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Therapy Services

 

DSA Enhance Health Service team offer a range of therapy services to meet your individual needs. These include Medicare, Better Start and Helping Children with Autism. All services are provided by our qualified and experienced psychologists and speech pathologists.

Our SIS team has experience providing services across all life stages.

Medicare Services

Better Access to mental health care.

Open to anyone of any age. You will need to get a referral from your GP for either a Mental Health Care Plan or a Chronic Disease Management Plan.

Helping Children with Autism Funding

You have to be between 0 and 7 years old, been diagnosed with Autism and have a letter from the Autism Advisory Service. You need to provide the letter and referral when attending the appointment.

You can access Speech Pathologists and Psychologists under this service.

Helping children with Autism Funding has three Medicare items:

  • Assessment and diagnostic support for children under the age of 13.
  • Early Intervention 0 to 7 for Speech Pathology and Psychological services.
  • Early Intervention Treatment Services following diagnosis for additional Medicare Items up to 20 sessions per child. 

Better Start for Children with a Disability Initiative

The Better Start Initiative is similar to the Helping Children with autism initiative but with different eligibility requirements. Please refer to the Department of Social Services website for more information Better Start for Children with a Disability.

DSA provides Psychological and Speech Pathology services under this initiative.

Behaviour Support

DSA is the provider for ADHC funded Behaviour Support Services in the Inner West and South East Sydney Local Government Areas. If you are a person with a disability or if you care for someone with a disability and live within these LGA's you may be eligible to access these services.

To be eligible you need to have a disability and be between the ages of 0-65 years, but priority is given to people who are 12 years old and over.

DSA Specialist Intervention Services offers all programs as a fee for service and includes:

  • Behaviour Intervention and support:
  • Speech Pathology Services
  • Psychology Assessments
  • Legal Reports (Guardianship/Court)
  • Individual Assessment (specific disability, mental health, sexual knowledge assessment etc.)
  • Cognitive adaptive, functional analysis, support needs, eligibility, communication and vocational
  • Counselling
  • Training for staff, parents, community groups, schools, GP's and other professional groups
  • Group Work for skill development
  • Consultation

Training

“Healthy People Healthy Workplace" Creating a mentally healthy work environment.

  • Behaviour Support Training
  • Burn Out and Boundaries
  • Supporting people with Dual or Complex diagnosis
  • Training around specific disabilities and mental health concerns
  • Training can be tailored to meet your organisations specific needs/requirements

Services for people receiving DSA services

We also provide services to people with a disability who live in DSA supported accommodation and who have challenging behaviours. Staff who support these people are also offered services from SIS.

The services offered to DSA clients and staff include:

  • Generic psychology services
  • Psychology assessments- Cognitive adaptive, functional analysis, support needs, eligibility, communication and vocational.
  • Specialist Intervention- Behaviour and communication support
  •  Program Support
  • 24hr on call crisis support for DSA Lifestyle and mentoring staff
  • Consultation and Information on challenging behaviours, various disability types and their impacts on a person's life, mental illness and support strategies
  • Customised training for staff
  • Community Awareness and education programs
  • Counselling

Graduate Supervision Program

We offer a supervision program to gain registration with the Psychology Board of Australia. Registration in line with:

  • 4+2 Pathway
  • 5+1 Pathway
  • Masters

For more information visit the Enhance Health Service website or free call on 1300 372 747.

Disclaimer

Under NSW Psychologists Act, DSA Enhance Health Service has a right to breach confidentiality and privacy of information if any risk of intended harm is identified.

DSA Consultants working with children are mandatory reporters as per the Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Act 1998.

Assisting Ruby and her family

Ramesh and Layla have a 4 and a half year old daughter Ruby. They've noticed Ruby is showing signs of delayed speech development and some behavioural outbursts among other issues. Ramesh and Layla take Ruby to their Paediatrician. The Paediatrician refers Ruby to DSA Psychologist and DSA Speech Pathologist for Autism/Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD) Assessment. Ruby's assessments are returned to the Paediatrician for a diagnosis. Ruby is diagnosed with Austism.

Ramesh and Layla contact the Autism Advisory Service.

Ruby is accepted into the Dept Families, Housing Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA) " Helping Children With Autism" initiative.

Through DSA Ruby accesses Speech pathology and Psychological Services for Early intervention with her FaHCSIA funding. The family can access the additional 20 sessions under Medicare as they require them.

Last Modified: 28/10/2016 1:01 PM