What you need to know about B.E.ST.

(Brisbane Early Stages Autism Therapy)

BEST Transdisciplinary Team

We are a team of highly experienced Speech Pathology and Occupational Therapy professionals.
A transdisciplinary approach to brings together expertise and experience from several different and related professional disciplines. Therapists work together to achieve outcomes for your child.
What are the benefits of the Transdisciplinary Approach?
BEST Autism Therapy uses a transdisciplinary assessment and treatment model that first provides a thorough assessment of your child’s current difficulties. Based on the team’s assessment findings, BEST Autism Therapy team of professionals create an individualized and unique treatment plan supported by scientific evidence.

BEST Practice

Our therapists are experienced and qualified to use a range of research based therapies.
Relationship based therapies help children learn how to engage with and relate to others include DIR Floortime and the Early Start Denver Model.
Communication therapies help children learn to talk and understand others include PROMPT, AAC, Key Word Signing and iPad based speech generating apps.
Sensory therapy to keep children calm and regulated include the Alert Program, Zones of Regulation and Sensory Integration Therapy.
Social and Emotional Skills therapies to support children to develop friendships include Social Stories and Social Skills Training.

BEST Outcomes

Families expect that we will achieve the best possible outcomes for their child.
With you, the caregiver as part of our team, we set long term and short term goals and regularly review these goals. You will be given an intervention plan where you can track your child’s progress on each goal.
We liaise with others in your child’s team to maximise the transfer of skills learned across contexts. Your child’s team will receive an early intervention plan and regular updates on their progress.
BEST Autism therapists are committed to family centred practice as we work in partnership with families on goals which suit your values and priorities for your child.

BEST Location

We know that children with autism learn best in their natural setting, during everyday activities. This is because children with autism have difficulty transferring or generalizing new learning from one context to another.
All learning is done in an environment where the child feels comfortable. We come to you so your child has the opportunity to practice the skills in the most naturalistic setting.
You will not need to find extra time to complete homework. Instead, we teach you how to implement strategies and why these strategies work! You will practice during everyday activities such as mealtimes, getting dressed, going in the car and during chores such as putting on the washing.

Information for Referring Professionals

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How do I refer to B.E.ST?

Anyone can refer to B.E.ST. and clients can also self-refer.  If you would like to make an enquiry on behalf of a patient please contact us today http://www.bestautismtherapy.com.au/contact-us/

Is B.E.ST a panel provider under the Helping Children With Autism Package (HCWA)?

All therapists at B.E.ST. are panel provider under HCWA and have many years experience working within the Operational Guidelines.  We have the in-depth knowledge to assist our clients to understand their entitlements and to effectively utilise their allocated funds to best support their child.

Is B.E.S.T. a registered provider under the NDIS?

As the NDIS has not yet rolled-out in South-East Queensland, we are not yet registered providers.  We are however making sure we are abreast of the information around the NDIS to ensure that we will be ready to deliver services under the scheme.

Why refer to B.E.ST.?

We are very experienced practitioners in the area of Early Intervention and Autism.  We provide a team approach to ensure we are complementing each other, where we often share goals and are working towards the same outcomes, while using the strengths of our profession.  We focus on joint planning, joint goal setting and we communicate regularly about our clients. We find this team approach helps to relieve parents from having to facilitate communication between therapy team members.