Enable WA: Allied Health Therapy Services

Occupational Therapy

What is Occupational Therapy?

The main purpose of occupational therapy is to provide individuals with the appropriate supports to engage in everyday activities that are meaningful and necessary to them. ‘Occupations’ are the activities that we participate in daily such as, getting dressed, having a shower, eating, driving, going to work and everything in between. The goal is to promote independence and satisfaction in these areas of people’s lives.

What services do our Occupational Therapists provide?

-Functional Capacity Assessments

-Assistive technology/ equipment prescription

-Home assessment and recommendation services

-Daily living skills development

-Supporting sensory needs

 

Speech Pathology

What is Speech Pathology?

The primary goal of speech pathology is to support children and adults who may be having difficulty with their communication and/or ability to eat and drink. This includes speech clarity, understanding language, expressing themselves, listening, reading, writing, social skills, voice issues, feeding themselves as well as their ability to swallow.

What services do our Speech Pathologists provide?

-Assessing and providing intervention for communication challenges

– Assessing feeding & swallowing issues

-Assessment and prescription of Alternative Augmentative Communication (AAC)

-Upskilling individual’s care providers

-Mealtime intervention programs

-Teaching social skills

 

Physiotherapy

What is Physiotherapy?

Physiotherapists work with children and adults to support their physical wellbeing and independence. This includes supporting individuals who experience difficulty with strength, balance, coordination, sensation, range of movement or endurance. Physiotherapy can also assist in diagnosing and providing treatment to individuals experiencing pain or recovering from an injury to support them to return to the activities they enjoy.

What services do our Physiotherapists provide?

-Comprehensive mobility assessment

-Tailored exercise and functional rehabilitation programs

-Hydrotherapy

-Prescription of mobility aids and equipment

-Pain management and injury recovery services

-Falls prevention program

 

Psychology

What is psychology?

Psychology aims to understand how people think, feel, behave and learn. Is it the study of the human mind; emotion, motivation, personality, memory and perception, including the biological processes that drive these functions. Psychologists study human thinking and behaviour to better understand, and be able to impact, how individuals, groups and communities thrive. Our psychologists will help you find solutions to real life problems and improve your quality of life.

What services do our Psychologists provide?

– Cognitive behavioural therapies

– Mindfulness-based therapies

– Behaviour change in pursuit of physical and mental wellbeing

– Emotion regulation

– Managing relationships and family dynamics

– Psychoeducation

– Screening for and assessment of mental health conditions

 

Funding

Therapy services are funded by the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) under the line-item Capacity Building – Improved Daily Living. If you feel this service is needed and not funded within your plan, speak to your Support Coordinator or NDIS Planner for information regarding accessing our services.

Referral

To place a referral to Enable WA for therapy services send an email to therapy@enablewa.org.au or contact us on 1800 468 965.