Outstanding Allied Health Services

At Define Normal we pride ourselves on providing a range of Allied Health Services that are tailored for individuals needs under the NDIS. Our highly experienced team will ensure you are supported in all areas from Speech, Occupational Therapy, Counselling and Allied Health Programs.

Speech Therapy

"Speech Pathologists support people of all ages with communication disorders. Communication involves speech, language, voice, fluency, Augmentative & Alternative Communication (AAC), and social skills. Speech Pathologists diagnose and provide intervention/therapy to increase communication skills in all environments. Language and communication can be both verbal and nonverbal. Some individuals with communication disorders use AAC to interact with others. AAC is a form of non-verbal communication (e.g. communication boards, pictures, Key Word sign, communication apps) allowing those without spoken language to functionally communicate their feelings, wants and needs. Speech Pathologists use evidence-based therapy approaches that are age-appropriate and person-centred. Therapy approaches are individualised to enable participation, progress and success."

Psychology Services

What is the role of a provisional psychologist in the context of mental health and children's and adult health and development? A provisional psychologist is a professional who provides psychological care to patients. They work as part of a team with other professionals such as Counsellors, Psychologists, Psychiatrists, or Clinical Psychologists. The main goal is to help individuals and their families manage their mental wellbeing. A provisional psychologist is working under the guidance of a qualified supervisor, while completing a two year internship program. Working closely with other psychologists and psychiatrists they help provide a diagnosis.

Ocupational Therapist

Occupational Therapists work with people to participate in activities they want and need to do. These activities include taking care of oneself (and others), working, volunteering, and participating in hobbies, interests and social events. Occupational therapy is a client-centred health profession that involves ongoing assessments to understand what activities you can do (and those you want to do), your goals/motivations and also to offer advice/techniques about how to do something more easily and safely. Occupational therapists (OTs) work with clients to build skills, adapt tasks and the environment, and prescribe devices to help them do the activities they want and need to do. They will make sure you can use the device in the best way to meet your needs. Our Occupational Therapy Team at Define Normal provide services for people on the NDIS.

Allied Health Assistant

Working under the guidance of Allied Health Professionals, our Allied Health Assistant Amy, provides supports including Speech, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Education for individuals in need of supports. Using an Allied Health Assistant can be beneficial for those who require Allied Health Supports but don't have ongoing funding or alternatively the Allied Health Professional is situated a long drive away or they can only fit you in a reduced capacity due to them being fully booked. So, if you have a therapist who you can only see you once in a while, think Allied Health Assistant.
Amy collaborates with Allied Health Professionals from as far away as Cairns and delivers the program your Allied Health Professional has developed specifically for you.
Social Skills Programs, School Holiday Programs, Learning to Drive Program, Social Media Etiquitte Program, Building Friendships and Sexuality Program are all available. Just contact Amy and if you require a program to be specifically developed just talk to Amy.