Latest news - Important Updates for Families - December 2021

Good morning,

We hope your Christmas and holiday preparations are going well, not long to go now!

There are some important things that we needed to share with you so please read the information below and don’t hesitate to ask if you have any questions at all.

Density Limits

The Victorian Government has now lifted density limits for the Health Care and Social Assistance sector! We are so excited about this, as it means that we no longer have to limit your appointments to only having one support person in the room…  [Read more]

Services

We offer a range of assessment and treatment options for families in the Sunbury and Castlemaine areas, tailored to suit your individual needs. Telehealth appointments are also available, where suitable.

 

Education

Training is offered for educators, families and carers on a range of topics. Experienced and engaging clinicians offer presentations tailored to your needs.

Early childhood whole-room solutions are a popular service. Clinical supervision and mentoring is available for speech pathologists and occupational therapists.

 

Early Childhood Intervention Services

Our Speech Pathologists and Occupational Therapists offer a family-centred approach to help support the needs of children up to 7 years of age. We work as a team to ensure the needs of the whole child are addressed within the setting of their family and community life.

 

Speech Pathology

Services for children, adolescents and adults, assisting with:

  • Autism diagnosis
  • Speech sound difficulties
  • Late talkers
  • Difficulties understanding and/or using language
  • Social skills (individual, pairs and group therapy)
  • Stuttering
  • Literacy
  • Voice difficulties
  • Swallowing
  • Complex communication – AAC

 

Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapists help children to improve their ability to do everyday activities.

A child’s everyday activities include:

  • Eating and drinking
  • Toileting and dressing
  • Sleeping
  • Learning at home, kindergarten and school
  • Mastering physical skills such as running, jumping, climbing, drawing, cutting and writing
  • Playing and making friends
  • Participating in leisure activities and/or community groups.

We work together with children, parents and families to enable your child to be the best they can be.

 

Music Therapy

Music Therapy is a fantastic allied health practice that encompasses elements of Speech Pathology and Occupational Therapy (amongst others). Areas where Music Therapy can be of benefit can include:

  • Balance, gait, coordination and motor planning,
  • Communication impairments including speech, language or voice disorders and stuttering, and,
  • Cognitive impairments including memory, attention and executive function.

Music Therapy, like all Allied Health practices, comes out of the same part of your child’s NDIS plan as Speech Pathology and Occupational Therapy. You can find more about how Music Therapy can help your child.

Children’s groups

We run fun and engaging groups to help build communication, motor, self-care and social skills. These small groups, run by Speech Pathologists and Occupational Therapists, can be very effective for boosting these essential abilities.

To see what groups we are currently running, click here.