Five and a half year-old Candice Evans is not letting her disability get in the way of living life to the fullest, thanks to the use of specialised equipment and support from her dedicated therapy team.
The World Health Organization (WHO) recently released its recommended guidelines for play, screen time and sleep in 0-5 year-olds. Advanced Physiotherapists, Dan Prigmore, summarises the guidelines, providing key takeaways for parents and carers.
For 17 year-old Jasmin Pradhan, writing is a powerful way to share experiences of being autistic. Her latest story, The Kitchen, is a reflection on a recent experience assisting with the catering for a school event.
Support Coordination is assistance to help you implement the supports you need to achieve the goals in your NDIS Plan. Therapy Focus Support Coordinator Kiki Veron outlines the role of the Support Coordinator and how they can help you maximise your NDIS plan.
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.
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.
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.