Dear SirMadam, Therapy ACTs Speech Pathology and Physiotherapy

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					                                                              Therapy ACT
                                                                   GPO Box 825
                                                   CANBERRA CITY ACT 2601
                                                  Email: therapyACT@act.gov.au
                                           Web: www.dhcs.act.gov.au/TherapyACT




Dear Sir/Madam,


Therapy ACT’s Speech Pathology and Physiotherapy Drop-in Clinics for 2009
have now been finalised. Please find general clinic information and the 2009
timetable attached.

Further information can be obtained by accessing Therapy ACT’s website at;
http://www.dhcs.act.gov.au/TherapyACT/Services/Services.htm

Could you please ensure that this information is available to relevant people such as
staff members and clients.


Yours sincerely




Joy Hurren
Administrative Officer – Corporate
Therapy ACT
Swanson Plaza
19/11/2008
Drop-In Clinics - 2008
Do I need to take my child to a drop in clinic?
Locations and Times
Dates

Attendance at a Speech Pathology or Physiotherapy Drop-In Clinic provides parents in the
ACT with an opportunity to discuss issues about their child's communication skills with a
speech pathologist or discuss issues and seek information and advice about their child's gross
motor development and posture, movement and walking with a Physiotherapist.

This takes the form of an informal discussion and is not a formal assessment.

No appointment is necessary. Therapist consultation takes place in order of arrival. A wait to
see a therapist should be expected. This waiting time will vary depending on the number of
people who attend a clinic.

There are a limited number of consultations available at each Drop-In Clinic. You will be
advised on arrival if this maximum number has been reached. It may then be necessary to
attend a future Drop-In Clinic.

A child is normally accompanied by a parent. If this is not possible the person
bringing the child must bring written consent from the parent.

Parents may attend to discuss their concerns without their child if it is difficult to arrange for
their child to attend.

Parents may attend any Speech Pathology or Physiotherapy Drop-In Clinic. If further
assessment is recommended following the Drop-In, a referral will be made to the appropriate
service. (Please note: only residents of the ACT are able to receive ongoing services from
Therapy ACT)

A written summary form of the Speech Pathology or Physiotherapy Drop-In session is
provided for parents and the person who recommended attendance at Drop-In.
Do I need to take my child to a Drop-In Clinic?
Parents are welcome to attend a Drop-In Clinic if they have concerns about their children in
any of the following areas:-

Physiotherapy

    •   Posture

    •   Foot position eg. in-toeing, out-toeing, flat feet

    •   Clumsiness

    •   Delays in reaching milestones e.g sitting, standing, walking

    •   Delays in gross motor development e.g jumping, hopping, climbing

    •   Difficulties with catching, throwing, kicking balls.

                                         Speech Pathology
    •   Speech (sounds)

    •   Language (understanding and speaking)

    •   Fluency (stuttering)
The following concerns are NOT addressed through a Drop-In Clinic:
   •   Sporting Injuries

   •   Voice Disorders

   •   Fine Motor Problems, eg. handwriting, cutting, sensory (Parents should contact
       Therapy ACT’s Intake Service on 6205 1246 for a referral to Occupational Therapy)

   •   Feeding Issues (Parents should contact Therapy ACT’s Intake Service on 6205 1246 to
       arrange a referral to Speech Pathology)
                                                                                          Therapy ACT
                                                                                               GPO Box 158
                                                                                CANBERRA CITY ACT 2601
                                                                              Email: therapyACT@act.gov.au
                                                                       Web: www.dhcs.act.gov.au/TherapyACT



        THERAPY ACT SPEECH PATHOLOGY AND PHYSIOTHERAPY
                  DROP IN CLINIC TIMETABLE – 2009

Therapy ACT Swanson Plaza
2nd Floor Swanson Plaza                               Friday, 9:00am – 1:00pm (Speech Pathology)
Swanson Court, Belconnen                              Monday, 9:00am – 12:30pm (Physiotherapy)

Gungahlin Child & Family Centre                       Thursday, 9:30am – 12.30pm (Speech Pathology)
Cnr Ernest Cavanagh St and Gungahlin Place            Note: This building does not open until 9am
(Next to Gungahlin Library)
Therapy ACT Holder:                                   Thursday, 1:00pm- 4:30pm (Speech Pathology)
Cnr Weingarth & Blackwood Tce, Holder                 Tuesday, 1.30om – 4.30pm (Physiotherapy)

Tuggeranong Child & Family Centre                     Monday, 9:30am – 1:00pm (Speech Pathology)
Anketell St, Tuggeranong                              Thursday, 9:30am – 12:30pm (Physiotherapy)
(Next to the Health Centre)                           Note: This building does not open until 9am

             Please note: The last client will be seen 15 minutes before the time of closing

   MONTH                   DATE                  CLINIC                        LOCATION
                                 th
January            Thursday 29               Speech Pathology         Gungahlin Child & Family Centre

February           Monday 2nd                 Physiotherapy           Therapy ACT - Swanson Plaza
                   Thursday 5th              Speech Pathology             Therapy ACT - Holder
                   Tuesday 10th               Physiotherapy               Therapy ACT - Holder
                   Friday 13th               Speech Pathology         Therapy ACT - Swanson Plaza
                   Monday 16th               Speech Pathology       Tuggeranong Child & Family Centre
                   Thursday 26th              Physiotherapy         Tuggeranong Child & Family Centre
                   Thursday 26th             Speech Pathology        Gungahlin Child & Family Centre

