Therapy Support at Belmore School

Belmore School employs a multi-disciplinary team to enhance every student’s learning. The therapy service provision aims to support every student’s participation in their educational program and to optimise functional and occupational skills.

Belmore School therapy team comprises of: physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech pathologists and music therapist.

Physiotherapy

Our Physiotherapists design implement and deliver physical development and mobility programs. The physiotherapy program aims to maximise each student’s physical ability through the implementation of variety of planned and creative gross motor based activities. All programs are delivered in our fully equipped gymnasium, aquatics centre and through an integrated approach in classroom programs.

Our Physiotherapists are experienced in supporting students with a variety of physical disabilities and work to ensure that each student performs to their potential at school in order to maximise opportunities for learning.

Their support includes assessing the student’s physical skills and work with teachers, education support staff and parents to integrate the development of the student’s physical skills into their daily programs by setting achievable and functional goals.

All programs are individually tailored and aligned with the student’s Individual Learning Plan.

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Speech Therapy

Our Physiotherapists design implement and deliver physical development and mobility programs. The physiotherapy program aims to maximise each student’s physical ability through the implementation of variety of planned and creative gross motor based activities. All programs are delivered in our fully equipped gymnasium, aquatics centre and through an integrated approach in classroom programs.

Our Physiotherapists are experienced in supporting students with a variety of physical disabilities and work to ensure that each student performs to their potential at school in order to maximise opportunities for learning.

Their support includes assessing the student’s physical skills and work with teachers, education support staff and parents to integrate the development of the student’s physical skills into their daily programs by setting achievable and functional goals.

All programs are individually tailored and aligned with the student’s Individual Learning Plan.

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Occupational Therapy

Our Occupational Therapists design, implement and deliver Occupational Therapy programs.

The Occupational Therapy program aims to maximise each student’s occupational skills (e.g play skills, handwriting skills, emotional regulation) through assessment and outcome-focused programs. Occupational Therapy program may be delivered either individually or in group-based activities.

Our Occupational Therapists are experienced in supporting students with a varletry of disabilities and help to develop their independence with regards to functional living skills including meal times, toileting and access to both classroom and community settings.

Their support also focus on upper limb function and management, handwriting, modification to the classroom setting and equipment prescription to support our students to access their educational programs.

All Occupational Therapists work with teachers, education support staff and parents to integrate the development of the student’s functional living skills into their daily programs by setting achievable and functional goals. All programs are individually tailored and aligned with the student’s Individual Learning Plan.

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Music Therapy

Our Registered Music Therapist (RMT) design, implement and deliver music therapy programs. The music therapy program aims to promote the students’ engagement and learning through the planned and creative use of music-based activities. Provision of music-based activities can promote students’ overall wellbeing and engagement with their surroundings.

Our music therapist is experienced in supporting students with a varletry of disabilities and help to develop their independence, wellbeing and engagement. This is provided through the application of techniques such as singing and writing songs, movement to music, dancing, instrument playing, action songs, sensory-based activities and vocal play.

The music therapist also assists in the planning of special performances, programs and excursions, including: in-house school concerts, excursions to Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and other community events.

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