Challenges with toilet training? You might need an Occupational Therapist

Toileting is an important everyday living skill. When toileting is a problem it can make life difficult for the whole family. Toileting challenges may include: bed wetting frequent daytime accidents withholding poop soiling underwear fear around going to the toilet insistent on doing poop in a nappy Toileting challenges can happen to children of all ages. Many parents don’t realise …

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Online occupational therapy: An NDIS case study

This case study is part of our collection of resources and training materials for online occupational therapy. If you are an allied health professional see our free online therapy training course for more resources. If you are a family or provider wanting to know more about our online occupational therapy services see our frequently asked questions. Poorani Balasundaram, Occupational Therapist …

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What does an online speech therapy session look like?

This article is part of our collection of resources for online speech therapy. If you are a family or provider wanting to know more about our online speech therapy services see our frequently asked questions. If you are an allied health professional see our free online therapy training course for more resources. Ed Johnson, Clinical Innovation Advisor Before I see …

online speech therapy

Online speech therapy: A case study from a small rural town

This case study is part of our collection of resources and training materials for online speech therapy. If you are an allied health professional see our free online therapy training course for more online speech therapy resources. If you are a family or provider wanting to know more about the online speech therapy services we offer see our frequently asked …

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What is a mental health occupational therapist? Can I see one online?

A mental health occupational therapist is different from a psychologist or psychiatrist Psychiatrists are medical doctors that have completed additional training in mental health and are able to prescribe medications. Psychologists are allied health professionals who help people overcome psychological problems, often with counselling and talking therapy approaches. Occupational therapists working in mental health aim to assist people to lead …

How to demonstrate your NDIS plan has been extended or rolled over

When you receive services with Umbo we will ask you to sign a contract that ends on the same date as your NDIS plan. To avoid disrupting your sessions by waiting for your new NDIS plan, if you’re able to show us proof of the plan being extended or rolled over, we can extend your current contract in order to …

Autism Awareness Month: How to Deal with Changes to Routine During COVID-19

Autism can come in many forms. One very common trait of people with autism is restrictive or repetitive behaviours, such as being fixed on a routine. Whilst COVID-19 has changed many of our lives, for those with autism, it can seem like their world is turning upside down. But not to worry! We’ve come up with some handy tools to …

Does my child need to see a speech pathologist?

There are certain speech and language milestones that we expect children to reach as they are growing and developing.  It is worth seeing a speech pathologist if your child: is stuttering, is very difficult to understand, or has great difficulty understanding what is being said or communicated to them.  If your child has very restricted or limited food preferences a …

What is a Speech Pathologist?

Speech pathologists work with people with communication impairments such as difficulties with speaking, listening, understanding language, reading, writing, social skills, stuttering and using voice. People who experience difficulties swallowing food and drink safely can also be helped by a speech pathologist.  The speech pathologist usually does an assessment to determine the type and severity of the difficulties experienced by the …