Category: Assessment & therapy

September #movewithgateways challenge now on

#movewithgateways is our monthly competition to keep you having fun, learning new skills and staying connected wherever you are! Congratulations to Jack, the winner of our first monthly challenge in which people were invited to...
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Short bursts deliver big results with online therapy

A little can go a long way as many of our online therapy clients are discovering. With feelings of Zoom fatigue and too much screen time common, it can be easy to dismiss online therapy...
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Fiction With Friends building social links for kids during pandemic restrictions

Amid the unpredictability of COVID-19 a creative new program is helping kids with developmental disabilities build social skills and confidence from the comfort of their homes. With lockdown measures in place, Gateways Support Services Occupational...
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New research into understanding childhood leisure activities

Congratulations to Gateways Support Services occupational therapist Emily Lugton on having her research into accurate reporting of children’s activity choices published. Occupational therapists are encouraged to use specific surveys – or scales – that allow...
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Local knowledge and personal care make great support coordination in Warrnambool

With a son requiring round-the-clock care and a busy teenage daughter with autism, Warrnambool resident Grace relies on the local knowledge and advice of her Gateways Support Coordinator. Over the past eight years, Grace says...
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Bright Sparks building social skills through small group play in term 3

Play is an important part of a child’s development; but it doesn’t come easily to everyone.   Tarneit mother of three, Liane, says her children, Kye, 9, and 6-year-old twins Lyla and Ayva, all struggle with high anxiety and social skills.   So when...
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Gateways Online Therapy ensures children and teens can keep working towards goals during lockdowns

Six-year-old Raymond usually has his occupational and speech therapy sessions at school. But while he is home with his family during the COVID-19 pandemic, he accessing these important supports online. His Dad, Lingan, says this...
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Therapy meets recreation in bright new program

Fun-filled sessions of science, craft, cooking and more are helping kids reach their NDIS goals in the new Bright Sparks program. The booked-out program, which started last month in Werribee, provides a group therapy option...
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Pizza and therapy delivering life skills

The enticing waft of homemade pizza during an occupational therapy session has led to a fledging business for Geelong brothers Charles and Dan. Each month, staff at Gateways Albert St have the chance to order...
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New playgroup for kids with developmental delay in Melbourne’s west

This new therapist-supported playgroup in Wyndham is helping children aged 2-4 years build their social skills, flexibility, sensory regulation and ability to follow routines. It’s also giving parents and carers a chance to connect with...
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