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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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Play as Therapy | Novita

Novitas Play as Therapy is a series of short videos that show how play is one of the best ways to help children living with disability develop skills and achieve their goals anything from improving balance, communicating with others or learning about their emotions

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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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To communicate | Novita

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

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Duchenne muscular dystrophy | Novita

What is Duchenne muscular dystrophy? Duchenne muscular dystrophy is characterised by progressive muscle wasting and weakness

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Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) | Novita

What is Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)? Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is characterised by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and non-verbal communication, a restricted repertoire of activities and interests, and repetitive and stereotyped behaviour

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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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Advice | Novita

Hearing that your child has a disability often occurs at, or shortly after birth

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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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Transition Support | Novita

Frequently a child who has a disability does not meet these transitions according to the same timetable as their peers

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Groups | Novita

We know that children learn and engage best through play and our groups support the development of new skills in a way that is meaningful for children

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