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Novita Children's Services

Novita provides child development, rehabilitation and disability services to young clients, as well as support for their families and carers. They support children and young people throughout their childhood and adolescent years, in Adelaide, regional South Australia and beyond.

Through their broader work with families and communities, Novita's life-changing services have a direct impact on thousands of South Australians.

Novita’s team of staff includes rehabilitation medical specialists, paediatricians, occupational therapists, speech physiotherapists, psychologists, social workers, orthotists, rehabilitation engineers and dieticians, who work together with families to give children the best start to life possible. Novita also provides service coordination and planning support, making clients’ experience with the organisation as easy as possible.

They are the largest South Australian community-based children’s service organisation. As a result of their established networks within the childcare, kindergarten and school sectors and with government and private child health organisations, including the Women’s and Children’s Hospital, they are able to provide best practice holistic care across many aspects of a child’s development.

Novita works with the latest research, equipment and technologies, helping its young clients access every aspect of life – whether they’re at home, kindergarten, school, in the playground or on the sports field. Over 77 years, Novita has become a recognised and trusted provider of children’s disability and developmental services, enabling each child to discover their abilities and full potential.

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Last reviewed: May 2018

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To communicate | Novita

What is communication? Everybody communicates every day, in lots of different ways

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6 steps | Novita

If you have lots of appointments with different doctors or specialists, start a notebook to record all your conversations and appointment dates

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I have an NDIS plan | Novita

First things first, Register Now or call our friendly Customer Experience Team on 1300 668 482 anytime from Monday-Friday, between 8:00am and 6:00pm

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Emotional wellbeing | Novita

At times we all struggle with many different aspects of life, and children and young people are no exception to this

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Cerebral palsy | Novita

About cerebral palsy Whilst cerebral palsy is not a progressive condition, changes may occur over time

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Intellectual Disability | Novita

Intellectual disability is the most commonly recorded disability, occurring in about 3% of the population in Australia

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Neuromuscular conditions | Novita

While most forms of neuromuscular conditions become evident in early childhood, some others appear in late adolescence or adulthood

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To be independent | Novita

Why promote independence? Many children with a disability are sheltered from taking risks

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Potty and Toilet Training Guide | Novita

Helpful Information Helpful Information | Tags: Daily routines Potty and Toilet Training Guide When it comes to potty training, it helps to have a few tricks up your sleeve! This step-by-step guide is full of tips and tricks to help your child get the hang of potty training

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Groups | Novita

We also have a wide range of groups catering for older children and young people, ranging from specific skill development to keeping fit and opportunities to socialise with their peers

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