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Supported Independent Living

What is Supported Independent Living (SIL)?

What is Supported Independent Living (SIL)?   Supported Independent Living (SIL) involves providing continuous support provisions for eligible NDIS participants. If the individual’s home environment is not suitable for them (or an alternate type of accommodation is more suitable), then SIL funding may also cover accommodation transition into a SIL specified dwelling. These accommodation and […]

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The difference between therapeutic play and play therapy

The main difference between therapeutic play and play therapy is that therapeutic play can be administered by an untrained support person whereas play therapy is administered by a trained therapy professional. It is important to distinguish between these differences when it comes to making an informed decision about you or your participant’s health and what

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functional outcomes after ABI

Using VR Platforms to Improve Functional Outcomes After ABI

Each month at Ability Partners, our hard-working Occupational Therapists gather to present, analyse and discuss different journal articles. This journal article was sourced to support the review of current literature for the use of VR platforms that incorporate ADLs to improve functional outcomes after ABI.  Our OT’s covered the following journal about functional outcomes after

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psychology and counselling

What is the difference between Psychology and Counselling?

The main difference between psychology and counselling lies in their approaches. A psychologist analyses and understands a human’s behaviour and thought process to deliver various treatment options. Counselling, on the other hand, involves a more client-centred approach where they help an individual overcome personal and psychological challenges by providing them with practical solutions and therapeutic

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5 Netflix TV Shows that Highlight the Impact of Disability

5 Netflix TV Shows that Highlight the Impact of Disability At Ability Partners, we love kicking back on the couch and bingeing the best that TV has to offer. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of 5 Netflix TV shows that highlight the impact of disability. From heartfelt personal accounts to hilarious and captivating storylines,

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NDIS Cultural and Linguistics Strategy 2024-28 Key Takeaways

The NDIS Cultural and Linguistics Strategy has been announced to support people with disability and a Cultural and Linguistics Diversity (CALD) background, to better access and learn about the scheme.  The new NDIS Cultural and Linguistics Strategy aims to achieve the following:  Make it easier for Cultural and Linguistic Diversity (CALD) communities to participate in

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What is the difference between Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy?

In healthcare, having a comprehensive understanding of all available rehabilitation and treatment options is crucial for making informed decisions about your or your participant’s care. Two options that help to improve an individual’s quality of life and functional abilities are Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy, but how do they differ? In this blog, we will discuss

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Enhancing Mental Health for Autistic People

Each month at Ability Partners, our hard-working Occupational Therapists gather to present, analyse and discuss different journal articles. In April 2024, the group talked about strengths based practice for enhancing mental health for autistic people.  They recently covered the following journal:  Holmes, L., Goebel, R., Hollingue, C., Zhu, S., Zhang, H., Shan, W., … Rothman,

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