NextPath Assessment & Therapy (formerly Mater Dei Early Intervention Program) is a multidisciplinary team of Speech Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists and Allied Health Assistants dedicated to providing strengths based, evidence based and individualised therapy support to children and young adults. Often working within an interdisciplinary model of assessment and intervention, our approach is collaborative and always involves clients, families, therapists across disciplines and other important stakeholders in an individual’s life.
Assessment & Therapy Programs are person and family centred, with therapy goals based on family life, community participation and the priorities and choices of the individual and their family, and are delivered in ways that are sensitive and respectful of an individual or family’s values, beliefs, cultural, language and social backgrounds. Our approach is also capacity building, aiming to build the skills and knowledge of the people who spend the most time with the individual receiving therapy, to ensure therapy programs have the greatest impact on learning and development.
Our team of therapists have a vast range of skills and strengths related to their individual disciplines, and also learn from each other across disciplines. All of our therapists consistently use communication aids in therapy, such as key word sign and visual supports, as well as sensory integration strategies and evidence informed behaviour management approaches. They also have access to regular professional development and make the most of the well-equipped sensory gyms, therapy rooms and resources across our Camden and Narellan sites. Assessment and therapy can also be delivered in a child or young adult’s natural setting (e.g. home, school, in the community) or via telehealth.