We assist parent and care-givers to understand the individual’s disability, as well as the impact this may have on their learning, development and behaviour.
We help them to develop skills to respond in a positive manner to meet the needs of the individual.
Our social workers help develop and implement a plan for parents and care-givers to help individuals manage emotional difficulties such as anxiety or anger.
We also work with the individual to develop self-regulation skills for improved social interaction with their peers and adults around them.
What is Social Work?
Social Work is a practice that empowers individuals to achieve their life goals. Many Social Workers work in private practice or in organisations providing highly skilled therapeutic supports in such areas as disability, depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, trauma and family conflicts.
AB Consultancy is a registered and accredited social work practice and we are currently extending registration to Accredited Mental Health status so we can offer Medicare rebates in the near future.
Kathy works with children, teens and adults on the autism spectrum as well as their parents and care-givers. Programs are individually designed to suit each person and their unique educational needs and include:
- Participation in activities and experiences within AB Consultancy and externally to provide the best learning outcomes for each individual;
- Working in homes, schools, accommodation and community settings to improve participation in family and community life;
- Interventions to develop functional skills and foster learning in a safe environment;
- Involving individuals in routines, activities and places of everyday life.
AB Consultancy has worked extensively for over 7 years supporting children, teens and adults on the Autism Spectrum with behavioural needs, academic challenges and trauma.
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Therapy services and supports are delivered within a flexibly designed program based on individual requirements.
Services can be delivered in different locations such as home, school or more formal settings.
Each individual, their family and wider support networks are involved in all aspects of decision making.
We use a trans-disciplinary, person-centred, trauma informed practice underpinned by a family focused approach.
AB Consultancy works with acquired brain injury, auditory processing disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorder, intellectual, physical, sensory or neurological disabilities as well as complex mental health.
Underpinning our social work practice are the principles of conflict theory, developmental theory, psycho-social development theory and systems theory.
Evidence based models are also utilised by our team. These include cognitive behaviour therapy, behavioural therapy, the crisis intervention model, the Low Arousal Approach, Narrative Therapy and Motivational Interviewing.
We offer parents and care-givers a range of quality information and programs to help them support their children to reach their full potential.
We help parents develop a greater understanding about their child’s disability.
We help educate families about the impact of the child’s disability in relation to their learning, development and behaviour.
Community training focuses on educating the wider community on current best practice in the disability and trauma space. These are held regularly so sign up for our newsletter below to find out more.
We can assist
Our Disability Support Workers can help in the following areas:
- Assist and help improve independence in personal care and hygiene activities
- Provision of social and behavioural support
- Domestic assistance (including laundry, cleaning etc)
- Facilitating transport to attend appointments and leisure activities to promote community and social participation
- Accompanying young people to attend recreational activities.
Positive Support Behaviour
The new arrangement for behaviour support under the NDIS Commission focuses on person-centred interventions to address the underlying causes of concerning or challenging behaviours.
The arrangements safeguard the dignity and quality of life of people with a disability who require specialist behaviour support.
We are currently completing our audit for Capacity Building Relationships so we can offer Positive Behaviour Support Planning.
What is Behaviour Support?
Behaviour Support is about creating strategies for people with a disability. These strategies are individualised and responsive to the person’s needs.
Designed to reduce the occurrence and impact of behaviours of concern and minimising the use of restrictive practices.
Positive Behaviour Support will:
- build on a person’s strengths,
- increase their opportunity to participate in community activities, and
- increase their life skills.
Behaviour Support Plans
An NDIS Behaviour Support Plan is a document developed for a person with a disability by an NDIS behaviour support practitioner.
It is developed in consultation with the participant, their family, care-givers and other relevant people, as well as their service providers.
The Plan specifies a range of evidence based and person-centred proactive strategies that focus on the individual needs of the participant.