School aged children

School aged children (6 to 18 years)

Do you have a child aged between 6 and 18 years?  Relax.  We’re here to help.  We’ll assemble a team to work in partnership with you, your child and their teachers to support their development and academic progress.

Goal setting

We will meet with you to talk about your goals for your child and what they would like to achieve, as well as what support you and your child would like.  Together, we will then plan how to achieve these goals together.

Meet your team

Depending on the needs of your child, your dedicated team may include:

  • Occupational therapists.
  • Physiotherapists.
  • Speech pathologists.
  • Social workers.
  • Clinical psychologists.
  • Deafblind consultants.
  • Therapy assistants.
  • Other support as required.

Services

We can help your child to achieve their goals in these key areas:

  • Communication – to enable your child to communicate what they want and to help them to understand others better.
  • Specific skill development – for example walking, riding a bike, writing, using scissors, etc.
  • Eating and drinking safely.
  • Hydrotherapy.
  • 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 and sporting groups.


Specific skills

In addition to extensive knowledge and experience of supporting the development of children with disability, some specific skills we have within out team include:

  • Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) Approach to Feeding – a trans-disciplinary program for children with feeding difficulties, based on the ‘normal’ developmental steps, stages and skills of feeding.
  • Bobath – a holistic and multi-disciplinary approach to assessment and treatment, working towards achieving optimal movement patterns with the ultimate goal of maximising a person’s function.
  • Hanen – parents learn practical and powerful strategies to communicate and interact with your child during everyday routines and activities.
  • Triple P Stepping Stones – positive parenting strategies to help families with special needs.
  • Prescription of specialised equipment – customised equipment to meet the needs of your child and your family.
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) – this includes high tech such as speech generating devices and low tech such as Key Word Signing and communication books.


What do our services look like?

  • We can visit you and your child at your home, school or anywhere in the community.
  • We visit at times convenient for you.
  • We work with teachers and other professionals involved in your child’s life.
  • We support you to use strategies to help your child’s learning within everyday tasks.
  • We set up programs for you or someone else to accomplish with your child.
  • We facilitate a range of groups – for example, communication through technology and Language Boosters.


How do I access services?

Access to our services for school aged children can be through:

  • WA National Disability Insurance Scheme (WA NDIS) funding.
  • National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) funding.
  • Disability Services Commission (DSC) funding.
  • Paying a fee for services.
  • Fee for service.