In April, the State Government Department for Communities’ Disability Services will conduct an independent quality evaluation of Therapy Focus’ services to assess how well they meet the National Standards for Disability Services.
Are you moving from the Western Australian managed National Disability Insurance Scheme (WA NDIS) to the federally run scheme? If you are accessing services from Therapy Focus there will be some changes to your service agreement.
Change can be daunting, especially for children with disability going through key life transitions such as starting kindy, going primary school or moving into high school. In this blog post you’ll find answers to some of the more frequently asked questions to get you started on the right path to a smooth transition.
Therapy Focus will be closed from 3pm on Friday 21 December, 2018. Regular office hours will resume at 8am on Wednesday 2 January, 2019. For emergency equipment repairs please contact suppliers directly via information provided in this post.
The Centre for Emotional Health at Macquarie University are currently recruiting for the ‘Cool Kids – Taking Control’ National Trial. ‘Cool Kids – Taking Control’ is an online self-help program that is designed to help children (7-11 years) who have been targets of bullying and who also have high levels of anxiety.
Every two years Therapy Focus invites people accessing our services to provide feedback by completing a survey. The most recent survey was completed in July 2018 and results show that Therapy Focus is largely meeting customer expectations, with room to improve in certain areas.
With the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) rolling out in WA, people are asking whether dietetic services can be accessed using NDIS funding. Therapy Focus Dietitian Maddie Todd outlines how dietetics can be accessed under the NDIS and the types of support available.
11 year-old Sofia Schiaffini has won an award for her speech about autism in this year’s Speak Up Awards. The Anne Hamersley Primary School student outperformed 150 other students to make it to the finals of the interschool public speaking competition.
The way Therapy Focus bills for services funded by the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is changing from 1 October. These changes will bring prices in line with the 2018-19 NDIS Price Guide.
Curtin University PhD student Jacintha Hee is conducting a study to investigate factors that contribute to good mental health and wellbeing, as well as factors that contribute to mental ill-health. Jacintha is particularly interested in factors that influence the quality of life of people with a disability.
We are looking for adults on the autism spectrum who attended mainstream schooling to take part in an emotion recognition project. The project aims to determine if computer-based program and/or an online mentoring will be beneficial for adults on the autism spectrum to understand how emotions are typically recognised and explore potential strategies to cope with certain social situations.
Imagine what it would be like if you were unable to speak or had difficulty getting your message across. Anyone can experience communication difficulties, but it is something that many people living with disability face.
Curtin University researchers are looking for families of children with a disability that have feeding or swallowing issues to participate in a study that examines support structures and lived experiences.
This research project explores the decision-making experiences of family members who are
legally appointed guardians of individuals with intellectual disability on issues relating to
prescription of neuroleptic or anti-psychotic medication and challenging behaviour.
Prior to accessing supports through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), 16 year-old Hau Le struggled to verbalise how he felt and what he wanted, which affected everyday tasks like ordering food or catching a bus.
Geraldine Punch is a nan, mother, mentor and foster carer. She has welcomed more than 17 boys into her home over a number of years to help provide them with an education, a life free from crime and a loving family.
Our specialist continence team, PEBBLES, often hear the question; ‘what funding is available for continence products?’ There are a number of different funding options available, but it’s important to check that you meet eligibility criteria to see whether it’s the right option for you.
There are many misconceptions and myths surrounding incontinence. So to help people better understand some of the commonly misunderstood areas of incontinence, Continence Nurse Karina from Therapy Focus’ PEBBLES Team has shared the facts
It’s National Volunteer Week and today we are celebrating Santosha Robertson. Santosha has been involved with Therapy Focus for almost 5 years and has been a regular face at many of our events and activities.
Due to her sensory issues surrounding food, eating was often a struggle for 8-year-old Layla Bonser. Her family were desperate to find answers to best support her, and engaged in services with the MEAHLS team at Therapy Focus.