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Everybody has their own set of strengths, needs and interests. Through individualised therapy, we’re here to help you achieve your own unique goals.

What our services offer

Outreach AnglicareSA Therapeutic Services (OATS) provides individualised therapy, including autism specific supports, to children/young people and adults living with a disability.

Our tailored support pathways can help you achieve you and your family’s goals by understanding your own strengths, needs and interests.

Overview:

  • Adults and children
  • Specialist behaviour support
  • Speech pathology
  • Occupational therapy
  • Family/parent information sessions
  • Developmental education
  • Staff training

How we achieve your needs & goals

OATS therapists are specialised in working with children and adults with varying disabilities and are experienced in using an evidence-based approach to meet each individual’s needs.

Based on the needs of each individual intervention focuses on the core challenges experienced by people with a disability including:

  • Behaviour support
  • Communication
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Social skills
  • Play skills
  • Sensory processing
  • Emotional regulation
  • Fine and gross motor skills
  • Activities of daily living
  • Feeding therapy (group feeding therapy offered in school holidays)

We also provide holistic supports for families, including connecting you to other AnglicareSA services.

Meet the OATS team

Bridget (Manager)

Bridget has been with AnglicareSA for 15 years and has a background in Developmental Education and     Disability support. Bridget is passionate about supporting the needs of all individuals and connecting with our clients and their families to best meet their therapeutic goals. She  has prior experience in managing a range of Disability support programs including; adult and children  day activities and respite. Bridget also manages the Autism Specific Early Leaning and Care Centre (ASELCC) which operates in Prospect for children aged 2-6 years with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Megan (Speech Pathologist | Senior Clinician)

Megan graduated with a Bachelor of Speech Pathology from Flinders University in December 2014. She has a passion for supporting individuals to use communication devices within the community and building functional social skills. Megan has additional qualifications in the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), Pragmatic Organisation Dynamic Display (PODD) including alternative access, Proloquo2go, What’s the Buzz, Colourful Semantics and Hanen: More than Words. Megan was the first employee of the OATS program in 2015. She is also the point of contact for all new customers, NDIS support within the OATS team and is the direct report for the Speech Pathologists.

Kathryn (Speech Pathologist)

Kathryn graduated with a Bachelor of Speech Pathology from Flinders University in December 2015. She has a special interest in supporting individuals with early language development and supporting families and educators to use communication devices. Kathryn has further training in the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), Pragmatic Organisation Dynamic Display (PODD) and Hanen: More than Words, What’s the Buzz, Childhood Apraxia of Speech Treatment Across the Lifespan, Supporting Girls and Women with Autism and providing therapy supports via telehealth.

Kathryn joined the OATS team in 2017.

Amy (Speech Pathologist)

Amy graduated with a Bachelor of Speech Pathology from Flinders University in December 2016. She has a special interest in supporting her customers with feeding difficulties in addition to using communication devices to build expressive communication skills. Amy has additional qualifications in Sequential Oral Sensory Approach to Feeding (SOS), Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), Pragmatic Organisation  Dynamic Display (PODD) including alternative access, What’s the Buzz, Colourful Semantics and Hanen: More than Words.

Amy joined the OATS Team in 2017.

Alycia (Developmental Educator)

Alycia graduated with a double degree of Bachelor of Education and Bachelor of Disability in December 2018. She has a special interest in working with individuals to develop their independence in life skills,   social skills and emotional regulation as well as providing positive behaviour support and using positive reinforcement. Alycia has further training in sexualised behaviours, assessing restrictive practices and providing positive behaviour support.

Alycia joined the OATS team in 2019.

Yvonne (Occupational Therapist| Senior Clinician)

Yvonne graduated with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy) from the University of South Australia in December 2015. She has a passion for supporting her clients to develop independent living skills and managing their emotions. Yvonne has further training in Sleep-Wise management, Circle of Security, Conquering the Wee’s the Poo’s, What’s the Buzz, Traffic Jam in the Brain, Proloquo2go as well as Sensory Processing, Play skills and Movement Difficulties specific to Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Yvonne joined the OATS team in 2016 and is the direct report for the Occupational Therapists.

Bec (Occupational Therapist)

Bec graduated with a Masters of Occupational Therapy from the University of South Australia in December 2015 and has prior experience working within regional South Australia . She has a special interest in supporting individuals with sensory processing and building independence within her clients daily life. Bec has additional qualifications in Traffic Jam in the Brain, Sequential Oral Sensory Approach to Feeding  (SOS), Learning to Conquer the Wees the Poos, What’s the Buzz and Developing Pretend Play Skills.

