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Jason sits at his dining table with Aleysha and the Auslan interpreter. Jason is facing away from the camera. Aleysha and the interpreter are smiling.
1 April 2021

Servicing the Deaf and HoH community

Therapy Focus and AccessPlus WA Deaf have joined forces to better service Deaf and HoH customers in the...

Sophie and Ollie smile at the camera.
23 March 2021

Ollie, therapy dog in the making

By chance, Ollie met his friend Sophie on a teletherapy call From there Ollie has helped Sophie with her...

Melissa Athanassiou and Kayla Barker
22 March 2021

2021 People’s Choice Award

Nominate a Therapy Focus employee who has gone ‘above and beyond’ in the 2021 People’s Choice...

Image of (from left to right) Di Darmody, Tanya Hosch, Angelena Fixter, Neryl Joyce and Fiona Payne.
18 March 2021

International Women’s Day #ChooseToChallenge Sundowner

Staff and friends of Therapy Focus gathered together to celebrate International Women's Day for 2021 with a...

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17 March 2021

We’re moving to Yangebup

On Monday 29 March, Therapy Focus' Cockburn Team will move into a new office  in...

Zahraa (left) crouches next to Leana (middle) and Kim (right) stands next to Leana. They are all looking at the camera smiling. Leana uses her wheelchair and wears a stripped t-shirt. Zahraa and Kim wear their Therapy Focus uniform.
24 February 2021

Training supports mealtime enjoyment

27-year-old Leana has struggled with mealtimes Training from her Therapy Focus Therapists to her support...

Muji and Nurul pose next to each other, smiling.
23 February 2021

Switching to success

Tylar and Muji are switch superstars! They can now communicate easier, thanks to the help of their switches...

Joshua Panelo (left) stands with Marina Ciccarelli (right) and smiles. Joshua is holding the award.
22 February 2021

Celebrating the next generation of therapists

From Physiotherapy and Exercise Science Awards to Occupational Therapy, Social Work and Speech Pathology...

Therapist Emma Marshmann faces the camera and is smiling. Off to the left the back of Therapist Fatema Wali's head is visible.
12 February 2021

How motherhood didn’t stop Emma in her tracks

Team Leader and Occupational Therapist, Emma Marshman, describes why she chose to work at Therapy Focus and...

Two firefighters stand together in full uniform and wearing a breathing apparatus. One firefighter is facing away from the camera with their head in their hands. The other firefighter is facing towards the camera and has on hand on his hip and one hand on the other firefighter shoulder. The image is in black and white.
4 February 2021

Wooroloo bushfire links and resources

An update on the Wooroloo Bushfires affecting Therapy Focus staff and customers Includes useful links for...

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31 January 2021

Our response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Offices will re-open and face-to-face therapy will resume on Monday 8...

Guests at the Therapy Focus Masquerade Ball
8 January 2021

Masquerade Ball celebrates spirit in a year of challenges

Therapy Focus staff and guests came together at Optus Stadium to celebrate the unveiling of the new-look...

Tessa and Kelsie pose at a sign that has
17 December 2020

Delivering services in remote WA

In October, Therapy Focus Team Leader, Kelsie Davis, made the 1500km journey to the remote town of Warburton...

A therapist drawing on Jack's cast with West Coast Eagles colours
16 December 2020

Creative casting for jack

Serial casting has helped Jack with his range of motion as well as helping to stretch and lengthen his leg...

Kim at her Window Art stall
15 December 2020

Turning hobbies into business

What do clothing protectors, window art and all-natural dog treats have in common They are all products being...

Group of young men and women smiling
14 December 2020

Supporting the transition to adulthood

The transition project, or more specifically, the transition program, supports people living with Autism...

Olivia smiling as she uses the Explorer Mini with her therapist.
11 December 2020

Little Explorer, Olivia

Recently, Olivia’s Physiotherapist at Therapy Focus, Laura Cruz, arranged for Olivia to trial the Explorer...

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24 November 2020

International Day of People with Disability: What’s On

Each year we celebrate International Day of People with Disability on 3 December Find out what's happening in...

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28 June 2020

Neurodiversity a Competitive Advantage at ExteND Testing

A program run by Curtin University is giving companies access to exceptional software testing and data...

Anthony holding a Toileting Superhero certificate
19 June 2020

Anthony flushes his toileting fears

9-year-old Anthony has overcome his fear of toileting with support from his family and Therapy Focus’...

Cody smiling with his new iPad beside him
28 May 2020

Donated iPads Help People with Disability Access Teletherapy

Therapy Focus has donated iPads and data packages to people with disability and their families to help them...

