Therapy for Children & Youth
Everything we do empowers families living with disability. As part of the VisAbility family you will feel connected, like you belong to something special. You’ll feel like your child can do anything. Achieve anything. Be anything.
Our professional therapy and support services assist children and youth across a range of ages and disabilities. They are available to children from birth to 18-years-old at home, school and in the community.
Our team of professional therapists includes:
- Occupational therapists
- Speech pathologists
- Social workers
- Orientation and mobility specialists
We will support you to choose the services that suit your needs and make the best decisions for your family.
We’ll empower your child
To have the same experiences as other children
- Develop good friendships and connections
- Enjoy reading and playing games
- Join local playgroups or other activities such as book-time at a local library
- Get involved in sport and leisure.
To enjoy moving and playing
- Learn early movement skills such as sitting, crawling and walking
- Develop coordination and fitness for recreation and sport
- Use equipment to support independent movement – such as a wheelchair, cane or walker.
To manage their emotions
- How to identify feelings in themselves and others
- How to express their feelings in an appropriate way and time
- Development of strategies to manage different situations.
To be more independent at home
- Learn to take care of themselves – for example, dressing and personal hygiene
- How to be included in household chores from a young age
- Prepare them to live independently – for example, making a simple snack or cooking
- Develop comprehension skills in daily routines and activities.
To be safe with eating and drinking
- Be supported to eat and drink as safely and independently as possible
- Finger feeding and how to use a cup and cutlery
- Learn how to have enjoyable mealtimes with the family
- Increase the range of foods they eat and enjoy – introducing them to new textures and taste.
To communicate easily with others
- Communicating wants, needs and preferences to others
- Communicate socially
- Develop speech or other forms of communication to connect meaningfully with others
- Use equipment and technology to assist in communicating with others
- Establish skills that communication is reliant on, such as turn-taking.
VisAbility gave me non-biased advice and support. When it was time for our planning meeting, they came along to advise on the services Noah may need. It meant I didn’t leave anything important out from Noah’s plan. – NOAH’S MOTHER
We make funding simple
Confused by funding options? We’ll show you how to navigate your options and make the best decision for your family.
Whether you’re eligible for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) or to receive government subsidised services through VisAbility, we’ll work with you to develop a meaningful plan with the goals that you set for your child.
Are you ready to change your child’s life?
We accept referrals from parents, teachers, medical specialists, allied health professionals and child health nurses. To get started, complete a referral form or contact one of our friendly Team Coordinators for further information.