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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.

Outreach AnglicareSA Therapeutic Services (OATS) provides individualised therapy and support to children, young people, and adults living with disability.

Our team works holistically and collaboratively with you and your support network to make a meaningful difference. We are focused on understanding your strengths, needs, and interests, and using these to provide targeted support to achieve your goals.

Our team

OATS therapists are specialised in working with children, young people, and adults with a range of disabilities. We are experienced in using evidence-based practices with over 55 years of cumulative experience. We provide flexible and adaptive services to assist you and your support network.

Our therapists work to deliver targeted therapy to support:

  • Communication and social skills
  • Play skills
  • Sensory processing
  • Emotional regulation
  • Fine and gross motor skills
  • Daily living activities

Our team has additional training in a variety of evidence-based augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) programs and strategies. This includes Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), Pragmatic Organisation Dynamic Display (PODD), Proloquo2go, Colourful Semantics, and Hanen: More Than Words. We also offer programs to support emotional and social development, such as What’s the Buzz.

Our therapists are specialised in programs that target daily living activities. These include feeding programs such as Sequential Oral Sensory Approach to Feeding (SOS), toileting programs such as Learning to Conquer the Wee’s and Poo’s, sleep programs such as the SleepWise Program, as well as sensory and emotional regulation programs such as Zones of Regulation, and Traffic Jam in My Brain. Our therapists are also trained in Circle of Security to support connections within your family.

Our services

Speech Pathology

Speech Pathologists support our customers with their communication and social skills. They provide therapy to assist with speaking, listening, and understanding language, as well as providing augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) strategies for people with complex communication needs.

Our Speech Pathologists empower their customers to use their voice and express themselves. They support customers with mealtime management, including swallowing and feeding difficulties to safely eat, drink and explore a range of foods. This can be offered in the following formats:

  • One-on-one. Therapist and customer.
  • Providing programs for families to implement at home
  • Consultation with families and teachers
  • Group sessions and workshops

All our approaches and interventions are evidence based and we will work with you to determine which approach works best for you. As part of this process, your therapist will utilise evidence-based assessments.

Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapists support our customers to do their everyday tasks that they want to do or need to do. This might include their activities of daily living, such as toileting, dressing, and eating. It might also include activities such as sleep, work, education, play, and social participation.

Occupational Therapists can help you to improve or regain your independence by developing your skills, using different techniques or equipment, or changing the environment.

Our occupational therapists assist our customers with routines and emotional and sensory regulation. This allows customers to more effectively participate in their daily tasks while meeting their sensory needs. This can be offered in the following formats:

  • One-on-one. Therapist and customer.
  • Providing programs for families to implement at home
  • Consultation with families and teachers
  • Group sessions and workshops

All our approaches and interventions are evidence based and we will work with you to determine which approach works best for you. As part of this process, your therapist will utilise evidence-based assessments.

Developmental Education

Developmental Educators can provide support to customers from infancy to adulthood, improving their overall quality of life and supporting them to reach their goals. This support is tailored to the individual based on their individual needs. It could be support with the development of functional life skills including social, communication, emotional and behavioural regulation, as well as support to carry out daily routines.

They will liaise with families, services providers, other allied health professionals, and community members to increase choice, control and social inclusion for our customers.

This can be offered in the following formats:

  • One-on-one. Therapist and customer.
  • Providing programs for families to implement at home
  • Consultation with families and teachers
  • Group sessions and workshops

All our approaches and interventions are evidence based and we will work with you to determine which approach works best for you. As part of this process, your therapist will utilise evidence-based assessments.

Behaviour Support

Positive Behaviour Support is built on the values of dignity, respect, and empathy, and focusses on a person’s strengths, interests, and skills.

Our registered Behaviour Support Practitioners conduct assessments to determine the purpose or ‘function’ of behaviours of concern and to develop Positive Behaviour Support Plans. These plans include person-centred and evidence-based strategies, focussing on skill development and setting up the customer’s environment to meet their needs.

Our team assess and review restrictive practices to develop interim and comprehensive plans that are lodged with the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission.

Working in consultation with the individual, their family, carers, and other support people, our practitioners provide long-term support and training to implement the plans developed and to monitor outcomes.

As experts in their field, our team offer training in Regulated Restrictive Practice to professionals within the sector.

Groups, Professional Development, and Parent Information Sessions

Our team offer therapeutic groups and programs, family and parent information sessions, and professional development training opportunities for employees.

We provide holistic supports for families, including connecting you to other AnglicareSA services. These programs include:

  • Food School
  • Mealtime Management
  • Hanen: More than Words
  • Emotional and social development program ‘What’s the Buzz’
  • Independent Living Skills workshops
  • Self-Advocacy workshops, and more.

These sessions are run by qualified multidisciplinary therapists from our team and aimed to be delivered for our customers but may present as opportunities for professional development for other allied health practitioners.

We are keen to tailor and coordinate our services to meet your needs. If there is a particular skill or theme that you wish to develop, please get in touch to discuss how we can best support you.

Got questions?

For more information or to express interest in our services, please get in touch with our friendly team.

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