Therapeutic supports to assist the participant to gain skills and improve independence related to identified needs in areas such as language and communication, personal care, mobility and movement, interpersonal interactions, community living to support positive changes in the person’s functioning, development and well-being. Therapeutic supports are delivered by professionals including Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Speech and Language Pathology and Psychology or by a therapy assistant under the supervision of the therapist.
Assessment of skills, abilities & support needs
Provision of specialised assessment where the participant may have complex or unclear needs or require long term and/or intensive supports.
Coordination & managing life stages, transitions & support
Short and long term supports that focus on strengthening the participant’s ability to coordinate their supports, and to assist them to live at home and participate in their community. This can include assisting the participant with: Budgeting, Life planning, Parenting training, Resolving crisis situations, Developing capacity and resilience in the participants’ network, Co-ordinating complex supports.
The provision of transport to enable participation in community, social, economic and daily life activities. This includes, but is not limited to, taxis and specialist transport arrangements. It is provided when the participant is unable to access alternative forms of transport as a result of their disability.
Development of daily living & life skills
Training and development activities undertaken by the participant or their carer to increase ability to live as autonomously as possible. Training can be provided either individually or through group activities and can include skills in daily life activities, communication and social skills, problem solving and managing funding of supports.
Participation in community, social & civic activities
Assisting participants to participate actively in community, social and civic activities by developing and enhancing a participants skills and providing supports during these activities.
Accommodation & tenancy
Assistance provided to guide, support and prompt participants, or to undertake on a participant’s behalf, activities to ensure they obtain or retain appropriate accommodation
Integration into school or other educational programs
Assistance to enable a participant to attend and participant in school or educational programs where their participant is limited by their disability and the needs are not able to be meet by the school or educational facility through reasonable adjustment.
Daily personal activities
Assisting with, and/or supervising, personal tasks of daily life to develop skills of the participant to live as autonomously as possible. These supports are provided individually to participants. The support can be provided in a range of environments including but not limited to the participant’s own home.