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Allied Health and Therapy

A caring and experienced team of Allied Health Professionals

Allied Health and Therapy services that focus on building peoples strengths to improve quality of life.

Our qualified team at NADO offer a range of professional Allied Health Services including Psychology, Occupational Therapy and Positive Behaviour Support.

The Allied Team work with people of all abilities across Western Sydney to improve overall health, wellness and the capacity to participate in everyday life whether it be at home, in school or within the workplace.

Psychology

We offer psychological and counselling services to all people, with a focus on those with physical, developmental and intellectual disabilities. Our team of professional Psychologists have many years of experience providing assessments and intervention with both young people (aged 7+) and adults who experience significant distress and social impairment due to their disability.

Our services can provide support for people with:

  • Addictions
  • Anger Management
  • Behaviour Assessments and Support
  • Cognitive and Adaptive Functioning
  • Communication Support
  • Emotional Well-being Support
  • Recovery from Trauma, Grief or Abuse
  • Building Self Esteem
  • Stress, Anxiety and Depression
  • Relationships

Positive Behaviour Support

What is Positive Behaviour Support?

Positive Behaviour Support (PBS)  is an evidence based approach to behavioural intervention and has a primary focus of increasing quality of life. It looks at a whole person including their past experiences, their current environment, their presenting challenges and their disability.

How can Positive Behaviour Support help me?

The primary focus of Positive Behavioural Support is to identify and understand why inappropriate or challenging behaviours may exist in a person – and to provide a range of solutions of how these can be improved.

What should I expect?

When accessing behavioural support, you’ll have an opportunity to meet with one of our friendly and highly qualified therapists that will conduct an initial assessment. The assessment will aim to uncover how you like to communicate through behaviour, and how this could be affecting other people around you.

After this first step has been completed, the therapist will then conduct a second assessment with a visit to your home and other relevant environments to determine how these could be influencing communication or behaviour.

What happens then?

After the initial meeting and assessment has been completed, the next step is to implement a positive behaviour support plan. This plan will outline all of the strategies that are required to  support you in developing positive outcomes.

How often is the plan reviewed?

The plan is reviewed after 3-6 months to check the effectiveness of the strategies and see if there have been any changes in the participants behaviour.

Who do we work with?

We provide PBS to people ages 7 years and above with all disabilities and complex mental health conditions.

Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy (OT) can assist people to achieve their goals by building their knowledge and skills, finding new ways to do activities or making changes to the environment, tasks or equipment to suit their individual needs.

Our range of OT services include:

  • Behavioural Intervention
  • Daily Living Tasks (eg dressing, cooking)
  • Equipment Prescription
  • Fatigue Management
  • Fine and Gross Motor Skills
  • Functional and Cognitive Assessment
  • Basic Home Modifications
  • Independent Living Skills
  • Mobility and Safety
  • Relationships and Sexuality
  • Sensory Processing and Self-Regulation
  • Social and Communication Skills
  • School and Employment Support
  • What is an occupation?

    In Occupational Therapy, occupations refer to the everyday activities that people do as individuals, in families and with communities to occupy time and bring meaning and purpose to life. Occupations include things people need to, want to and are expected to do.

  • What should I expect when working with an Occupational Therapist?

    Occupational Therapy is a client-centred health profession that involves ongoing assessments to understand what activities you can do and those you want to do. Together, you and your occupational therapist will discuss any current limitations, your goals/motivations and they may also offer advice/techniques about how to do something more easily and safely.

  • How old do I need to be to see a NADO Occupational Therapist?

    Our Occupational Therapist will see clients aged 5 and over.

  • Do you provide in-home consulations?

    Yes – we provide consultations at our clinic in Penrith or we can visit your home, whichever works best for you. The regions that we cover are from Blacktown to Penrith and the Blue Mountains.

  • How do I make a booking?

    For all enquiries or to make a booking call 1300 738 229.

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If you would like more information about any of our services, please contact us today.

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