Clay, Art Therapy, NDIS, and Covid Isolation

Clay and culture go hand in hand, literally and in every other way. Clay sculptures date back over 10,000 years. In relative terms, even the…

Receiving NDIS clinical services during the coronovirus covid-19 behaviour support and counselling therapies – a new book launch!

Well before the health outbreak of Covid-19 we were taking steps to move our service model into telehealth methods. It just happened that when we…

Free Ebook on Telehealth Clinical Services in Australia: How Telehealth Works and Its Effectiveness in the Context of Specialist Counselling, Psychotherapy, and Behaviour Support

In the context of Coronovirus Covid-19 we launch this book that actively seeks to provide greater access to behaviour support and counselling therapies via online…

Telehealth Online Behaviour Support and Counselling Psychotherapy

Having taught for many years at a few of Australia’s premier universities offering distance education, and having worked in therapy for even longer via distance…

Behaviour Support in New England NSW

Our service extends from Armidale to Inverell. Many of our clients hail from Inverell and we enjoy visiting the beautiful community as often as possible.…

Whole-istic Health and Behaviour Support

Many people ask, what is behaviour support? At the most basic levels, therapeutic behaviour support provides assessment and practical options for assisting with behaviours of…

Restrictive Practices Update in Light of NDIA Commission Developments

The NDIS Commission launched 1 July 2018 with new standards for behaviour support. In NSW we have entered into a joint agreement that fits our…

Specialist Behaviour Support

NDIA Commission Lauch 1 July 2018 The new financial year brings new government oversight of behaviour support. In NSW where we are based, the state…

Inverell Community Clinic

Ability Therapy Specialists begins this Monday providing a fortnightly clinic in Inverell focused on participants of the National Disability Insurance Scheme. We are hosted by…

Functional Assessment and Behaviour Support

Essential really to effective behaviour support, “functional assessment” provides the what, why, when, how, and how much of behaviours of concern. In fact, we have…

E-Coaching and Disability Behaviour Support

New England North West and Australia cover such large areas, plus online services for medicine, health, and psychotherapy related services are proven useful and effective.…

Behaviour Support 101_2

Last up we defined “Behaviour Support” and looked at behaviours of concern. The key insight was relationship – all behaviours of concern are relational. “Concern”…

Behaviour Support 101_1

This mini-series will explore the nature of behaviour support practices. First up, what the heck is behaviour support? That sounds so “formal”! So “uptight!” Well…

Positive Behaviour Support

Ironic that much of behaviour support language is coached in negative words that sound horrible and clinical. As hopeful as we want to be, this…