Bec joined the OATS team in 2016.

Jack (Occupational Therapist)

Jack graduated with a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy from the University of South Australia in  December 2017.  He has a special interest in working with individuals managing behaviours in addition to developing independent living skills. Jack has additional qualifications in  Traffic Jam in  the Brain, What’s the Buzz, Sensory Processing to Executive Functioning and disability sexual health. He also has experience in equipment and home modifications as well as developing housing plans for specialist disability accommodation (SDA).

Jack joined the OATS team in 2018.

Vicki (Occupational Therapist)

Vicki graduated with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy) from the University of South Australia in December 2016 and has prior experience working in a number of private practices across metropolitan Adelaide. She has a passion for supporting children and families to achieve positive therapy outcomes.

Vicki has further training in the Sleepwise Program, DIR Floortime and Traffic Jam in my Brain. Vicki joined the OATS team in 2019.

 

Alex (Service Support Officer)

Alex has been with AnglicareSA since 2016 has a large knowledge base in NDIS financial support, Medicare schemes and electronic databases. She is passionate about supporting the therapists with resource making, customer follow up and enrolments. Alex has training by Sue Larkey — Teaching Strategies and Behaviour Support for Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Siji (Service Support Officer)

Siji joined AnglicareSA in 2021 as a support across the Autism Services programs. She has prior experience working in non-for-profit organisations and is passionate about supporting the therapy teams and meeting the program’s billing needs.

Hannah (Behaviour Support Practitioner)

Hannah graduated with a Bachelor of Education (Primary R-7/Special Education) and Bachelor of Disability Studies from Flinders University in 2017. She is passionate about working with individuals and their support networks to develop Positive Behaviour Support Plans, to reduce the use of restrictive practices, implement person-centred strategies and improve the person’s overall quality of life. She has prior experience assessing restrictive practices, developing individualised plans and delivering 1:1 therapy, targeting emotional regulation and social skill development. Hannah has further training in Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) and is qualified in Mental Health First Aid. Hannah joined the OATS team in 2020.

Ella (Speech Pathologist)

Ella graduated with a Bachelor of Speech Pathology from Flinders University in December 2019. She has a passion for reducing behaviour using a range of communication devices and supporting the development of receptive and expressive language. Ella has additional qualifications in the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), Pragmatic Organisation Dynamic Display (PODD), Traffic Jam in my Brain and evidence based behaviour and Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Ella joined the OATS team in 2019.

Bec (Speech Pathologist)

Bec graduated with a Bachelor of Speech Pathology from Flinders University in December 2018 and has prior experience working in private practice in metropolitan South Australia. She has a special interest in           supporting individuals with speech sound disorders and using Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) to support complex communication needs. Bec has further training in Childhood Apraxia of Speech and Clinical Education.

Bec joined the OATS Team in 2020.

Isabella (Speech Pathologist)

Isabella  graduated with a Bachelor of Speech Pathology from Flinders University in December 2020 with a broad range of placement  and employment experience in paediatrics and disability. She is an enthusiastic clinician who enjoys integrating creativity and her customers interests into her therapy sessions as well as early language development.

Isabella joined the OATS Team in 2020.

Georgia (Occupational Therapist)

Georgia graduated with a Masters of Occupational Therapy from the University of South Australia in December 2020 and has placement and employment experience in paediatrics and disability. She is passionate about supporting children and their families through therapy tailored to their needs and preferences. Georgia has a particular interest in sensory processing and emotional regulation.

Georgia joined the OATS team in January 2020.

Opening Hours & Location

Therapy sessions are offered:

  • Monday to Friday | 8am-6pm

We aim to provide services at flexible times and locations that best suit the individual, whether it’s at your home, school, childcare or at AnglicareSA sites across metro Adelaide.

Want to know more?

Get in touch with our friendly team today and find out how we can tailor options to best support you. Call or fill in the form below and we’ll get back to you.

1800 953 001


AnglicareSA is a registered NDIS provider

Locations

  • Daphne Street

    26 Daphne St
    Prospect, South Australia

    1800 953 001

  • OATS Playford

    Playford Boulevard
    The Clock Tower, Elizabeth, South Australia

    1800 953 001