NDIS Early Childhood Services
Our Approach to Therapy
Create A Sense of Place uses a variety of different approaches in their therapeutic work, and our Team Members are recruited based on their values, ethics and character qualities which in turn ensure that their approach fits ours.
In all our service provision, we ensure that we are not putting in strategies that actually further silence a person, who may already be silenced. We use strategies that support someone to communicate, as without language, one cannot express their needs.
All Create A Sense of Place Team Members have been adequately screened to ensure they are safe to work with Children. Create A Sense of Place has strict Code of Conducts and Child Safe Policies that ALL Team Members must adhere to.
Our Key Workers hold allied health degrees and provide direct support to the child and their family by:
- Helping the family to navigate the complex systems, both mainstream and disability related.
- Encouraging collaboration between all therapies and service providers in the child’s life
- Liaising with mainstream and disability services to ensure everyone is working towards the same goal(s)
Positive Behavioural Support
Our Early Childhood Positive Behaviour Support Practitioners have qualifications in Social Work, Play Therapy and Psychology with extensive experience working with children.
Our Positive Behaviour Support is human rights focused, using trauma informed care principles. Our job is to support the child to express their emotions, wants and needs safely, and provide the child’s support team with positive strategies that promote independence.
Play Therapy is a method of therapy that helps children to communicate their inner experiences through the use of toys in a safe and therapeutic environment. This type of therapy helps children explore and make sense of their emotions, and sorts out issues and concerns through their play, in a way most suited to them.
Psychology or Counselling
Our Psychologists and Counsellors work with children to help in areas such as learning, behaviour, emotional well being or mental health.
Our Counsellors and Psychologists can provide support in the following areas:
- to help with life’s problems including grief, trauma or relationship issues,
- educational and developmental assessment and support to help with learning difficulties, disorders like ADHD, Bheavioural issues or social skills,
- to help to deal with mental health problems like childhood anxiety and depression.
Our Social Workers have expertise navigating the complexities of the systems and programs that support children with disabilities and/or challenges. Our Social workers can help resolve crisis and strengthen support networks, and pride themselves on having the following skills:
- Listening, learning, and interpreting
- Empathy and compassion
- Ethical professionalism
Our Occupational Therapy program supports children of all ages with physical, sensory, or cognitive challenges and/or disabilities to be as independent as possible in all areas of their lives. We can use a range of assessments to determine what therapy is best suited to the child. Some of the assessments include;
- Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) – the 2 latest versions
- Adaptive Behavior Assessment System (ABAS-3)
- Sensory Profile 2 (SP2)
- Canadian-Occupational-Performance-Measure (COPM