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09 June 2022
This June, you’ll find us at the Gold Coast Disability Expo at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre.
If you’re looking for psychology support or positive behaviour support (PBS) in NSW or Queensland, we can help you. In this article we’ll let you know how to make a referral to Ability Consultants.
We’re proud to announce that Ability Consultants has been awarded the Communication Access Symbol.
At Ability Consultants, making Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) accessible is vitally important to us. Gaining accreditation to use this symbol is one way we can make PBS accessible to more people who need support. Being awarded the use of the symbol is a reflection of our passion for helping people to experience freedom and social connection.
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Accessible communication is when you’re treated with respect and dignity; when others listen to you and you are given time to get your message across. It also means that others are open to using new and different methods of communication. Our team at Ability Consultants has met the standards that make our service communication accessible — we've earned Scope’s Communication Access Symbol. Click to read more.
It’s important that positive behaviour support is easy to access — this includes easy, accessible communication.
Ability Consultants is leading the way in New South Wales, as one of the first organisations to be awarded the Communication Access Symbol. This symbol shows that our team will treat you with dignity and respect, give you time to communicate your message and be open to different ways of communicating.
From interpreters to our communication book, here are the steps we take to make communication more accessible.
You’re probably wondering why you might choose telePBS over in-person support or what it is in the first place!
TelePBS is about being supported at the right time and place. Similar to telehealth and telepractice, telePBS is when you participate in positive behaviour support (PBS) using technology.
You’ll have the benefit of flexibility and greater choice and control over your support. Sessions are tailored for you and your needs and your practitioner will work with you to find what you're comfortable with and what works best for you.
Are you a parent looking for positive behaviour support for your child? One of the questions you might be asked is, “Are you open to telePBS?”. Before you answer, it’s important to keep an open mind.
TelePBS isn’t all that different to receiving support through in-person visits. If you or your child are thinking of switching to telePBS or you’re new to behaviour support, check out this article to find out what to expect when support is delivered using technology.
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TelePBS calls can sometimes be as simple as a good old phone call. Other times, you might meet on a video call, which can be a straightforward experience once you’re used to it.
When it comes to video calls, if you have no idea where to start, then start here. We’ll guide you through a few steps to get you started!
If you live in the metro area, it can be easy to assume that in-person visits are the best option for your behaviour support.
With the need for social distancing and even in the absence of, telePBS can be a good option, and sometimes, the better option.
Find out how telePBS can help you by reading this article or downloading our Easy Read version.
14 January 2022 | 1 min read
We work to find resourceful ways to support freedom, social connection and wellbeing for people with a disability, and this matters more now than ever.
We will continue to provide safe and effective Positive Behaviour Support services during these challenging times. We’re passionate about preserving quality of life and will do all we can to keep our service open to support our clients and future referrals.
Hopefully a few of our telePBS articles have been useful for you. If you’re looking for more answers, our telePBS frequently asked questions page might be the place to go!
Find out what to do if you don’t have a digital device, if we can meet in person in the future and what to do if you don’t like video calls. We’ll also answer your question about family joining a call from the other side of the world and what to do if you need an interpreter.
17 December 2021
At Ability Consultants we have spent a whole bunch of time and effort thinking about and building a structure around what Positive Behaviour Support is and can be. We focus on the who, what, when and how we can deliver better support, better plans, better strategies. That’s what excites me about work in this team – we care about what we do.
08 December 2021
We're a registered NDIS provider in Brisbane and Sydney. We can support you with positive behaviour support and psychology. We met with our Queensland Team Leader, Belinda Thurlow, to find out more about providing support to NDIS participants in Brisbane.
07 December 2021
I never wanted to be in private practice. As a bleeding heart lefty with rampant imposter syndrome, the idea of directly charging people for my services really stuck in my craw. How would I even set a fair price for what I do? How could I bring myself to put my hand out for payment at the end of the session when the people I’m working with might be having a really tough time?
This is my tale… the battered old warhorse finding new life on the fertile grounds of Ability Consultants. It can be done. I hope this story helps others who might have had a similar journey, or who are looking for hope in a world that seems to value only the dollar. I’d love to chat with you if your experience has been the same as mine or if you’re struggling to find a workplace you can call home.
22 October 2021 | 1 min read
David, thank you for joining our team of behaviour clinicians 12 months ago. We were blessed to witness your strength of character, incisive mind, and humility. You left us feeling that our thoughts were intrinsically valuable and that you were always learning, even from us. We will forever be honoured to be a part of your team.
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Ability Consultants is a team of Behaviour Support Practitioners who work with clients on-site throughout Greater Sydney, Greater Brisbane and in all regional areas of NSW and QLD. We are growing into new areas including Western Australia.
We acknowledge the traditional owners of the country in which we work and pay respect to Elders past, present and future.