Following an assessment by an allied health professional, our team of therapy assistants help identify and diagnose difficulties, provide education about their condition, make treatment recommendations, design and develop treatment programs, and deliver specialised treatment or therapeutic interventions for our participants. Therapy assistants help implement treatment plans in conjunction with allied health professionals.
A therapy assistant conducts therapeutic-related activities under the guidance of an allied health professional who provides direct, indirect, or remote supervision.
Our therapy assistants are intern psychologists who have a bachelor’s degree in psychology and receive ongoing training, supervision, and support from their supervisors to ensure that the work they perform is to an acceptable standard.
Having a therapy assistant helping with participant therapy programs promotes therapeutic activities with participant funding and therefore, participants get the most out of their NDIS funding.
Therapy assistants monitor the completion and progress of the activities/exercises being implemented by the support workers and adjustments are made, as required. They report the progress to their supervisor. The reporting system allows the clinical team to observe the changes faster and intervene more often. It enables an agile and flexible approach for therapeutic assistance. This approach will broaden the benefits of the therapeutic support where the treatment efforts are not limited to therapy sessions. Further, this approach offers great opportunities for participants to develop skills and independence and to improve their engagement in social and community settings.