Therapy

Improving independence and wellbeing through a range of specialist therapy supports

Yooralla’s Therapy services support adults and children with disability to enhance their quality of life by:

  • increasing communication
  • enhancing mobility and access to their local communities
  • modifying living environments, and
  • engaging in everyday activities.

Our team of specialists are drawn from across the disciplines of physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology, nursing and psychology. Working together in multi or transdisciplinary teams, we can provide you with supports to meet your individual goals and needs.

How we can help

Some of the services we can provide include:

Aids and equipment

We prescribe, source funding and assist with the purchase of aids and equipment for people with disability and their families. This includes communication technology, home and vehicle modifications and assistive equipment.

Communication

Yooralla’s speech pathologists support you to overcome communication barriers and specialise in augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). We also specialise in the prescription of communication devices.

Daily living skills

We assist people with disability to develop daily living skills to become more independent at home, school, work and out in the community.

Diagnostic Services – ASD, ID

Yooralla specialises in the assessment and diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder and Intellectual Disability in children and adults. We take a transdisciplinary approach to assessment, supported by professionals with expertise in diagnosis.

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Early Childhood Early Intervention

Yooralla specialises in early childhood supports and interventions, to support children with disabilities and their families to increase independence, wellbeing and participation in everyday activities.

House modifications

Yooralla prescribes and sources funding for home modifications for people with disability and their families.

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Movement and mobility

Yooralla assists people with disability to develop their movement and mobility, to increase access and independence.

Positive Behaviour Support 

Yooralla specialises in supporting children and adults presenting behaviours of concern by developing positive behaviour support strategies.

Posture and positioning

We assist people with disability to optimise their posture and positioning to increase independence, ensure comfort and minimise any risk of injury.

Sensory assessment and profile development

Our specialists can assess sensory processing patterns in children and adults, in their everyday living activities. From these assessments we can support the person and their support network to identify strategies to perceive and respond to sensory information that may be impacting on how they live their life.

Social and community living skills

We can assist people with disability to develop their social skills, form meaningful relationships and actively participate in the community.

Support at mealtimes

We support people with disability who experience dysphagia and feeding issues to ensure mealtimes are safe and comfortable.

Our team of therapists can also provide assessment, training, report writing, plan development and direct supports and intervention for individuals, parents, teams, school staff and other supports, based on the items above.

Our points of difference

  • Yooralla are the disability specialists. We provide high quality, evidence based supports for people with high and complex needs.
  • Our qualified multidisciplinary team uses a person centred framework to provide holistic and meaningful supports and training to people with disability and their support networks.
  • We have speciality skills in Autism Spectrum Disorder, Dual Diagnosis, Complex Seating, Functional Communication, Sensory Processing and Acquired Brain Injury.
  • Our services stretch across both lifespan and settings to ensure the person receives the services they need at the time and place they need them.

Resources

 

Download: Therapy factsheet (PDF, 402kmb) 412kb Therapy-2pp-web.pdf

 

Download: Therapy factsheet (Word, 383kb) 392kb Therapy_Accessible-word.docx

Request for service

 

Download: Community Learning and Living Request for Service (Word, 208kb) 83kb Community-Learning-and-Living-Request-for-Service.docx

Contact

For more information about how Yooralla’s Therapy team can support you, please contact us.

Phone: 03 9666 4500
Email: 
therapy@yooralla.com.au

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