A boy sifting flour
27 May 2020

Cooking with Christine gives Ryan food confidence

12 year-old Ryan is overcoming food challenges thanks to the creativity of his speech pathologist and a...

Minecraft therapy character
27 May 2020

Minecraft Therapy a hit with gamers

A team of therapists are using the popular computer game Minecraft to help children and teenagers with...

Woman teaching children to cook
27 May 2020

Hayley Helps Out in the Kimberley

Earlier this year, Occupational Therapist, Hayley Smith travelled to the Kimberley region of Western...

A boy speaking to his therapist via FaceTime
24 April 2020

Teletherapy Supports Routine for Families

Families of children with disabilities are doing their best to keep life as normal as possible with support...

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30 March 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) links and resources

A list of organisations who have helpful information and resources relating to coronavirus...

Boy sits at table smiling
26 February 2020

Ready and Regulated for Eating: Henry’s Story

For 14 year-old Henry, mealtimes were once a source a stress and anxiety But with specialist mealtime advice...

Therapist supports client holding shower rail in bathroom
28 January 2020

Home modifications mean more independence for Michelle

For Michelle, who lives with a condition called Myelomalacia, altering the layout of her bedroom and bathroom...

Colourful mural outside therapy clinic
13 November 2019

Mural celebrates Walliston community partnership

In early November our therapy team based in the Perth Hills joined forces with the staff and students at...

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25 October 2019

Bladder and Bowel Health Australia joins Therapy Focus

Bladder and Bowel Health Australia Inc has been acquired by Therapy Focus Ltd This bringing together of the...

Therapist in a recording booth
27 September 2019

Service Agreements Come to Life in New Videos

A series of animated videos have been created to help explain our Service Agreements in English and five...

A Therapy Focus receptionist helping a customer
27 September 2019

Top Marks for Communication at Therapy Focus

Therapy Focus is the first organisation in Western Australia to be accredited as communication accessible by...

Harrison in his beach wheelchair with his brother knelt beside him
26 September 2019

Harrison hits the beach thanks to Telethon

Beach-lover Harrison Dunn is able to enjoy the sun, sand and sea this summer, thanks to a new beach...

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26 July 2019

Ashlee has business sewn up

18 year-old Ashlee Gregori has turned a shared hobby between mother and daughter into a micro-enterprise...

Therapist holds piece of watermelon
17 July 2019

Staff Celebrated at 21st Anniversary

On Wednesday 3 July, Therapy Focus staff, Board Directors and special guests celebrated the organisation’s...

Therapist talks to patient under tarpaulin
28 June 2019

Karina takes her expertise to Zimbabwe

Physiotherapist Karina Caldwell travelled to Zimbabwe with Cosmos HealthCare to volunteer as part of a...

Two men with football player Tom Liberatore
28 June 2019

Jordan Meets His Heroes

Therapy Focus Occupational Therapist, Joshua Panelo, recently organised for his client, Jordan Jasmins, to...

Two people next to National Reconciliation Week banner
30 May 2019

‘Gurrumul’ screening celebrates National Reconciliation Week

On Wednesday 29 May, Therapy Focus staff, customers and the wider community attended a special sold-out...

Little girl on bike with mum
28 May 2019

There’s No Stopping Candice!

Five and a half year-old Candice Evans is not letting her disability get in the way of living life to the...

Women next to sign
21 May 2019

Therapy Focus Goes to California

A partnership between Therapy Focus and AchieveKids in California has seen staff from both organisations...

Woman accepting finalist award certificate
13 May 2019

2019 WA Disability Support Awards

This year Therapy Focus was proud to sponsor the WA Disability Support Awards and recognise those who...

CEO Angelena Fixter
4 April 2019

Introducing Our New CEO Angelena Fixter

Following an extensive national recruitment process, Angelena Fixter has been appointed the new Chief...

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29 March 2019

Andrew Joins the Celebration

Josephine Chong could not be prouder of her son Andrew, who recently stepped outside his comfort zone to...

Boy throws basketball towards hoop
22 March 2019

Communication wins for Team Travis

A collaboration between Therapy Focus and partner organisation Interchange has helped Travis become a...

KONGA dance class instructor and friends
22 March 2019

KONGA megaclass highlights importance of ‘me-time’

Fitness instructor and mother of four, Tyare Pugh, is inviting the Perth community to take part in a free...

Therapist talks to client
19 March 2019

Quality Evaluation: Provide your feedback

In April, the State Government Department for Communities’ Disability Services will conduct an independent...

