THERAPIES NEWS | TALKING DISABILITY

New resource aims to improve the experience of people with foot amputation

Tags Conditions Therapies Health and Wellbeing Advice Research Industry Posted 1 week ago by Anna Christian

Thousands of people facing amputation could be better supported through the use of a new resource developed by experts... Read more

Study finds early intervention with infants can help to support neurodiversity

Tags Conditions Therapies Autism Research Early Intervention Posted 1 month ago by Anna Christian

A study led by Australian researchers has found evidence that early intervention with children before a diagnosis of... Read more

Traineeships are the way of the future for the disability support workforce

Tags NDIS Therapies Education Employment Industry Government Posted 2 months ago by Anna Christian

With 83,000 more disability support workers needed over the next few years as the care and support sector becomes one of... Read more

Disability Gateway website received positively by advocacy groups

Tags NDIS Conditions Therapies Accessibility Health and Wellbeing Mental Health Employment Accommodation Transport Government Posted 2 months ago by Anna Christian

Key advocacy groups believe a website designed to provide information about support to people with disability could be a... Read more

Speaking up about the right to communication this Speech Pathology Week

Tags Conditions Therapies Education Accessibility Health and Wellbeing Industry Posted 3 months ago by Anna Christian

This week the speech pathology community is raising awareness of the rights of every person to be able to communicate. Read more

​Four out of five Australians with disability still without COVID-19 vaccine

Tags NDIS Conditions Therapies Accessibility Health and Wellbeing Government Royal Commission Posted 4 months ago by Jesse Neill

While much of the focus has been on whether the Federal Government will mandate vaccinations for disability support... Read more

Advocates approach mandatory vaccinations for disability care with caution

Tags NDIS Therapies Health and Wellbeing Advice Government Posted 4 months ago by Jesse Neill

The Federal Government introduced a mandatory vaccination for aged care workers last week, however disability advocates... Read more

Parent-inclusive autism treatment starts national rollout

Tags NDIS Conditions Therapies Autism Accessibility Research Early Intervention Posted 5 months ago by Jesse Neill

An autism spectrum disorder (ASD) treatment that addresses both child behaviour and parent wellbeing has received... Read more

Vision Australia brings LEGO® Braille Bricks to Australia

Tags Conditions Therapies Education Posted 9 months ago

Children with low vision will now be able to enjoy the experience of LEGO® thanks to new LEGO® Braille Bricks, brought... Read more

Tasmanian disability provider launches State’s first dog-assisted therapy program

Tags Therapies Posted 10 months ago

Tasmanian disability provider Kites Children’s Therapy has launched the State’s first dog-assisted therapy program to... Read more

Eight sensory Christmas crafts for kids

Tags Conditions Therapies Autism Posted 11 months ago

Sensory play includes any activity that stimulates a child's senses: touch, smell, taste, movement, balance, sight and... Read more

New educational video highlights role of occupational therapists ahead of National OT Week

Tags Conditions Therapies Industry Posted 1 year ago

A new educational video highlighting the work of occupational therapists has been released by National Disability... Read more

ROYAL COMMISSION: An overuse of medications and restrictive practices

Tags NDIS Therapies User Stories Accessibility Posted 1 year ago by Rebecca St Clair

The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability held hearings, running... Read more

Speech Pathology Week shines a light on ‘hidden’ disability

Tags Conditions Therapies Posted 1 year ago by Rebecca St Clair

Across Australia, there are 1.2 million people living with some form of communication disability, which statistics say... Read more

International students to boost COVID-19 disability and health workforce

Tags Therapies Education Employment Posted 1 year ago by Rebecca St Clair

Work restrictions for international students in medical courses are being eased during the COVID-19 crisis to help boost... Read more

Challenges for unpaid carers during COVID-19

Tags Therapies Accessibility Mental Health Posted 1 year ago by Rebecca St Clair

Being an unpaid carer is a valuable and rewarding job but it's also a tough one, with many carers juggling multiple... Read more

The shift to online for disability services during COVID-19

Tags Therapies Accessibility Posted 1 year ago by Rebecca St Clair

COVID-19 measures are changing the way that service providers are delivering support to people with a disability in... Read more

Funding announced for new pre-term stem cell research

Tags Therapies Research Posted 1 year ago by Rebecca St Clair

Researchers have received €9 million (AUD $14.7 million) in funding to look into preterm births and stem cell research... Read more

Occupational Therapy Week celebrates the hard work of OT’s

Tags Therapies Posted 2 years ago

SPONSORED STORY - For this year’s Occupational Therapy Week, running from 21 to 27 October, Perth aged care and... Read more

Virtual reality device aids stroke recovery

Tags Therapies Posted 3 years ago by Nicole Pope

A virtual reality device is helping rehabilitate people who have had a stroke with modern technology that is also able... Read more