Developmental Education Assistants have a wide range of skills including, but not limited to supporting participants to increase capacity through education, counselling and practical hand on support.
Occupational Therapy Assistants build on strengths and difficulties and support participants with practical solutions to increase individual skills. Occupational Therapist can support participants with fine and gross motor skills, sensory processing, daily living skills and social skills just to name a few.
Social work assistants provide support and counselling to assist with conflict resolution, understanding relationships and friendships and support in major life changes and trauma.
Speech Therapists support participants with communication disorders including all areas of verbal and non-verbal language, including but not limited to understanding of language, listening, speaking, reading and writing and social skills.
Physiotherapy Assistants support participants to build musculoskeletal development, motor impairment, orthopedic issues, rehabilitation. Coordination issues and developmental challenges through a range of treatment programs designed by a qualified physiotherapist.
Dietitian assistants will promote positive behaviours concerning nutrition and dietary benefits. They will teach and inform participants about the many benefits of nutrition and the impact it has on health and disease prevention. They will support participants with eating complications and sensory issues in relation to fussy eating.
Exercise physiology Assistants will promote the benefits of activity to improve mobility, manage pain, increase strength, improve fitness, improve walking gait and balance and generally improving quality of life, independence and wellbeing.
Education Assistants will support participants in skill building and to implement learnings directed by an allied health professional and possibly educators. Education assistants will determine the appropriate learning styles of the participants and adapt their delivery as required.
Podiatry Assistants support participants with treatment of a variety of foot and leg problems that may be associated with the disability they are living with. This may include maintenance and exercise support.
Assistance to support participants with understanding, prevention and treatment of developmental, social and emotional, cognitive processing by obtaining a good understanding of thought processes and actions through supporting positive resolutions which may cause the behaviours and emotions of concern.
Mentors are individuals who share knowledge, experience and understanding. Mentors provide effective techniques and skill development with the aim to act as role models. A mentor promotes skill development and aims to build self-confidence, independence and capacity to the person they are mentoring.
Nursing Assistants can provide support with tasks such as dressing, feeding, personal care, bowel and bladder care, assistants to nursing with toileting and catheter care and personal care. Nurses can assist with a range of motion exercises. Depending on appropriate training nursing assistance may be able to support with medicine administration.
Music and Art therapists provide the opportunity for people to express emotions within an atmosphere of comfort and relaxation. Individuals may join in the making of music or choose to listen - or both. Therapeutic experiences may include song writing, music performances, vocal or musical improvisation. Art therapy involves the use of creative techniques such as drawing, painting, collage, colouring, or sculpting to help people express themselves artistically. Benefits from therapy can include; improvement of self-management, decrease symptoms of depression build self-esteem and reduce stress, just to name a few.