallowing issues and social skills. Our qualified Speech Therapists work with young people who have communication difficulties due to developmental delays, learning disabilities, intellectual impairments, autism, cerebral palsy, brain injuries or stroke, hearing deficits, eating and drinking difficulties, or other conditions or injury that can affect a child’s language and speech. Speech therapy sessions will be tailored for your child’s individual needs.

Our Speech Therapists can assist with transition to school or employment, and can help and support other significant people in the young person’s life to better communicate with them, such as family members and teachers.

Our Speech Therapists can provide interventions for the following areas:

  • Developing spoken language
  • Enhancing understanding of language
  • Improving practical language skills to develop social interaction and conversation
  • Improving deficits with motor speech disorders and dyspraxia
  • Improving literacy
  • Behavioural management and emotional regulation strategies

“Help me make friends.” Hannah, 8 years old
“I want to improve my reading and writing.” Joshua, 15 years old
“Improve my listening at school.” Anna, 7 years old
“Improve how I talk to friends.” Matthew, 12 years old

Disability Support Worker

Our Disability Support Workers provide personal, emotional and physical support and care to people with a physical or intellectual disability. Through customized programs developed in collaboration with allied health professionals, they can assist young people to achieve their developmental milestones by expanding their decision-making skills, promoting their independence, and fostering the development of personal and social relationships. Disability Support Workers can also help young people be more active and involved in their local community by facilitating social activities and outings.

Our Disability Support Workers can help in the following areas:

  • Assist and help improve independence in personal care and hygiene activities (e.g. eating, bathing, toileting)
  • Assist with and develop meal preparation skills and feeding
  • Provide social and behavioural support
  • Assist with finding and maintaining employment
  • Provide prompts and supervision with taking medications
  • Domestic assistance (e.g. assisting with laundry, cleaning)
  • Facilitating transport to attend appointment and leisure activities to promote community and social participation
  • Accompanying young people to attend recreational activities

“Help me find and prepare for a job.” Jacob, 17 years old
“I want to go to the gym and shopping centre.” Joshua, 15 years old
“Help with my weekly planning.” Sarah, 16 years old
“I want to do activities in my local area.” Cala, 14 years old

Examples of NDIS funded goals
staff have assisted young people with:

“Help me find and prepare for a job.”

Jacob, 17 years old

“Help with my weekly planning.”

Sarah, 16 years old

“I want to go to the gym and shopping centre.”

Joshua, 15 years old

“I want to do activities in my local area.”

Cala, 14 years old

"Therapy is at its best when it treats people as individuals"

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