NDIS: National Disability Insurance Scheme
We work collaboratively with you to meet the goals and aspirations you have for your child.
PlayAbility and the NDIS
PlayAbility was established as a community based not-for-profit organisation in 1985. Since then we have provided family centred early intervention services to thousands of children in the Bega Valley.
Our core purpose is to support children living with developmental delay and disability to participate meaningfully in their community and culture. Because of this, PlayAbility has maintained accreditation as a registered NDIS provider since 2017. This ensures our programs and processes meet the quality practice standards set by the NDIA and the Quality Safeguards Commission.
PlayAbility is registered to provide Early Childhood Intervention for children aged 0-8 years. Our specialists are trained and supported by allied health professionals to engage children in activities that promote development of speech and language, social communication, emotional regulation, motor skills and self help skills.
PlayAbility is also registered to provide Therapy Supports for people of all ages. However, at this point our service focuses on children and young adults. Therapy supports are delivered regularly by allied health professionals or therapy assistants working under supervision. Currently we offer speech pathology only.
Both Early Childhood Intervention and Therapy Support have group options and well as individual one on one sessions. Sessions are typically one hour a week but can vary due to budgets or targeted goals.
PlayAbility is also registered to provide NDIS Plan Management for participants funded for this support.
About the NDIS
Are the terms and lingo used regarding the NDIS leaving you feeling frustrated or confused? Here is some help:
Early Childhood Intervention Australia's NDIS information (opens external site)
Early Childhood Intervention
Providing direct therapy or intervention to a child plays only a small part in supporting development. When parents, caregivers, teachers and assistants all come together as a team, meaningful progress and lasting progress can be made.
For children, play is easiest pathway for engagement and meaningful learning experiences. When parents and caregiver are involved in individual or group sessions positive relationships thrive through shared enjoyment.
By working in collaboration with parents and caregivers, building capacity and learning from each other, you can learn to support your child’s development within routines at home. This is particularly valuable when challenging behaviours are an issue.
Further to this our specialists can help with unbiased information about referrals to other providers, facilitate communication with schools and help you make decisions about supports that maximise your budget and reach your goals.