How We Work With You

Therapy support involves the process of:

  • connecting with people to develop trust in the relationship
  • deciding what is important at the time and what is next
  • assessing the current abilities, supports and environment
  • developing goals and implementation plans based on what people want to do next
  • working towards a meaningful outcome using different therapy approaches
  • seeing how far we have come.

This is not a “straight line” and the amount of time spent on each of these steps is variable.  Sometimes it is fast, and sometimes this takes time

At all appointments, please ask questions, have a yarn, drink a coffee and be in involved in making choices and decisions.

How we work with you:

Develop supports individuals across the lifespan to participate in their important activities.  Our aim is to learn about each person’s strengths to support growth and change.  Our therapy supports working towards these goals by focusing on what matters to each person and their family or supports.  We work on developing meaningful relationships with our clients to understand what they need, want and delight in doing.

We always:

  • Value each person, their choices, families and supports, and beliefs
  • Listen to understand what is important now and the impact of past experiences on going forward
  • Respect diversity
  • Explore strengths to facilitate participation
  • Celebrate the small steps to achieving larger goals
  • Promote positive relationships

Therapy at Develop:

  • Relates to the daily tasks of each individual
  • Creates a safe space to explore and try new challenges
  • Uses different and varied approaches to meet the current needs
  • Fosters the ability to cope with transitions, new situations and disappointments
  • Enables success and a sense of achievement
  • Facilitates access to each individual’s key environments

Assessments and therapeutic interventions may include:

  • Using activities or exercises to develop skills and work towards goals
  • Equipment and assistive technology prescription
  • Exploring new methods and ways of doing things
  • Modifying key environments, including the home
  • Connection with a group
  • Chatting
  • Playing and creating
  • Telehealth consultations
  • Collaboration and communication
  • Functional Capacity Assessment
  • Home Living and Safety Assessments

How we deliver services

  • In-clinic therapy
  • School/kindy based therapy
  • Home based therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Telehealth sessions
  • Community facilities




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