Therapist holds drink and laughs with young boy
21 February 2019

SOS makes feeding fun

A group of Therapy Focus clients with feeding difficulties are finding the fun in mealtimes thanks to an...

Therapist and mother laugh with two children
7 February 2019

Behaviour Support Leads to Positive Changes

Ask any parent how they feel when their child throws a tantrum or has a public meltdown and most will tell...

CEO Matt Burrows smiling at camera
30 November 2018

CEO Matt Burrows Steps Down

After seven years at the helm of Therapy Focus, Matt Burrows will step down as CEO to return to Broome –...

Four women learning key word sign
23 November 2018

Thumbs up for Key Word Sign workshop

Earlier this month a group of parents, carers and educators learned the basics of Key Word Sign at a workshop...

Volunteers from NS Projects with Lisa Harris in the Newly Renovated Backyard
9 November 2018

NS Projects Give the Gift of the Great Outdoors

On Saturday 27 October, a team of volunteers from project management company NS Projects conducted a...

Therapist with client and his wife sitting at table
24 October 2018

Customer Survey: We Hear You!

Every two years Therapy Focus invites people accessing our services to provide feedback by completing a...

Man with hat on putting away paints at art shop
25 September 2018

Les finds purpose at Jackson’s

Busselton resident Les Slayford has a new-found sense of purpose since securing work experience at...

Sofia with a Therapy Focus staff at the Speak Up Awards
19 September 2018

Sofia Speaks Up About Autism

11 year-old Sofia Schiaffini has won an award for her speech about autism in this year’s Speak Up...

Group of therapists holding communication devices
3 September 2018

Communication clinic improves device access

Staffed by experienced speech pathologists knowledgeable in the area of alternative and augmentative...

Children holding their framed artwork
28 August 2018

Students help illustrate storybook about kindness and inclusion

A children’s storybook featuring illustrations created by WA primary school students has been unveiled at a...

Toddler sitting on floor playing
10 August 2018

Resource Library Helps Zechariah Achieve his Therapy Goals

A specialist resource service for people with disability and their families has opened in East Victoria Park...

Man accepting award from woman
2 August 2018

Therapy Focus Celebrates 20 Years

On Friday 20 July, 500 guests including Therapy Focus staff, alumni and special guests celebrated the...

Young man sits at table with two therapists
13 July 2018

NDIS Helps Hau Achieve More Independence

Hau Le is a young man with goals and aspirations to live a more independent life Prior to accessing supports...

Aboriginal woman with her three foster sons
2 July 2018

NAIDOC Week Celebrates Special Women

This year’s theme, 'Because of her, we can', celebrates Aboriginal women and the essential role these...

Therapist sits on trampoline with boy
16 April 2018

New NDIS Therapy Pricing Limits Outcomes

Therapy Focus has condemned a recommendation made for the pricing of therapy services in an Independent...

Group of young girls with woman
11 April 2018

Sweet experience for girls with autism

On Friday 5 April, the same day the United Nations met to discuss the importance of empowering women and...

Four people play with a robot on the floor
3 April 2018

‘Coding club’ harnesses unique talents of youth with autism

Extraordinary attention to detail, a very literal mind and the ability to look at things differently are just...

Therapist and four boys on a train
29 March 2018

School Holiday Group Gets Out and About

Over the January school holidays, a group of 10 children and young people with disability got out and about...

Girl stands with therapist and mother
28 February 2018

Shona’s standing tall

13 year-old Shona Heard is seeing the world anew thanks to her new sit-to-stand...

Young woman in hammock laughing as therapist looks on
26 February 2018

Doors open to South West community

On Friday 23 February around 50 guests came together to celebrate the opening of Therapy Focus’ first...

Young man doing woodwork with older man at Men's Shed
23 February 2018

Mentoring at the Men’s Shed

A group of 18 young men living with intellectual disability have gained vital job skills through a Men’s...

Boy stands on step and celebrates with therapist
22 February 2018

From wheelchair to walking

12 months ago 9 year-old Jaydan was completely dependent on his wheelchair and only just learning to stand...

Boy practises breathing exercises while parents and speech pathologists look on
14 February 2018

David’s breathing easy with speech pathology

As a 7 year-old, David Barker, who has intellectual disability, was non-verbal and showing no progress...

Girl and therapist use hand puppets
19 December 2017

Small steps make a world of difference

Parents always want the best for their kids, but how do you give them the best when life’s given them a...

