OATS provides individualised Occupational Therapy and Speech Pathology for children/young people and adults living with a disability.
What the service offers
Outreach AnglicareSA’s Therapeutic Services (OATS) offers individualised occupational therapy and speech pathology for individuals living with a disability.
Our therapists are experienced in delivering flexible and individualised therapy that supports pathways to achieving goals in the individual’s life. Our quality services are offered in a flexible way by taking into account each person’s strengths, needs and interests.
What supports do we offer
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, which can include making connections into other Anglicare SA services.
How do I access the service?
Referrals can be made by contacting the NDIS Customer Advocate Team on 1800 953 001 or email [email protected].
Our friendly team will support you with the enrolment to the OATS service as well as support you to make connections into other services needed to best support you.
Meet the OATS team
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) and Pragmatic Organisation Dynamic Display (PODD).
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, Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) and Pragmatic Organisation Dynamic Display (PODD).
Ella (Occupational Therapist)
Ella graduated with a Masters of Occupational Therapy from Flinders University in December 2017.
She has a passion for developing her clients functional daily living skills as well as supporting their sensory regulation. Ella has further training in Traffic Jam in the Brain, Key Word Sign, Powerful Listening and supporting Sensory Regulation for People with Complex Communication.
Ella joined the OATS team in 2018
Casey (Speech Pathologist)
Casey graduated with a Bachelor of Speech Pathology from Flinders University in December 2017.
She has a passion for supporting individuals with complex communication needs and providing therapy across all activities of daily living. She has prior experience working as a youth worker and childcare educator.
Chiara (Developmental Educator)
Chiara graduated with a Bachelor of Disability and Developmental Education from Flinders University in December 2017.
She has a special interest in developing positive behaviour support plans and implementing these plans to improve an individuals quality of life. Chiara has additional qualifications in Positive Behaviour Support -Intermediate Workshop.
Chiara joined the OATS team in 2018.
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 and Hanen: More than Words.
Megan was the first employee of the OATS program in 2015.
Bridget has been with AnglicareSA for 14 years and has a background in Developmental Education and Disability support.
She 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.
Yvonne (Occupational Therapist)
Yvonne graduated with a Bachelor of 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, Conquering the Wee’s the Poo’s, Traffic Jam in the Brain, Proloquo2go as well as Sensory Processing and Movement Difficulties specific to Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Bec (Occupational Therapist)
Bec graduated with a Masters of Occupational Therapy from the University of South Australia in December 2015.
She has a special interest in supporting individuals with sensory processing and building independence within her clients daily life. She has prior experience working within regional South Australia and is trained in home modifications and pain management.
Bec has additional qualifications in Traffic Jam in the Brain.
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.
Alex 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 8.00am to 6.00pm and 9.00 to 1.00pm on Saturdays. We aim to provide services at flexible times and locations that best suit the individual. For that reason services are available as an outreach service in locations such as the family home, school, childcare in addition to AnglicareSA sites across metropolitan Adelaide.
Our rates are set according to the National Disability Insurance Agency and the full cost of the services can be purchased using your National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) funding package. Services are also available fee for service while you are awaiting your NDIS funding package.