Disability services in the Riverland
Novita has established a new home for services and supports for people living with disability in South Australia’s Riverland region. The new therapy hub at 5 Gilbert Street, Berri, will continue to deliver the high-quality services that kids, young people and adults living with disability in the Riverland rely on, while also offering the potential for growth and expansion of our services.Call now Enquire now
Novita’s professional and dedicated Berri team offers a wide range of tailored therapy services to support kids, young people and adults living with disability to achieve their goals.
Occupational Therapy supports people living with disability with physical life skills such as movement, vision, sensory processing, sleep and personal care, as well as the skills needed for school and work. Novita’s Occupational Therapists can also provide advice, prescription and training for assistive technology and equipment that can support people living with disability to lead a fulfilling life.More about Occupational Therapy
Novita is a National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) registered service and support provider, and we can help you and your family and carers to navigate the NDIS system and create your own NDIS plan.Learn more about the NDIS
Regional Orthotics Clinics
With so many options for Orthotics on the market, it can be challenging to know what choice is going to be right for you. Our Regional Orthotics Clinics provide a unique opportunity to be properly measured and fitted for an Orthotic that suits you best. Our next clinics in Berri are: 8 & 9 March, 3 & 4 May, 7 & 8 June, 26 & 27 July, 30 & 31 August, 18 & 19 October, 22 & 23 November 2023.Book Regional Orthotics Clinic
Speech Pathology supports people who have difficulty communicating as a result of living with developmental delay, brain injury, learning and intellectual disability, cerebral palsy and hearing loss. Our Speech Pathologists can support kids, young people and adults with a range of communication skills including speaking, listening, using the voice, reading and writing, stuttering, and understanding language. They can also support people who have difficulty swallowing and eating safely.More about Speech Pathology
Social Work supports kids, young people and adults living with disability, and their families, with planning and management during important stages of life. Novita’s Social Workers can also help with anxiety issues such as fears and phobias, parenting concerns, and social isolation, as well as supporting healthy relationships at home, school and work. A Social Worker can also advise on NDIS funding options.More about Social Work
Transition to Work
Transition to Work is a program to support young people living with disability to gain employment. We’ll support you to gain work experience, learn a core set of skills, which can be applied to a wide range of different jobs and industries, and become a better communicator, all to reach your employment goals.Register Interest
Developmental Educators support kids and young people living with disability to develop important social and emotional skills, communication and speech, routines and positive behaviour skills that support learning and growth. Novita’s Developmental Educators help to coordinate services for our clients, and can support the transition from primary school to high school, and from school to work.More about therapy services
Assistive Technology (AT) and equipment can support people living with disability to achieve their goals at home, at school, in the workplace, and in the community. The Berri hub has access to a full range of Assistive Technology through Novita’s AT business unit Novitatech. Novita can provide assessment and prescription for Assistive Technology, as well as helping with funding applications through various equipment funding schemesMore about Assistive Technology
The new, larger Berri hub at 5 Gilbert Street features multiple therapy rooms, a large group therapy space with a fully equipped kitchen, a laundry area with a washing machine and dryer, an Assistive Technology showroom, and an orthotics room. The extra space provided by the new hub gives us great potential to grow and expand our services and supports, especially in the area of therapy groups.
Novita’s Berri hub servicing clients and families across the Riverland is located in a former medical practice building at 5 Gilbert Street, just a short drive from the former Novita hub, and is one street away from the Berri Memorial Oval. Depending on the services and supports your need, the Berri team can also deliver our therapy services in the family home, at school, or at an appropriate location through our mobile services.
How we work
Novita works using the Life Needs Model of Service Delivery, which is a flexible approach focussing on community-based and specialised services that match your goals, whatever your stage of life. With you and your family at the centre of our thinking, we provide services across all areas of life, including:
- your home – we work in partnership with families and significant others to support skill development, as well as home modifications, technology and equipment
- education – working in partnership with school staff and providing access to technology and equipment, as well as training and support
- community – liaising with health professionals and partnering with community groups to provide linked services, education and training.
Novita is one of South Australia’s largest and most respected community-based disability service organisations supporting people living with disability through a network of therapy hubs across the state and in Broken Hill, We have around 800 professional and dedicated staff supporting around 4,300 clients, as well as their families and carers. Our team includes Occupational Therapists, Speech Pathologists, Physiotherapists, Exercise Physiologists, Social Workers, Developmental Educators, Psychologists, Rehabilitation Engineers, Orthotists, Disability Support Workers, and more.
Novita’s range of services includes assessments and advice, in-home support, early intervention, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology, psychology, orthotics, Assistive Technology and equipment, rehabilitation, social work, service coordination, group therapy, Supported Independent Living, and school holiday programs. We deliver these services at our therapy hubs, in your home, at school, in the workplace, at kindergarten, in the local park – wherever you need our services and supports.