30th May 2020

Helping Ipswich children with a disability through therapy

Therapy can support children with a disability in so many ways. At Xavier, we’ve expanded our therapy team into the Ipswich area so that we’re able to help more children and their families to live better lives. Here are some of the ways that our multi-disciplinary allied health team can support your child through therapy sessions at home, in the community or via telehealth.

29th May 2020

Reaching therapy goals: Occupation Therapy for Brisbane children with disabilities

Every child will have their own unique therapy goals and a multi-disciplinary support team can help your child to reach them. Occupational therapy can help children with a disability with cognitive, physical, sensory and motor skills to increase their independence and confidence. Occupational therapy provides support for “activities of daily living” which means the tasks and activities we do as part of our everyday lives.

28th May 2020

The benefits of short term accommodation for children with a disability in Brisbane

For children, teenagers and young people with a disability, short term accommodation provides the opportunity to socialise with children of their own age and gain some independence away from their parents or full time carers.

25th May 2020

How COVID-19 has impacted disability support services in Brisbane and throughout Australia

As the number of COVID-19 cases remains low in Brisbane and throughout Australia and this week Queensland school students return to the classroom, our everyday lives are getting closer to what we were used to before COVID-19. There has been an impact on the way that disability support services are provided. Here’s a quick summary of some of the changes.

20th May 2020

Xavier Speech therapy - helping children with a disability in Ipswich

In June 2020, we will welcome our newest Speech Pathologist, supporting children, teens and young adults with a disability. Our new “Speechie” will be based in the Ipswich area, enabling us to better support more children with a disability and their families through speech therapy.

19th May 2020

Changes to our in home disability support for children during COVID-19

With many families spending more time at home during the COVID-19 health situation, we’re here for families looking for additional support at this time. We are continuing to provide our usual Support Worker shifts to our families during this time and we can also provide additional shifts for families who find that they need more support. We have made some changes to the ways that we provide our in home disability support for children during COVID-19. Here’s a quick summary.

15th May 2020

Xavier Physiotherapy team - helping children with a disability in Ipswich

Our team of physiotherapists can assess, support and treat infants, children, teens and young adults with a range of conditions to improve their physical ability. A physiotherapist is a qualified movement specialist with extensive knowledge of the motor and sensory systems, muscle control, posture and physical function.

14th May 2020

Requesting Brisbane respite services in your child’s NDIS plan

Respite is a core support funded under the “Assistance with Daily Life” budget. If you have this budget, then you can use it for respite services in the Brisbane area. Receiving this funding is subject to the reasonable and necessary criteria.

13th May 2020

Physiotherapy for children with a disability: Strengthening low muscle tone

At Xavier, our Brisbane based physiotherapy team are here to support children, teenagers and young adults with physical and multiple disabilities. The role of physiotherapy is to support individuals to rehabilitate and improve their ability to move and function. One of the ways that physiotherapy can be used is to improve low muscle tone.

11th May 2020

Selecting disability support services for your child in Brisbane

Choosing the right providers of disability support services for your child with a disability can feel overwhelming. In Brisbane alone there are a lot of providers so how do you choose the right support for your child and your family? It’s hard to know where to start. Here is a quick guide to choosing disability support services.

7th May 2020

Choosing NDIS respite services in Brisbane

Choosing the right NDIS respite service for your Brisbane child with a disability is an important decision. Your child and your family should feel comfortable and happy with your choice of respite provider. Here are a few things to think through and to chat through with any potential providers before your child’s first stay.

6th May 2020

How we're supporting Ipswich children with a disability through occupational therapy

The term occupational therapy can sometimes be confusing in the context of children, after all, children don’t have occupations do they? However, in occupational therapy “occupations” simply refers to the everyday activities we do as individuals, in families and in communities to occupy our time and bring meaning and purpose to life.