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Positive Behaviour Supports (PBS)

Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) is a person-centred framework for providing support in situations where there is, or there is a risk of, challenging behaviour.

Challenging behaviour is persistent behaviour that puts the physical safety of people at risk or that causes difficulties and limits a person’s ability to have a good life. Behaviour is called ‘challenging’ because it challenges everyone who supports the person to understand why it is happening and to work together to find a solution.

PBS understands that challenging behaviour occurs for a reason and communicates important information about a person’s stress, distress and skill development.

Support involves working closely with the person, their family and others to help support them with their behaviours of concern. This may include regulated restrictive practices that are monitored by the NDIS Commission, with the primary purpose of protecting the person or others from harm and a reduction in these practices over time.

Occupational Therapy (OT)

OT and Children & Young People


  • Occupational therapy helps young people to become independent in all areas of life
  • Skill development includes self-care tasks (wearing clothes, tooth brushing, toileting) social and emotional learning, school related activities (handwriting, routine) and participation (playing with friends)
  • Occupational therapists work closely with parents, teachers and educators in order to facilitate the participants’ participation in school, community and at home.

OT and People with Disabilities


  • Occupational therapy can assist people with physical and cognitive disabilities (from birth or acquired) to achieve independent living skills, reintegrate into the community, and explore meaningful productive roles
  • Occupational therapists work across different settings, such as in-home, community, school and with supported independent living (SIL) residences

We Provide the Following Services:


  • Functional Capacity Assessments
  • Assistive Technology Assessment
    (equipment prescription and recommendation)
  • Home Safety Assessment
  • Home Modification
  • Initial Assessment and Ongoing Therapy Services

Speech Pathology

Speech pathologists’ study, diagnose and treat communication disorders, including difficulties with speaking, listening, understanding language, reading, writing, social skills, stuttering and using voice. They work with people who have difficulty communicating because of developmental delays, stroke, brain injuries, learning disability, intellectual disability, cerebral palsy, dementia, and hearing loss, as well as other problems that can affect speech and language (speechpathology.com.au).

Our therapists are strong believers that everyone, no matter the disability, has the right to autonomous communication and the right to learn to read and write. We use a range of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) systems to ensure that everyone has equal access to the communication method of their choice. We provide assessment, intervention, parent/caregiver training for a range of communication difficulties, tailored to the individuals’ needs and life.

Speech Pathology for Children


Our paediatric speech pathologists are enthusiastic and experienced in working with children and their families to target areas such as:

  • Speech: Intelligibility and clarity
  • Expressive Language: The use of words, sentences, gestures and writing to convey messages to others
  • Receptive Language: Comprehension of language
  • Socio-Emotional Development: Understanding who they are, what they are feeling and what to expect when interacting with others
  • Stuttering
  • Play Skills and Development
  • Early Intervention Supports
  • Fussy Eating and Mealtime Support
  • Functional Communication: Communicating in real life and transferring skills outside of the therapy room
  • Assistive Technology for Communication: Assessment, recommendation and implementation
  • Education for parents and caregivers on areas of need
  • Play and social group-based intervention
  • Development and education on communication friendly environments

Speech Pathology for Adolescents and Adults


Our speech pathologists offer a range of services to adolescents and adults in need of support. Our therapists offer support in:

  • Speech: Intelligibility and clarity
  • Expressive Language: The use of words, sentences, gestures and writing to convey messages to others
  • Receptive Language: Comprehension of language
  • Voice
  • Stuttering
  • Functional Communication: Communicating in real life and transferring skills outside of the therapy room
  • Socio-Emotional Development: Understanding who they are, what they are feeling, sense of purpose and belonging, and what to expect when interacting with others
  • Self-Advocacy
  • Cognitive Communication: Orientation, attention, memory, problem solving and executive functions
  • Transgender Voice Therapy
  • Sensory Support for Communication: Hearing, vision and touch
  • Assistive Technology for Communication: Assessment, recommendation and implementation
  • Education and training for informal and formal supports in the person’s life
  • Development and education on communication friendly environments

Specific Services we offer include:


Speech Pathology Initial Consult: This includes travel to your preferred location, an initial case history, informal observation of the person and recommendations for further assessment, therapy or other services. Minimum of 2.5 hours required.

Speech Pathology Assessment: This includes travel to your preferred location, an initial case history, formal and/or informal assessment and a comprehensive assessment report encompassing strategies, goals and recommendations. The amount of time taken to complete the assessment may vary and will be discussed within your initial consultation. A minimum of 6 hours required.

Ongoing Therapy: Can be delivered weekly, fortnightly, monthly or periodically and will vary depending on the participant’s needs. This will be discussed in initial consultation and/or assessment. Minimum hours to be determined by frequency of supports.

Assistive Technology Assessment and Report: Communication assessment, along with assessment and trial of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) device. The amount of time taken to complete the assessment may vary and will be discussed within your initial assessment. Minimum of 10 hours required.

Training for staff, caregivers or family members on strategies for communication device or communication strategies. Minimum of 6 hours required.

Psychology

Our dedicated team of psychologists strive for the best possible outcomes for people living with disability. We support people of all ages and abilities, and partner with your family and support people to work towards your goals together.

Our Services


At My Therapy Australia, our psychologists provide specialised assessment, diagnosis and treatment of mental health, behavioural and emotional conditions for people of all ages.

For those with an NDIS plan, that includes funding for therapeutic supports, our team of psychologists can offer you:

  • Psychological and cognitive assessments
  • Evidence-based psychological management and intervention
  • Counselling

How You Benefit


Our psychology service offers a broad variety of benefits for NDIS participants, including an improved ability for you to relate to family and friends, connect with your local community and enrich your quality of life.

There is strong evidence for the benefits of psychology for a range of participants, including those living with physical, psychosocial, neurological, sensory, cognitive and intellectual disability.

We can support your mental healthcare needs in the following ways:

  • Specialised assessment, diagnosis and treatment of mental health, behavioural and emotional conditions to help you develop and work towards your goals
  • Assessment of cognitive or intellectual functioning to guide treatment or vocational goals
  • Rehabilitation and management of cognitive difficulties, such as problems with memory, attention and planning
  • Support with adjustment to a new health condition or challenges related to a lifelong disability
  • Support around issues including grief, loss, depression, self-esteem, motivation, goal setting, anger, social skills identity, interpersonal conflict and managing fatigue
  • Identifying strategies to better cope with stress, life changes and connections with others
  • Help with all types of disability, including physical and intellectual conditions