Therapy and Allied Health - Royal Institute for Deaf & Blind Children

Therapy and Allied Health

We provide a range of allied health services for children and adults who have a hearing loss or vision impairment, including diagnosis, functional assessments, speech therapy, occupational therapy and more.

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Supporting your goals

Our team of expert staff work co-operatively to achieve the best possible outcomes by providing a tailored service that meets your specific needs.

We work closely with you to answer your questions and help you achieve your goals. Our services are provided across Australia, at one of our centres, in schools and direct to your home, in person or through high-quality video conferencing technology.

Allied health services are available to people of all ages with hearing loss or a vision impairment, including those with additional disabilities. A medical referral is not needed to access our services.

We offer a range of specialist allied health services that support you and your family through diagnosis, assessment and intervention. Our expert team of professionals can help you with:

Audiology

An audiologist helps you or your child get the best possible access to sound and speech, through assistive listening devices, hearing aids or cochlear implants.

Speech pathology

A speech pathologist can work with you or your child to develop communication, language and literacy skills.

Physiotherapy

A physiotherapist can help you or your child with mobility – improved physical movement, coordination, agility and balance.

Occupational therapy

An occupational therapist helps you improve everyday living activities, including working on coordination, posture, movements, and fine motor skills.

Psychology

A psychologist assists you and/or your family throughout your journey, developing positive behaviour and learning skills and helping with the transition into school and work.

Orthoptic

An orthoptist can assist you with functional vision and environmental assessments, resources and specialist equipment including low vision aids and devices that are specific to your needs to gain the best possible visual function.

Funding options and the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

RIDBC is a registered provider with the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) which provides support to people with disabilities, their families and carers. The focus of the NDIS is to give you choice and control over your disability support. This is provided through individualised funding to help you achieve your goals.

All eligible NDIS participants receive an individualised support plan. The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) helps you and your family develop this plan, taking account of personal goals and the specialist support required to achieve those goals. Find out more about the NDIS support that is available.

RIDBC also offers a range of additional funding and payment options which we can explore with you.