We offer therapy services for teenagers with disability as they progress through their high school years.
Whilst teenagers with disability face many of the same challenges as their typically developing peers, having a disability often presents additional challenges.
Typical adolescence involves developing a sense of identity, establishing relationships and gaining independence. But for teenagers with disability, appearance, medical conditions, physical and learning challenges can make them feel different to their peers. They may struggle to accept their differences, form relationships with peers who don’t understand these differences, or gain independence due to the additional support they require.
Our therapy services for teenagers with disability
We offer comprehensive therapy services for teenagers with Autism Spectrum Disorder, intellectual, neurological and physical disabilities. Our experienced therapists work collaboratively to help teenagers with disability achieve their goals and optimise their quality of life.
Our services are tailored to meet the unique needs of each individual and can be provided at home, school, in our clinics or in community settings.
To protect the health of our staff, customers and community, we’re currently providing most of our therapy services online and over the phone. We call this Teletherapy. Learn about Teletherapy.
Services can include support for:
- Social skills and relationships
- Increasing independence
- Daily living skills (e.g. routines and chores)
- Sensory and emotional regulation (e.g. managing emotions)
- Mobility and movement (e.g. fine/gross motor skills, coordination, fitness)
- Self-care (e.g. toileting, washing, hygiene)
- Community access and participation
- Post school options
We believe that team work is vital to achieving positive outcomes. Our teams of therapists work collaboratively, sharing knowledge and skills across disciplines to ensure your child gets the best possible support.
Our therapy teams include:
- Speech Pathologists
- Occupational Therapists
- Social Workers
Our therapists not only work with the teenager, but also the key people in their life. This includes family, carers, educators and other health professionals. We work to empower people by providing practical advice and strategies that develop skills, build on strengths and grow potential.
How we work
We take a transdisciplinary approach to service delivery and use a Key Worker model to ensure the people we work with have one main contact, but access to a network of therapists.