How can a therapy assistant help me and my child?
It can be difficult to translate skills learnt in therapy to daily life. A therapy assistant can support your child to practice the skills they learn in therapy and apply these throughout their day, at home, school or out in the community.
Our therapy assistants work in collaboration with your Occupational Therapist to implement an individualised treatment plan to support your child to work towards their unique goals.
Therapy assistants can play a variety of roles based on you and your child’s unique needs. These may include;
- Providing one-on-one care, support and companionship to your child at home, school or out in the community
- Providing individualised learning support at school to assist your child to develop fine motor skills, behaviour and attention
- Attend OT sessions with your child and later implement strategies in daily life to support to application of skills
- Support your child’s participation in daily routines or leisure activities at home
- Provide social and emotional support for your child to participate in the community, e.g., shopping, social outings or leisure activities such as visiting the park and learning to ride and bike or developing play skills on the play equipment
Who are they?
- All our therapy assistants are OT students working towards completing their OT degree
- Posses a working with children check, driver’s license, a roadworthy insured vehicle, and a police check
- Provided with high quality training and support from your Occupational Therapist
- Covered by our Professional Indemnity Insurance and workcover
- Friendly, caring, reliable and fun!
Funding & Bookings
You may choose to pay privately for this service, or if you have NDIS funding you may use the funding allocated in your improved daily living supports to access this service.
Please note that it is essential that your child continues to receive therapy provided by a qualified OT at least once per school term when accessing therapy assistant services. Only a qualified OT has the necessary expertise to assess, diagnose, make professional recommendations and develop treatment plans that are specific, appropriate and safe for your child.