At Xavier, we are one of the few disability providers in Brisbane that have nursing services available to help you care for your child’s health related needs. We provide training, support and monitoring of Xavier Support Workers. With the recent NDIS update, this support can now be funded through your child’s plan.
Routines dominate most of our day from the moment we wake up to the time we go to bed. These routines (known as Activities of Daily Living) consist of tasks we know we need to complete to help our day to run smoothly and to take care of ourselves and others. Occupational Therapists use their knowledge of neuroplasticity to inform how they teach children to complete these routine daily tasks.
Cailin’s Support Worker Kelsi, recently turned to our nursing team for advice when she became concerned about Cailin’s muscle tone.
Each October international AAC Awareness Month is celebrated around the world. The goal is to raise awareness of augmentative and alternative communication or AAC and to inform the public about the ways in which AAC can support people who experience challenges with communication. In this article we explore the wonderful world of AAC.
The process of the brain organising and interpreting experiences that relate to the sensory system is called sensory integration. If a child’s sensory system works a little differently, they may experience challenges with sensory integration.
Plan reviews are an important part of the NDIS because they will determine how well supports are working to help you or your child reach the goals set. As with your initial planning meeting, there are things that you can do to prepare for your plan review to help you reach the best outcome. To identify what supports and working well and where improvements can be made.
The Department of Social Services released a factsheet which outlines the changes that will happen to the way that the NDIS and health services work together.
Mindful in May is a growing social initiative. We discuss mindfulness and how it can help our families to reduce stress and anxiety and improve their own mental health.