We are an approved Early Intervention Provider 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.
Areas of Practice
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 the NDIS, Helping Children with Autism funding scheme and Medicare. You may also be able to claim a rebate for our services if you have private health insurance. We have a HICAPS machine for immediate onsite claiming.
Our therapists are approved providers for the NDIS and Helping Children with Autism Funding packages. Led by Dr Nicole Grant, our team of occupational therapists and speech pathologists can assist children with ASD to thrive. Our therapists can assist with sensory processing difficulties, self-care, emotional regulation and more…and we can come to you!
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?
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. Our experienced psychologist can also assist with development of Behaviour Management Plans.
We are approved providers for:
We are NDIS registered! The Gateway Therapies team is proficient in the provision of both face-to-face and telehealth modes of service delivery. This means that we can work with you wherever you are in Australia.
(Capacity Building Interventions):
Individual Assessment, Therapy and/or Training (includes assistive technology - assessment, therapy, training, fitting and support)
Multidisciplinary Team – A multidisciplinary model of support delivered to participants over six years to improve community outcomes for the participant
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 the intention to minimise use of these practices
Behaviour Management Plan, Training for Carers and others in behaviour management strategies required due to the person disability
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 an education settings
At Gateway Therapies we offer a range of intervention services based on best practice principles, delivered by fully qualified and experienced allied health professionals, for achieving your health and wellbeing goals.
At Gateway Therapies we routinely utilise assessments to:
determine an individual's specific abilities and challenges in different skill areas;
use 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:
Vineland Adaptive Behaviour Scale (VABS - 3)
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)
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 not mentioned above, please call us to discuss.
Methods of Service Delivery
You can visit to us at our Murarrie office. Our space is suitable for initial consults, assessments and desk-based therapies.
We travel to your child at either your home, school, other location. Mobile therapy services allow for better transfer of learned skills into real world settings; allows for collaboration with parents and other caregivers; and is often a more enjoyable experience for children as they are in their own environment. Our therapists come prepared with everything they need to ensure that service provision is of the highest quality and is effective.
Telehealth is an innovative method of reaching our clients who are in rural or remote areas, who cannot leave their homes, or would prefer that a therapist not visit them at home.
Telehealth involves using a purpose-designed, secure video call over the internet. Telehealth can be just as effective as face-to-face appointments for some types of therapy, for initial consults, and parent training. Documents and other materials can be shared on the screen and you will be able to see your therapist's face and talk to them as if they are right there in person!