Disability and NDIS services

Everyone deserves to communicate and make choices

We use informal and established formal assessments to identify the communication strengths of our clients, with even the most severe communication disabilities. Through this we are able to provide strategies and supports for family and carers to make the most of their loved ones or client’s communication. 

Our clients with disabilities often need advice on alternative communication devices. We have relationships with suppliers of specialised communication devices so that we can help you to trial what suits your needs. We have written many successful AT requests for our NDIS funded clients for alternative devices, including high end eye gaze devices. 

Our clients with various disabilities often have swallowing difficulties so they find it difficult to take pleasure in food and drinks as part of the enjoyment of everyday life.  We carry out assessments in the home or group home so that everyone is comfortable with the process and all relevant people have input into the information we gather. 

We have the experience to help you develop a Mealtime Management Plan that supports your safe enjoyment of food and fluids and reflects all aspects of your lifestyle and preferences. Vanessa and Rachel are certified to use Justine Joan Sheppard’s Dysphagia Disorder Survey (DDS) & Dysphagia Management Staging Scale (DMSS); which are standardised screening and clinical evaluations for feeding and swallowing disorders in children and adults with developmental disabilities. We can provide thorough assessment to ensure you are eating and drinking safely, advise on tools and strategies that might assist during mealtimes, and provide education and training to relevant parties.

Our Services

Communication

Do you struggle with communication in daily situations and to participate fully in conversations? Our experience and dedication to our clients will help you achieve independent communication in your daily life.

Swallowing Difficulties

Comprehensive assessment and tailored treatment for swallowing problems to improve your quality of life and enjoyment of eating and drinking again!

Parkinson's disease

Do you want to be heard again and not have to repeat yourself? Do you want to control saliva and enjoy food and drink again? Find out about proven and effective treatment for speech, voice and swallowing difficulties.

Voice disorders

Brief sessions of voice therapy with an experienced therapist can make a significant difference to your voice quality and allow you to enjoy communicating again with a strong voice.

Traumatic brain injury

Following a brain injury, you may have experienced slurred speech, communication problems, cognitive (thinking) difficulties or challenges with social skills for home, community and work that are affecting your ability to return to your previous life.

Stroke

Word finding difficulties, unclear speech, reading, writing/spelling and the ability to express yourself can be improved with targeted therapy that is focused on your goals combined with the support of your family.

Contact us for more details about our comprehensive NDIS services on the Central Coast.