Gateways specialist therapy services are developed with you, for you, based on your strengths and goals
Gateways provides a range of individual and group based programs to support children and adults who have a disability or developmental delay.
Our Therapy and Inclusion team have expertise in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), developmental delays, intellectual disabilities such as Down syndrome and other disabilities and complex medical needs. We can provide Psychology, Speech Pathology and Occupational Therapy services to children between the ages of 0-12. We do currently provide Occupational Therapy assessments for adolescents and adults in Geelong.
The Gateways experienced and qualified team work with families to foster your child’s physical, communication, self-help and intellectual development, while also nurturing their self esteem, confidence and social skills. They can also help your child to successfully participate in a range of mainstream programs. Our staff understand that each family needs an individually tailored plan of supports. They will respect and build on your family priorities and work with you on the changes that are important to your family.
Therapy services can be provided using funding, depending on your location and your child’s development, through either:
- National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
- Helping Children with Autism Initiative (HCWA) or
- Better Start initiative
We will always try to work with you to accommodate your needs, however depending on the type of therapy you are
requesting there may be a wait for some services.
We wouldn’t be where we are without the help of Gateways. The intensive early intervention we got made a massive difference. Everything you think of when you think when you think of autism, that was just how he was at 15 months. Josh is now functioning, like a developing typical child, no one ever sees it anymore. So to go from that extreme to where he is today, it’s just amazing. Without Gateways I don’t know if Josh would be in mainstream school now. Brooke, parent.
How can I find out more?
For more information please contact Gateways Therapy & Inclusion Support Manager via Contact Us or call 5221 2984.
The Gateways Early Years Assessment & Therapy team work in partnership with families to provide a range of children’s services to promote the development, well-being and opportunities for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), a development delay, intellectual disabilities such as Down syndrome and other disabilities or additional needs. Our wide range of programs and therapy...
Gateways provides therapy services for children with developmental delay, autism spectrum disorder or a diagnosed disability, and their families. The aim of these services is to help develop the child’s: Communication Learning skills Self help skills Sensory awareness Social skills Behaviour Gateways has a multi-disciplinary team including skilled speech pathologists, occupational therapists and psychologists. The...
Our occupational therapists can support adults by carrying out an assessment of independent living skills. They will provide recommendations on how to maximise independence and provide needed support. For more details about our adults assessment and therapy services contact the Gateways Therapy & Inclusion Support Manager.