Intensive Therapy Program in Perth

The First Steps team is excited to launch an intensive early intervention therapy program in the January School Holidays for Regional families. Children may be aged from 0-7 years, including children in Year 1 of school.


A five day intensive therapy program based on an individual assessment, in collaboration with the family, to identify the child’s learning profile and areas for further skill development. Each 3 hour session includes 45 minutes individual therapy and skill-based small group therapy. Group size is dependent on skill level, and ranges from 3 to 10 children.

A Key Therapist (Speech Pathologist or Occupational Therapist) will work with the family to develop a therapy program based on your child’s needs and on the results of the assessments conducted. The therapy plan can be integrated with school programs and families can choose to continue phone/video conferencing in Term 1 with their Key Therapist to facilitate integration of therapy goals across home/ school and community settings.


When: January 2018 School Holidays
Monday 15th January – Friday 19th January

Time: 9.00am – 12.00pm daily

Where: Little Stars Shenton Park (Autism Association of WA)

Cost: $2,985.00
(Payment with HCWA funds or private funds. If you have a WA NDIS funding plan, please contact us at firststeps@autism.org.au or call us on 6380 5500 for more information.)

*Note: cost will vary for current First Steps Regional clients and for those parents who are unable to attend the parent training during the week of the program. Your First Steps Advisor or current Key Therapist will confirm the cost with you.


 

Prior to therapy week:

  • Initial Family Consultation for new families via teleconference or Skype.

Monday 15th January:

  • Comprehensive First Steps trans-disciplinary Functional Skills Assessment including review of communication, play & social skills, gross & fine motor skills, sensory processing and cognitive skills – conducted by a transdisciplinary clinical team.

  • Assessment feedback from Key Therapist.

  • A documented therapy program is developed.

  • (Current Regional clients commence individualised program)

Tuesday 16th January:

  • Individualised therapy program (3 hour session with individual and skill-based group therapy).
  • Parent training session (1.5 hrs)

Wednesday 17th January:

  • Individualised therapy program (3 hour session with individual and skill-based group therapy).
  • Behaviour consultation and development of positive behaviour support plans as required.

Thursday 18th January:

  • Individualised therapy program (3 hour session with individual and skill-based group therapy).
  • Development of visual supports and systems for home and school, to facilitate expressive and receptive communication development.
  • Parent training session (1.5 hrs)

Friday 19th January:

  • Individualised therapy program (3 hour session with individual and skill-based group therapy).
  • Parent support coffee morning (1.5hrs).
  • Program feedback from Key Therapist.
 

A termly phone and skype consultation program, including liaison with schools is also available to Regional families and can be commenced at any point. This is weekly or fortnightly phone/skype web consultation with our specialist therapy team which is tailored to meet the therapy needs of your child.

Costs for this program commence at $825.00 per term. Families can then choose to book into the intensive holiday programs or weekly therapy sessions when they are able to get to Perth. Please contact us for further information if you are unable to travel to Perth this January, but are interested in this service.

 

We know the challenges of accessing specialist local therapists in regional areas. We want to develop more therapy options for regional families in the future and we want to hear from you to help us plan and grow our regional services. Complete a simple survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/B5W6JFF


Registration Form – Regional Therapy Program (0-7 years)

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