Allied Health In Development

Your Health Is Our Priority.

Our Allied Health team work with you to provide the best care possible so that you can live a healthy life.

Our Allied Health clinicians are dedicated to providing quality care to assist people with disabilities to reach their full potential. We use a multi-disciplinary and collaborative approach to provide holistic support. Afford’s Allied Health team is made up of Psychologists, Behaviour Support Practitioners, Speech Pathologists and Occupational Therapists who provide a range of therapeutic and intervention supports tailored to each client’s unique needs.

Afford cares about working with you, and our clinicians will develop an intervention that will best meet your needs.

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We provide individual and group services under the NDIS.

Our Allied Health team provide the following supports for individuals aged seven and up:
Capacity Building - Improved Daily Living
  • Assessment, Recommendation, Therapy and/or Training (including Assistive Technology)
  • Therapy Assistant – Level 1
  • Therapy Assistant – Level 2
Capacity Building - Improved Relationships
  • Specialist Behavioural Intervention Support
  • Behaviour Management Plan Including Training in Behaviour Management Strategies
Core - Assistance with Daily Life
  • Assessment, Recommendation, Therapy and/or Training (including Assistive Technology)

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Psychologists support with mental health and general wellbeing

Our Psychologists work collaboratively with people who have disabilities, their families, and broader supports to holistically support each individual.

We offer:

N

Individual intervention and counselling

N

Behaviour support (including Positive Behaviour Support Plans)

N

Capacity and skill building (e.g. emotion regulation)

N

Cognitive and diagnostic assessments

N

Adjustment to disability support

N

We work within a disability framework and tailor sessions to suit the abilities of each person we work with

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Behaviour Support Practitioners support individuals who may present with challenging behaviours

Our Behaviour Support Practitioners are registered with the NDIA and use evidence-based practices in their approach.

We offer:

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Functional Behaviour Assessment

N

Positive Behaviour Support Plans

N

Review of restrictive interventions

N

Individualised behaviour strategies

N

Face to face intervention

N

Staff and family training

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Speech Pathologists support people with communication and swallowing

Our Speech Pathologists are all members of Speech Pathology Australia and maintain a working knowledge of the latest research and treatment techniques. We are available for home visits, TeleCare intervention, and group sessions and tailor all services to suit our clients.

We work with families and staff to assist clients with:

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Mealtimes and swallowing
N
Managing coughing, choking or difficulty chewing
N

Food aversion assessment and intervention

N
Non-verbal communication
N

Utilisation of assistive technology

N
Key Word Sign Language
N

Visual aids and communication tools

N

Verbal communication using words to share information

N

Improving the clarity of speech

N

Social skills

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Occupational Therapists support people to live as independently as possible

At Afford we have a team of dedicated Occupational Therapists who are able to assist individuals in their home, school, workplace, or in the community.

We can help with:

N

Functional assessments

N

Equipment prescription

N

Supported Independent Living (SIL) assessments

N

Specialised Disability Accommodation (SDA) assessments

N

Minor and complex home modifications

N

Skills development

N

Sensory processing assessment and intervention

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TeleCare

Afford TeleCare is a virtual method of delivering Allied Health services to clients where face-to-face services are unable to be provided, or individuals prefer a distance-based approach. TeleCare enables our team to provide individuals with disabilities across the country with ongoing support and intervention. With the use of virtual platforms, we can continue providing our essential services to individuals who would otherwise be unable to access these.

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Telecare allows Afford to provide remote, regular and contact-free care throughout periods of isolation and social distancing measures and is available to new and existing clients.

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As an award-winning provider, our organisation and employee initiatives will continue to lead the way in the disability sector.

For more information contact:
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