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:
- Learning skills
- Self help skills
- Sensory awareness
- Social skills
Gateways Therapy Team
Gateways has a multi-disciplinary team including skilled speech pathologists, occupational therapists and psychologists.
The team works closely with children and their families to ensure they receive the support and services they need to maximise their:
- Quality and enjoyment of life.
- Potential; and,
- Positive relationships in their community.
Families can choose the services that best suits their situation. These services can be provided at:
- The family home
- The Gateways Children’s Centre at Grovedale, Geelong
- Other locations requested by the family
- Gateways Head Office, Geelong West
- Gateways Office, Werribee (opening January 2018)
Please note that some children with NDIS funding can choose to have a Gateways therapist provide this service at their school. The parent must seek permission from the school Principal prior to this service commencing. The school Principal does have the right to decline this request. Therapy services can not take place at either Barwon Valley School or Nelson Park School, Geelong.
What is the Gateways’ Service Philosophy?
At Gateways we recognise that each child and family is unique and we aim to develop programs that best suit the needs of each individual family. Working together makes best use of the skills and knowledge of the family and professionals.
An assessment of needs is conducted in cooperation with each family and a service plan is developed that responds the family’s priorities.
Research and experience has shown that functional life skills and play activities practised in a range of real life situations allow the child to learn by doing. We are also mindful of the fact that families need to look after, and balance, the needs of the whole family.
How do I find out more information?
For more details about these services contact the Gateways Therapy & Inclusion Support Services Manager via Contact Us or on 5221 2984.
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