Building relationships that make the difference

Therapy Services

Directions is a registered general and specialist therapy provider delivering:

Speech Pathology  communication, social skills, positive behaviour support, swallowing, dysphagia

Physiotherapy specialised equipment consultancy, exercise and fitness, hydrotherapy, postural control

Social Work mapping formal/informal supports, organising and connecting to other therapies/services

Psychology counselling, carer support

Occupational Therapy positive behaviour support, organisational and independence skills, planning, budgeting,  cooking, specialised equipment consultancy, inclusive employment opportunities

Directions enriches and improves our community support services through incorporating therapy into everything that we do.  We creative resource for our support workers and coordinators, devising innovative solutions to problems and mentoring support workers as they identify what motivates the people we support and what may lie behind some of their behaviour and communications. We find the right equipment and assistive technology to change a person’s life.

Directions runs a therapy model that aligns with all of our existing relationship-based services. Our therapists work collaboratively with support workers, families, accommodation providers, teachers and education assistants, effectively creating a team of therapy assistants around the person to ensure continuity and ongoing progress.  While the therapist themselves may not have funding to provide frequent ongoing personal intervention, the therapy continues through the support workers and the other assistive roles which we create, ensuring that improvement is permanent.

Therapy Groups

Our Kitchen Rules – is a weekly cooking class where we enjoy the social aspect of cooking with friends while learning new recipes that are quick and healthy.

Our Kitchen Rules Poster

Social Squad – Once a fortnight a group of young adults meet at Social Squad for games and food!  

Social Squad Poster

Wellness Morning Tea – Directions is piloting a new group which is just for caregivers to learn about the best ways to maintain your self-care. The group is also an opportunity to meet other carers, to develop your carer support network and to explore problems associated with caregiving in a supportive and non-judgemental space. Please join us for a coffee and chat.

Wellness Morning Tea Flyer 2018

Interview Skills Workshop – Our Speech Pathology students will be running an interview skills group, beginning Monday 8 October 2018.  Please see below flyer for more information and RSVP details.

Interview Skills Workshops Flyer

Individualised Services

Directions provides relationship-based, personalised and individually tailored supports right across the Perth Metropolitan area.

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Therapy Services

Directions is a registered general and specialist therapy provider delivering: Speech Pathology;  Physiotherapy; Social Work; Psychology and Occupational Therapy.

 

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Host Family

Host families invite a person with a disability  to be part of their family and daily lives. This can be a great catalyst for social and community inclusion and long lasting relationships.

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Groups

Directions assists people with a disability who like to spend time together to form their own groups with similar interests and enthusiasm.

Directions also runs the fabulous Teenspirit.

 

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