March              Monday 2nd                 Physiotherapy           Therapy ACT - Swanson Plaza
                   Thursday 5th              Speech Pathology             Therapy ACT - Holder
                   Friday 13th               Speech Pathology         Therapy ACT - Swanson Plaza
                   Monday 16th               Speech Pathology       Tuggeranong Child & Family Centre
                   Thursday 26th              Physiotherapy         Tuggeranong Child & Family Centre
                   Thursday 26th             Speech Pathology        Gungahlin Child & Family Centre

April              Monday 6th                 Physiotherapy           Therapy ACT - Swanson Plaza
                   Thursday 9th              Speech Pathology             Therapy ACT - Holder
                                th
                   Tuesday 14                 Physiotherapy               Therapy ACT - Holder
                             th
                   Friday 17                 Speech Pathology         Therapy ACT - Swanson Plaza
                   Monday 20th               Speech Pathology       Tuggeranong Child & Family Centre
                                 th
                   Thursday 30                Physiotherapy         Tuggeranong Child & Family Centre
                   Thursday 30th             Speech Pathology        Gungahlin Child & Family Centre
   MONTH           DATE           CLINIC                   LOCATION
May         Monday 4th         Physiotherapy       Therapy ACT - Swanson Plaza
            Thursday 7th      Speech Pathology         Therapy ACT - Holder
                      th
            Friday 15         Speech Pathology     Therapy ACT - Swanson Plaza
            Monday 18th       Speech Pathology   Tuggeranong Child & Family Centre
            Thursday 28th      Physiotherapy     Tuggeranong Child & Family Centre
                         th
            Thursday 28       Speech Pathology    Gungahlin Child & Family Centre

June        Monday 1st         Physiotherapy       Therapy ACT - Swanson Plaza
            Thursday 4th      Speech Pathology         Therapy ACT - Holder
            Tuesday 9th        Physiotherapy           Therapy ACT - Holder
            Friday 12th       Speech Pathology     Therapy ACT - Swanson Plaza
            Monday 15th       Speech Pathology   Tuggeranong Child & Family Centre
            Thursday 25th      Physiotherapy     Tuggeranong Child & Family Centre
            Thursday 25th     Speech Pathology    Gungahlin Child & Family Centre

July        Monday 6th         Physiotherapy       Therapy ACT - Swanson Plaza
            Thursday 9th      Speech Pathology         Therapy ACT - Holder
            Friday 17th       Speech Pathology     Therapy ACT - Swanson Plaza
            Monday 20th       Speech Pathology   Tuggeranong Child & Family Centre
            Thursday 30th      Physiotherapy     Tuggeranong Child & Family Centre
            Thursday 30th     Speech Pathology    Gungahlin Child & Family Centre

August      Monday 3rd         Physiotherapy       Therapy ACT - Swanson Plaza
            Thursday 6th      Speech Pathology         Therapy ACT - Holder
            Tuesday 11th       Physiotherapy           Therapy ACT - Holder
            Friday 14th       Speech Pathology     Therapy ACT - Swanson Plaza
            Monday 17th       Speech Pathology   Tuggeranong Child & Family Centre
            Thursday 27th      Physiotherapy     Tuggeranong Child & Family Centre
            Thursday 27th     Speech Pathology    Gungahlin Child & Family Centre

September   Thursday 3rd      Speech Pathology         Therapy ACT - Holder
                      th
            Monday 7           Physiotherapy       Therapy ACT - Swanson Plaza
            Monday 14th       Speech Pathology   Tuggeranong Child & Family Centre
            Friday 18th       Speech Pathology     Therapy ACT - Swanson Plaza
                         th
            Thursday 24        Physiotherapy     Tuggeranong Child & Family Centre
            Thursday 24th     Speech Pathology    Gungahlin Child & Family Centre

October     Thursday 1st      Speech Pathology         Therapy ACT - Holder
            Tuesday 6th        Physiotherapy           Therapy ACT - Holder
            Friday 9th        Speech Pathology     Therapy ACT - Swanson Plaza
            Monday 12th        Physiotherapy       Therapy ACT - Swanson Plaza
                       th
            Monday 19         Speech Pathology   Tuggeranong Child & Family Centre
            Thursday 29th      Physiotherapy     Tuggeranong Child & Family Centre
            Thursday 29th     Speech Pathology    Gungahlin Child & Family Centre

November    Thursday 5th      Speech Pathology         Therapy ACT - Holder
            Monday 9th         Physiotherapy       Therapy ACT - Swanson Plaza
            Monday 16th       Speech Pathology   Tuggeranong Child & Family Centre
            Friday 20th       Speech Pathology     Therapy ACT - Swanson Plaza
            Thursday 26th      Physiotherapy     Tuggeranong Child & Family Centre
            Thursday 26th     Speech Pathology    Gungahlin Child & Family Centre

December    Thursday 3rd      Speech Pathology         Therapy ACT - Holder
            Monday 7th         Physiotherapy       Therapy ACT - Swanson Plaza
            Friday 11th       Speech Pathology     Therapy ACT - Swanson Plaza
            Tuesday 15th       Physiotherapy           Therapy ACT - Holder

				
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