At Novita, we understand that every child and young person has different therapy needs and goals. That’s why we offer a tailored approach to therapy designed to support Novita kids and young people living with a disability to reach their full potential.
Our team of health professionals, including occupational therapists, physiotherapists, psychologists, speech pathologists, social workers, and other allied health professionals, work together with each child or young person, their family, and carers, to create a coordinated therapy approach unique to the individual.
Below, you can find out more about our range of therapy services, our approach to therapy, the benefits and costs, and the many ways you can get in touch.
With a focus on the early years, Novita’s Early Childhood Intervention team works with young children and their families, providing support to parents and caregivers of young children living with a disability or developmental delay. Services are tailored to the individual needs of your child with the key aim of developing their potential in collaboration with their primary carers.
Novita’s experienced occupational therapists can assist children and young people who are experiencing sensory issues or challenges with their movement, play, personal care, sleep, vision, independent living skills (such as shopping or transport), participation at preschool, school or in the workforce. We facilitate therapy and strategies to help children and young people living with a disability to play and participate to their full potential, drawing on equipment and other technologies as support tools.
Our expert team of physiotherapists offer movement and mobility therapies for babies, children and young adults living with physical and intellectual disabilities and progressive disorders, as well as post-injury. We work closely with you and your family to monitor and treat movement disorders, muscle and pain issues, utilising mobility and positional equipment, such as walkers, and therapeutic splinting.
Novita’s psychologists offer behavioural, cognitive (learning) and mental health support to children and young people to support their mental, emotional, social and behavioural development.
Novita social workers work with children, young people and their families to empower you to achieve your goals, and support positive relationships during times of crisis and hardship. Family support services include case management and counselling, as well as parent programs and groups to assist family members who provide care for children living with a disability.
Speech pathology therapy can assist babies, children and young people living with a disability who experience issues with eating and drinking, such as chewing and swallowing problems, as well as other challenges with their communication. These challenges may include problems speaking, difficulties understanding language, or support with non-verbal communication, such as learning how to use language through signing and symbols.
Novita is an NDIS-registered provider and we are happy to offer assistance to you and your family to create your own National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) plan and navigate the system. You can access more information about the NDIS via their website, or contact Novita today so we can talk you through the process.
Water therapy is designed to address both movement skills and sensory disorders. Toddlers, children and young people seeking support with their movement work with our physiotherapists on strengthening and fitness, while those living with sensory disorders work with our occupational therapists. One-on-one and group therapy sessions are available.
This program provides specialist therapy services for children and young people at a time when an intensive program is needed. This might be following a medical intervention, such as surgery, for those experiencing movement disorders or requiring short-term rehabilitation. This multi-disciplinary team includes physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech pathologists, allied health professionals and medical rehabilitation specialists who support children and their families.
This specialist program is designed for children and young people with an acquired brain injury, often as the result of a medical event such as a brain tumour, or a trauma such as a motor vehicle accident. Following acute care in hospital, a multidisciplinary team of family service coordinators, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, psychologists, speech pathologists, allied health professionals and medical rehabilitation specialists work with you and your family to establish a coordinated approach to therapy support.
Who can access our therapy services?
Anyone can use Novita’s services and you won’t need a referral.
Novita works with babies, children, young adults and their families. While we are very experienced working with children from birth to 18, we also offer therapy services for young adults up to 25 years of age.
Where can I access Novita’s services?
Novita offers therapy services in Adelaide and regional South Australia in a range of settings, including:
1. At Novita sites across South Australia and in Broken Hill. View the full list of locations here;
2. In the family home, through mobile services across Adelaide and Broken Hill;
3. At schools, preschools, childcare centres and in other community settings, such as the local pool.
Why choose Novita?
Novita offers a full suite of disability services in one place. At Novita, our children and young people, together with their families and carers, work with a collaborative team of health professionals.
Together, we create a coordinated approach to help every individual achieve their therapy goals, and celebrate their achievements and milestones throughout their therapy journey.
Unlike many providers, choosing Novita means you’ll have one point of contact, one set of notes and one plan. All of the equipment you may need for your therapy journey can also be organised directly through Novita, plus you’ll have access to our substantial toy and resource centre. Many of the toys can be used for therapeutic purposes, while resources include valuable educational materials for parents and families.
Novita is an NDIS and Medicare-registered provider, and our rates are aligned with the NDIS benchmark.
You can find out more about accessing the NDIS via the NDIS website, or by contacting us or dropping into your nearest Novita location. We’ll be happy to talk you through the process and answer any questions you may have.
If you’d like to find more about Novita’s therapy services, there are several ways you can get in touch:
- Drop into your nearest Novita location
View the full list of locations here.
- Call us on 1300 668 482
Opening hours are 8am-6pm Monday-Friday.
- Make an online enquiry
Complete the online enquiry form here.
To get you started, Novita holds a welcome consultation with you and your family. You’ll meet with an experienced therapist to work out your needs and goals so we can connect you with the services you need.