Man holds trophy as two women look on
18 December 2017

Empowered Through Dance

A dance program being run across Perth is giving adults of all abilities the opportunity to express...

Man with his artwork
13 December 2017

Community art for Disability Awareness Week

In celebration of Disability Awareness Week, Therapy Focus’ Margaret River Team hosted a free art workshop...

Young boy in a drumming social group
6 December 2017

Drumming up teen social skills

Therapy Focus’ Drumbeat group is helping teenagers with disabilities connect with one another and develop...

24 November 2017

New Zealand Exchange Inspires Therapy Focus Staff

In November three Therapy Focus employees travelled to New Zealand as part of an exchange program with the...

Young man giving dance lesson to group of girls
9 November 2017

Liam Dances Up a Storm

18 year-old Liam Byrne has taken on the best of the best in hip hop dancing at an international competition...

Man with therapist holding frozen fish
30 October 2017

Therapy helps crash survivor get back to normal life

A man who was flown to Royal Perth Hospital from Margaret River after a large tree branch fell onto his...

Man sits at table with his two therapists
3 October 2017

Team Work Makes the Dream Work for Phillip

With support from both Intelife and Therapy Focus, 19 year-old Phillip Kalimeris has established his own...

Children at Sensorium Theatre’s Sensory Rhyme Time program
1 September 2017

Nursery Rhyme Time Program Hits the Right Note

Some of Therapy Focus’ youngest clients have been developing skills and stretching their imaginations with...

Girl in wheelchair surrounded by family and therapists
30 August 2017

Specialist Support Crosses the Sea

Therapy Focus clinicians are crossing oceans to provide specialist support to children like 7 year-old...

Group of volunteers at TOMS pop up store
30 August 2017

TOMS the perfect fit for Therapy Focus

Launching on Monday 14 August, global giving company TOMS will host a pop-up shop at Westfield Whitford...

Boy in wheelchair surrounded by family and volunteers
30 August 2017

Hristijan’s backyard blitz

Perth based project management company NS Projects has built a custom backyard for 12-year-old Hristijan...

Group of children holding up their illustrations
30 August 2017

Ben Tries to Fly launches from Perth Town Hall

Thursday 24 August saw the annual Therapy Focus Art Competition culminate at Perth Town Hall with the...

27 April 2017

Yoga group has om-mazing benefits for teens

A relaxation and yoga group run by Therapy Focus’ Joondalup Team is helping teenagers with disabilities...

8 April 2017

Jenny’s on track to work

16-year-old Jenny Trac is better equipped to transition from high school to adulthood after completing a...

Liam lays on the reformer while his therapist works with him.
3 April 2017

Pilates reformer helps Liam in more ways than one

A Pilates reformer funded through Therapy Focus’ GIVE Program has kept 17-year-old Liam Hidding on his feet...

Sunny the sunflower says hello to a customer and therapist in front of the Perth Zoo Carousel
28 March 2017

Family Fun Day celebrates People with Disability

The weather couldn't have been better on Saturday 3 December when around 40 families accessing Therapy Focus...

Therapists and young children engage in a story book.
20 March 2017

Playgroup gets kids kindy ready

Therapy Focus’ Kindy Readiness Playgroup is helping prepare children aged 3-5 with disabilities for...

Therapy Focus therapists stand with Good Guys employees and the Hamlin Family.
15 March 2017

Quiet Hour a success with shoppers

The Hamlin Family had a wonderful experience at Good Guys store during Quiet Hour...

Breanna sits at her desk on her computer and plans her printing. She is surrounded by t-shirts and printing supplies.
7 March 2017

Variety Scholarship helps business blossom

Thanks to a Variety Scholarship, Breanna has set up her own print and design business...

Cody and his therapist sit together and interact with some sensory toys.
2 March 2017

Early intervention a great support in the South West

With recent expansion in delivering services to the South West of Western Australia customer Cody experiences...

Two therapy focus therapists stand either side of the board director.
28 February 2017

2017 New Zealand Exchange Program

Therapy Focus clinicians Lauren Redman and Natalie Elias visit Autism New Zealand’s North Island offices to...

Noah sits in his car seat in the car. He is smiling at the camera. The car has a grey interior.
18 February 2017

New wheels a weight off family’s shoulders

Noah now has better access to the community thanks to a newly modified wheelchair van, funded by the Therapy...

Theodore rides his bike and is accompanied by mum Sharon and his therapist. They are moving through a park on a pathway.
8 February 2017

Theo’s Telethon Trike

Theo can now enjoy getting out and about in the community with his family, thanks to a customised bike from...