Disability Support Worker
Andrea has over 20 years experience working in the health and wellness industry. Her passion for improving people's lives has taken her down many pathways, including support work in the field of nursing, and work in a variety of massage and beauty practices. With her vast knowledge and extensive skill set, Andrea' disability support services can assist in improving the quality of life for people and children with special needs.
- Diploma in Community and Human Services
- Certificate 3 in Aged Care
- Certificate 4 in Remedial Massage Therapy
- Senior First Aid Certificate
- Diploma in Beauty Therapy
Brisbane to Ipswich
Professional experience has included working with children with a range of developmental delays in varied settings, including school, home and clinic. Intervention strategies utilised include communication aids (visual aids, PECs), role playing, modelling, chaining and specific, evidence-based programs such as ‘Food School’, PALS. Experienced in the provision of group therapy programs for children with autism and/ or social
Darcy is a fully trained and qualified Therapy Dog. He is available to visit aged care facilities, schools, and centres. His goal in life is to make you smile!
Director/ Principal Occupational Therapist
Dr Nicole Grant has over 14 years of experience in Occupational Therapy in Brisbane, specializing in Paediatrics, adult rehabilitation and vocational rehabilitation. While primarily involved in the development and provision of treatment programs, Nicole also specialises in assessment across a number of functional areas for the purpose of developing treatment plans and also for the development of medico-legal reports. Nicole has experience undertaking: care needs assessments; functional capacity assessments; workplace/ ergonomic assessments; ADL assessments; assessment for home modification and equipment prescription; assessment of cognitive function, visual processing, and other assessments relevant to functional skills. Dr Grant's PhD in Occupational Therapy Interventions for children with Autism has earned her a reputation as a leader in this area across Australia.
Introducing the Brisbane Dietitian, Nutritionist and mum who is passionate about kids learning to love good food from birth and beyond.
Deb is an Accredited Practising Dietitian & Accredited Nutritionist, recognised by the Dietitians Association of Australia. She is particularly passionate about supporting grown-ups (parents, carers & early childhood educators) to positively & joyfully connect or reconnect with food & eating and share this with the children in their care.
Deb believes that ALL bodies are amazing, and she applies a weight-neutral, non-diet approach in supporting kids to grow into the bodies that are right for them. Her approach supports parents, carers, families & educators to make decisions about nutrition and health from a place of care & consideration rather than control. Deb is particularly skilled at working with children and families who are struggling with fussy eaters, problem feeders, children with sensory feeding issues (e.g. ASD, Aspergers Syndrome, ADD/ADHD) and children with weight concern.
Senior Occupational Therapist
Strengths as an OT? words from Ros "Valuing and respecting the unique qualities of each child and their family that I have the privilege to work with. I grow each time I work with a child as they share with me their individual skills and gifts. I like to think that my main strength is to listen and work sensitively with families to prioritise the needs that are most important to them. I like to work collaboratively with the focus to promote the child’s confidence and feeling of success in their daily life. My personal practice model is to deliver therapy that supports independence with the aim that I make myself redundant"
Teacher of the Deaf
Melissa is a qualified Teacher of the Deaf who is registered as a Better Start Provider. With over 13 years of experience in this specialised field, she has worked with children from infancy through to finishing highschool, across all ability ranges and in varied settings.
Melissa’s focus is to develop individual intervention plans that are unique to your child and family, that address skills and goals that are important to you. She can provide support to your child and family with: Language and communication development, Auditory Skills, Strategies for the classroom such as managing acoustics and noise, Literacy support with a focus on phonological and phonemic awareness, Cognitive development and learning skills development, Referrals for additional support in Auslan or social and emotional development, Develop partnerships with your family’s other service providers to establish a multidisciplinary team approach.
Gateway Therapies – Your Family Friendly Occupational Therapy Brisbane
At Gateway Therapies, we understand the huge impact that disability, illness and developmental concerns can have on a family. That’s why we only employ the best occupational therapists and allied health professionals.
Not only are our specialists greatly experienced in allied health and occupational therapy, Brisbane families feel at ease with their calm, caring and compassionate approach.
Family friendly allied health Brisbane
At Gateway Therapies, we are about making the therapy journey as stress free and comfortable as possible for your family. We work regularly with children on the Autism spectrum. We even offer mobile services for clients who might feel more comfortable in home surroundings.
Whether you need a home visit by our child psychologist on Brisbane Southside, occupational therapy for children at your home, or speech therapy for kids at school, travelling to you within the Brisbane area is all part of our service.
Specialists in occupational therapy for children with Autism and developmental concerns
Having your child diagnosed with Autism (ASD) can be confusing and confronting. A child who is having trouble reaching milestones can also bring about a sense of unease. It’s our goal at Gateway Therapies to help you manage this journey in a practical, informative and non-invasive way.
In addition to occupational therapy, disability support services, psychology and speech therapy, Brisbane families can access the following services at Gateway Therapies:
- Teacher of the deaf
- Music therapy
- Social work and counselling
- Ergonomics and workplace rehabilitation
- Dietetics and nutrition.
Not sure which specialist you need to see? CALL US NOW, we’d be happy to assist.
A clinic where you can afford the therapy your family needs
We understand that the idea of a family member requiring therapy can inspire fear – fear of what it will cost! Rest assured that at Gateway Therapies you will either have a no-gap or low-gap fee. We believe that no one should be denied access to the therapy they need because of price.
We are approved Early Intervention Providers for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), Helping Children With Autism (HCWA) package and Better Start funding schemes. We are also approved providers for Medicare and most private health funds.
Now that you know you can afford essential therapy, GIVE US A CALL!
It’s not about us, it’s about you
Your family’s health and happiness is our number one priority at Gateway Therapies. It’s all about giving you the best care and making it easy to access occupational therapy, Brisbane psychologists, speech therapists and other allied health professionals.
Did we mention we don’t have a waiting list? Get fast, friendly, practical assistance for your family’s health challenges sooner.
Can’t see the light at the end of the tunnel? If you need help and advice in all areas of psychology, speech and occupational therapy in Brisbane, contact our caring team today.