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Integrated Therapy Service (ITS)

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The Integrated Therapy Service (ITS) is a therapeutic service for children, young people, their families and/or carers who have behavioural, emotional and/or developmental difficulties due to trauma from abuse and neglect or who are at risk of harm. A full integrated team comprises of speech and language therapists, occupational therapists and psychologists.

What we do:

Our Integrated Therapy teams work together and use their combined skills to look at different aspects of the development and general functioning of each child and their family, including the role of their relationships and experiences.

We help children and young people to overcome their experiences and challenges through integrated therapy so they can reach their full potential.

Our team of specialists work together to conduct a full assessment, develop a personal treatment plan and provide ongoing therapeutic support.

We can help with:

  • Providing a safe place for children to express and process difficult thoughts and feelings.
  • Giving children the opportunity to explore the impact of their experiences.
  • Supporting children and young people to develop skills for managing difficult feelings.
  • Empowering parents/carers to help them deal with the child’s challenges.

What makes us different?

We don’t have a ‘one size fits all’ approach; every person we work with receives a tailored  a support plan to help them reach their own goals.

We listen to everyone in your family and will talk with them in ways they understand.

Our unique multidisciplinary teams include family coaches, psychologists, occupational and speech therapists, and other specialists who provide expert help.

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Speech Therapy

Speech Pathologists help with communication, language and speech skills. This includes how children and young people understand and use language, and the impact that any difficulties may have upon relationships, learning and emotional adjustment.

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Occupational Therapy

The aim of Occupational therapy is to enable children and young people to participate in the activities of everyday life that bring meaning and purpose to them. These include movement skills, play skills, and many of the skills needed for school readiness. Occupational therapists work with children, young people, their families and their communities to enhance their ability to engage in the activities that they want to, need to, or are expected to do, or by modifying the activities or the environment to allow for better engagement and participation. (Modified from WFOT 2012)

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Psychological services

Psychologists assess and support children and families with concerns about general development and learning, social and emotional skills, behavioural difficulties and relationships. Psychologists can work with children, young people, their families, and other important adults in their lives (e.g., schools), to manage and respond to traumatic experiences.

Referrals

If you have any questions or would like to access our free Integrated Therapy Service, please call us directly to discuss or make an appointment. Completed referral forms can be emailed to the relevant centres.

TOWNSVILLE
Completed referral forms can be emailed to welcomenq@actforkids.com.au or call (07) 4755 8777.

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GYMPIE
Completed referral forms can be emailed to gympie@actforkids.com.au or call (07) 5483 9220.

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IPSWICH
Completed referral forms can be emailed to ipswich@actforkids.com.au or call (07) 3202 1488.

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ADELAIDE
Completed referral forms can be emailed to adelaide@actforkids.com.au or call (08) 8362 5252.

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WESTERN SYDNEY
Completed referral forms can be emailed to blacktown@actforkids.com.au or call (02) 9622 7636.

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BRISBANE
Completed referral forms can be emailed to brisbanenorth@actforkids.com.au or call (07) 3357 9444.

MELBOURNE
Completed referral forms can be emailed to melbourne@actforkids.com.au or call (03) 8383 9380.

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