Our team works in partnership with you, your child, aged 6 to 18 years, and their teacher to support their development and academic progress.
We will meet with you to talk about your goals for your child and what you would like them to be able to do and what support you would like. We will then plan together how to achieve your goals.
Our team is made up of:
- Occupational therapists.
- Speech pathologists.
- Social workers.
- Clinical psychologists.
- Deafblind Consultants.
- Other supports as required.
We can help your child to achieve goals which support:
- Communication – to enable your child to communicate what they want or to help them to understand others better.
- Specific skill development – for example walking, riding a bike, writing, using scissors etc.
- Eating and drinking safely.
- Accessing the school curriculum.
- Equipment – that your child needs to be safe at home or in the community.
- Safe use of equipment – enabling your child to use their equipment safely and helping others who support them to use it safely.
- Using technology.
- Exploring other sources of funding.
- Participating in community activities, for example clubs/sporting groups.
In addition to extensive knowledge and experience of supporting the development of children with disability, some specific skills we have within our team include:
- Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) Approach to Feeding, click here to find out more.
- Bobath, click here to find out more.
- Hanen, click here to find out more.
- Home modifications.
- Prescription of a range of equipment.
What do our services look like?
- We can visit you at your home.
- We can visit you in the community or place of recreation.
- We can visit your child at school.
- We can support you to use strategies to help your child’s learning within everyday tasks.
- We can set up programs for you or someone else to do with your child.
- We visit you at times when it’s good for you and/or others who support you.
- We can work with teachers and other professionals involved in your child’s life.
- We facilitate a range of groups – for example, communication through technology and Language Boosters.
How do I access services?
Access to our School aged services can be through:
- WA National Disability Insurance Scheme (WA NDIS) funding.
- National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) funding.
- Disability Services Commission (DSC) – eligibility criteria apply.
- Fee for service.
- Medicare rebate for Allied Health Services through referral from your GP.
- Better Start funding, to find out more click here.
- Helping Children with Autism, to find out more click here.
If you are eligible for services from the Department of Communities (formerly known as the Disability Services Commission) and NOT in a NDIS area, then you may receive services from our block funded services. Click here to download the referral form.
If you have any queries, please call Senses Australia on 1300 111 881.
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