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Therapy Services

Price List

Please see below for current prices

Music Therapy

What is Music Therapy?

Music therapy is a research-based practice and profession in which music is used to actively support people as they strive to improve their health, functioning and wellbeing.

Music Therapy is the planned and creative use of music within and through a therapeutic relationship. Music therapy works on non-musical goals and differs from music education and entertainment.

 

How can Autism Advisory and Support Service (AASS) assist you?

At the Autism Advisory and Support Service (AASS) our registered Music Therapist provides 30 minute individual and group therapy sessions to help individuals with Autism. Music Therapy can support children, adolescents and young adults with:

  • Social skills
  • Behavioural issues and challenges
  • Cognitive skills
  • Physical and sensory needs of an individual

 

Our registered Music Therapist is eligible to provide services under FaHCSIA: Helping Children with Autism funding and the NDIS.

AASS Music Therapy Brochure June 2016 (A4)

Speech Therapy

What is a Speech Pathologist?

Speech Pathologists assess and help people with communication disorders.

This includes difficulties with speaking, listening, understanding language, reading, writing, social skills, stuttering and using voice.

They also help people who experience difficulties with eating and drinking.

 

How can Autism Advisory and Support Service (AASS) assist you?

Our Speech Pathologists work closely with you to provide therapy sessions that are tailored to help individuals with autism. Intervention can be provided at our centre in Liverpool or in the community (eg. home, childcare, school, respite, day program and work placement).

Our Speech Pathologists can support you or your family member with:

  • Improving and supporting different types of communication (Verbal and nonverbal)
  • Play skills
  • Socials skills
  • Training communication partners (e.g. parents and teachers)
  • Support transitions to school or work Our Speech Pathologists are eligible to provide services under Medicare, FaHCSIA: Helping Children with Autism funding, HICAPS and the NDIS.

AASS SPEECH Brochure June 2016 (A4)

Behaviour Support

Positive Behaviour Support (PBS)

PBS assists individuals and their families by assessing the purpose of problem behaviours and then replacing these behaviours with alternate, functional behaviours. For behavaiour change to occur, changes to the environment as well as the implementation of replacement behaviours is required. Our staff will work with you to change behaviour, they will help with the development and implementation of strategies.

The PBS process involves collecting information about the behaviours through a Functional Behavioural Assessment and other observation methods. This assists our staff in identifying what triggers the behaviour, where and when the behaviour is most likely to occur, and the functions of the behaviour. Once the Functional Behavioural Assessment is completed, the next stage involves planning, designing, and implementing a behaviour support plan.

When implementing a behavioural support plan, specific strategies, including teaching individuals to use their strengths to compensate for deficits in certain areas, are put in place with the use of reinforcements and motivators to encourage meaningful behaviours across all environments.   

AASS BEHAVIOUR SUPPORT Brochure June 2016 (A4) (002)

 

Occupational Therapy

What is an Occupational Therapist?

Occupational Therapists (OT’s) assist people to participate in their everyday occupations. An ‘occupation’ being an activity that occupies a person’s time such as school, work, play, rest and self-care activities.

Occupational therapy is the use of assessment and treatment to develop the daily living skills of people with a physical, mental, or cognitive disorder. OT’s focus much of their work on identifying and eliminating environmental barriers to independence and participation in daily activities.

Occupational therapy is a client-centered practice that places emphasis on the progress towards the client's goals. Interventions focus on adapting the environment, modifying the task, teaching the skill, and educating the individual and their family in order to increase participation in and performance of daily activities.

 

How can Autism Advisory and Support Service (AASS) assist you?

Our Occupational Therapists work closely with you to provide therapy sessions that are tailored to help individuals with autism. Intervention can be provided at our centre in Liverpool or in the community (eg. home, childcare, school, respite, day program and work placement).

Our Occupational Therapists can support you or your family member with:

  • assisting with sensory processing difficulties through participation in fun activities in a sensory rich environment.
  • environmental and activity modification and/or adaptations
  • helping achieve developmental milestones such as fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination
  • promote skill development and independence in all daily activities
  • educating and involving parents, carers and others to facilitate the development and learning of childrenFor more information or to make an appointment, please call (02)9601 2844
  • Our Occupational Therapists are eligible to provide services under Medicare, FaHCSIA: Helping Children with Autism funding, HICAPS and the NDIS.  

AASS OT Brochure June 2016 (A4)

 

Psychology

Psychology Services

At the Autism Advisory and Support Service (AASS) our Psychologist provides a range of services including individual therapy and assessment services.

Individual therapy can provide support with:

  • Behavioural and emotional (e.g., anxiety, depression) difficulties
  • Developing adaptive coping skills
  • Transitioning to school

We offer the following assessments:

  • Diagnostic assessments of intellectual disability and autism spectrum disorder
  • Adaptive Functioning assessments
  • Intelligence and achievement assessments
  • Mental Health Assessment

 

 Our Psychologist is eligible to provide services under Medicare, FaHCSIA: Helping Children with Autism funding, HICAPS and the NDIS.

AASS Psychology Brochure June 2016 (A4)

 

Major Sponsors

Mounties
Canterbury Leagues
Liverpool Catholic Club

The Autism Advisory and Support Service (AASS) provides a range of services to support, advocate, help educate and guide families who have a family member with Autism as well as the greater community. Currently operating on donations and CDSE grants, AASS have proudly accomplished the opening of an Autism Community House in Liverpool, a 24 Hour Autism Hotline, Support Groups, Social Groups, Parent Workshops and lots more ...

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