Gateway Therapies
Brisbane occupational therapy, speech therapy, autism therapies and NDIS services for all ages
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Mobile NDIS Support and Occupational Therapy Brisbane

Gateway Therapies offers "to your home" occupational therapy, speech therapy, NDIS support and other services for Brisbane families.

 

No Gap or Low Gap Funding Options


ASSESSMENTS

At Gateway Therapies we routinely utilise assessments to:

- determine an individual's specific abilities and challenges in different skill areas;
- as a guide to formulate therapy goals;
- to obtain baseline data to more effectively gauge progress;
- to assist with diagnosis of disorders such as Autism Spectrum Disorder; and,
- to support applications for funding e.g. NDIS.

Some of the assessments we may use include:

  • Parents Evaluation of Developmental Status (PEDS)
  • Ages & Stages Questionnaires (ASQ-3)
  • Beery Visual Motor Integration (VMI) and Motor Coordination/ Visual Perception tests.
  • Gilliam Autism Rating Scale (GARS) - 3
  • Modified Barthel Index (MBI)
  • Care and Need Scale (CANS)
  • Gross Motor Functional Classification Scale (CMFCS)
  • Communication Function Classification System (CMFCS)
  • Manual Ability Classification Scale (MACS)
  • Disease Steps 
  • Expanded Disability Status (EDSS)
  • Modified Rankin Scale (MRS)
  • Motivation Assessment Scale (MAS)
  • World Health Organisation Disability Assessment Schedule (WHODAS 2.0)
  • Checklist Pain Behaviour (CPG)

If you require a specific assessment we have not mentioned here, please feel free to call us to discuss your assessment needs.


NDIS Services

We are NDIS ready!

Services provided
(Capacity Building Interventions):

  • Therapy Assistant - empower participants and improve interactions between participants and their social networks. Assistance to engage effectively in the community through a group approach to help achieve goals, gain insight into their lives, and make informed decisions.
  • Individual assessment, therapy and/or training (includes assistive technology - Assessment, therapy, training, fitting and support.
  • Multidisciplinary team - Multidisciplinary model of support delivered to participants over 6 years to improve community outcomes for participant.
  • Employment related assessment and counselling - workplace assessment conducted by workplace rehabilitation provider to determine adjustments or modifications to workplace or work processes to ensure employment is maintained and matches the employee's capacity.  
  • Specialised behavioural intervention support - Highly specialised intensive support interventions to address significantly harmful or persistent behaviours of concern. Development of behaviour support plans that temporarily use restrictive practices, with intention to minimise use of the these practices.
  • Behaviour management plan, training in behaviour management strategies - Training for carers and others in behaviour management stategies required due to the person's disability. 
  • Dietician consultation and diet plan development
  • Specialised individual therapy for early childhood - individual specialist interventions to assist a child with a disability or developmental delay and their family in home, care, community and education settings. 
  • Individual counselling - Facilitating self-knowledge, emotional acceptance and growth and the optimal development of personal resources on a one-to-one basis. Assist particpants to work towards their personal goals and gain greater insight into their lives. 

Areas of Practice

AUTISM THERAPIES 

Our therapists are approved providers for the NDIS and Helping Children with Autism Funding packages. Led by Dr Nicole Grant, Occupational Therapist, our team of therapists can assist children with ASD to thrive. Our therapists can assist with sensory processing difficulties, self care, emotional regulation and more. 


SPEECH AND LANGUAGE THERAPY

Our therapists can assist with language and articulation difficulties, feeding challenges, low oromotor tone and more. Did you know that speech therapists can also assist with social and communication skills?


OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

Our Occupational Therapists can work with people of all ages to help them achieve independence with those activities of daily living that are most important to them. We can help with dressing, toileting, feeding, handwriting, and more. We can also help with equipment prescription, such as wheelie walkers and grab rails. Our therapists are approved providers for DVA, Medicare, and other funding schemes.


ERGONOMICS AND WORKPLACE REHABILITATION

Our team of therapists can assist with workstation assessments, worksite assessments, developing return to work programs, and conducting function capacity evaluations. We will work with anyone from home based businesses, to large companies.


Disability Support Worker

Provision of in-home and community-based support to assist individuals of all ages with disabilities to participate in academic, leisure/ recreatiional, and vocational pursuits. Groups are also available to assist with the development of life skills such as budgeting, shopping, diet/ nutrition, self care (laundry, hygiene), food preparation and more.

DIETETICS AND NUTRITION

If you have a fussy eater, or need to support a family member or client with feeding challenges or allergies, our therapists can help. 


SOCIAL WORK, COUNSELLING AND PSYCHOLOGY

Our team is experienced with assisting families to adjust to a new diagnosis, establish an effective support network, including identifying funding sources for ongoing support, setting up routines, helping with challenging behaviours, and providing strategies to manage anxiety and depression. For relationship and workplace counselling, and other adult psychology services, we recommend Michelle Hancock at Merge Psychology. 


TEACHER OF THE DEAF 

Children and adults with hearing difficulties can access a therapist specialised in helping with communication in the preschool or classroom. See more information here.


MUSIC THERAPY 

Music therapy can assist with communication and language development, social skills, attention and concentration and more. And it's fun! Our music therapy connections will work with people of all ages, and can provide one-on-one therapy or group therapy.