The allied health team at Sale & District Specialist School uses an integrated approach working with teaching staff and families to develop goals and present therapy activity/programs.
The allied health team is currently made up of a speech therapist and an occupational therapist. Each team member has expertise in a particular area as outlined below. Students who require the services of a physiotherapist access support through their NDIS package. The physiotherapist is encouraged to liaise with the school team to ensure a holistic approach to meeting student's needs.
• Mobility (movement). Walking – speed, endurance, use/progression of aids. Mobility equipment – wheelchair use student/staff, bike and scooter assessment/advice. Transfers – stairs, getting up from floor, on/off equipment, use of lifting devices • Positioning. Use of standing frame and tilt table. Position options on floor – supine, prone, side lying. Position options for optimum seating/stretching