Lifehacks for Success Club (independent living skills)

Many carers feel like they need an extra pair of hands to carry the load and help their young person grow and develop into all they can be. They want their young person to experience success in the home, at their place of education, and out in the community. Succeed provides therapy assistants where you need them to help young people to achieve their goals. Therapists also provide daily living skills hacks sessions.

Lifehacks for Success Individual programs

Why see a therapy assistant?

Young people can benefit from individual support to reach their next stage of development. Busy or stressed parents, coaches or teachers can find it hard to provide the additional support they need. Our therapy assistants are about half the cost of a therapist, yet have often undergone the majority of a therapy degree.

What does a therapy assistant do?

Our Therapy Assistants (Allied Health Assistants) implement therapy programs in the community where it matters most. This includes in educational environments, at home or out and about. They work under the direction of our Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist, Exercise Physiologist and Nutritionist to assist young people to achieve their goals.

How it works:

1. A therapist assesses/reviews the young person in the environment where they would like assistance and recommend strategies to assist

2. The Therapy Assistant helps with putting the strategies into place, wherever they are needed.

3. In addition, the parent, teacher or therapy assistant can take video footage for the therapist to review, for additional therapy planning.


Lifehacks for Success Group Programs

Life skills training clubs, according to participant needs and interests. 


Individual Therapy Assistance: A therapist accompanies the Therapy Assistant for the first appointment for handover and developing the Therapy Assistant Plan. Therapy Assistant Plans are developed by the therapist at the start of Therapy Assistant services and on an as needed basis after that. Provider travel (as negotiated) is billed according to the team members direct and indirect travel time at the hourly rate (pro-rata) plus mileage of $0.85 a kilometre. Individual Therapy Assistant services are usually undertaken in the community (ie home or out and about etc). After the initial visit, four minutes per Therapy Assistant service (discounted from actual time taken – estimated at 10 minutes) is charged for case conferencing with the therapist to progress the therapy plan. From there, the therapist may offer additional services on top of case conferences as needed ie through further therapist visits if needed, reviewing photos or video footage, or telehealth support to the Therapy Assistant during sessions (ie phone or video call), as negotiated with the family.

*Private hourly individual rate is $195 for therapist, or $90 for allied health assistant (plus $9 per session for case consultations with therapist). NDIS hourly individual rate is $193.99 for therapist, or $86.79 for therapy assistant (plus about $13 per session for case consultations with therapist). Approximate cost for the group Program of Support by therapist is $170 per hour, or by therapy assistant is $79 per hour (including case consultations with therapists) covering the complete therapy experience tailored to your young persons' needs (break down of fee schedule to be provided upon enquiry). Additional costs may apply for some activities and food (uncommon to occur).