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.
- 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
- 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 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) in Prospect for children aged two to six 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), Proloquo2go, What’s the Buzz, Colourful Semantics and Hanen: More than Words. She is also the point of contact for NDIS support within the OATS team and is the direct report for the speech and occupational therapists.
Megan was the first employee of the OATS program in 2015.
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 and Childhood Apraxia of Speech Treatment Across the Lifespan.
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 clients 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), 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 and emotional regulation as well as providing positive behaviour support and using positive reinforcement. Alycia has further training in assessing restrictive practices and providing positive behaviour support.
Alycia joined the OATS team in 2019.
Yvonne (Occupational Therapist)
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 Wees the Poos, What’s the Buzz, Traffic Jam in the Brain, Proloquo2go as well as Sensory Processing and Movement Difficulties specific to Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Yvonne joined the OATS team in 2016.
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, the Sequential Oral Sensory Approach to Feeding (SOS), 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. He has experience supporting a broad range of child ages. Jack has additional qualifications in Traffic Jam in the Brain, What’s the Buzz, Sensory Processing to Executive Functioning and 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.
Rachel (Occupational Therapist)
Rachel graduated with a Masters of Speech Pathology from Griffith University in December 2016 and has prior experience working in SA Health. She is passionate about supporting individuals with complex communication conditions from a relational and attachment framework. She has a special interest in working with people from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) backgrounds and those who experience co-morbid mental health challenges. Rachel has further training in Theraplay®, complex developmental trauma and mental health.
Rachel joined the OATS Team in 2019.
Alex (Service Support Officer)
Alex has been with AnglicareSA since 2016 and has a large knowledge base in NDIS financial support, Medicare schemes and electronic databases. She is the most helpful person in the team, supporting the therapists with resource making, client follow up and enrolments. Alex has training by Sue Larkey — Teaching Strategies and Behaviour Support for Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Opening Hours & Location
Therapy sessions are offered:
- Monday to Friday | 8am-6pm
- Saturday | 9am-1pm
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.
Please get in touch with our friendly team to find out more about enrollment:
AnglicareSA is a registered NDIS provider
26 Daphne St
Prospect, South Australia
1800 953 001
The Clock Tower, Elizabeth, South Australia
1800 953 001