NDIS provider Leor appoints new Head of Clinical Practice as it expands into allied health services provision
Specialist in home care and NDIS provider Leor has confirmed the appointment of Sally Galloway as its new Head of Clinical Practice as it expands its offer to include a suite of allied health services that will be made available to families to access whilst their children are in care both at home and in early learning centres.
“I am excited to have Sally Galloway join Leor’s senior leadership team and build our allied health practice across Australia,” Andrea Christie-David, Managing Director said.
“Sally’s appointment marks an expansion of Leor’s existing NDIS services to include in house occupational therapy, speech pathology and psychology services through our holistic, child centred model.”
Ms Galloway, a qualified occupational therapist, will be joining Leor after eight years as the National Lead for Occupational Therapy at Goodstart Early Learning where she was responsible for leading a national team of occupational therapists within Goodstart’s EChO centres.
“It is an honour to announce my role as Head of Clinical Practice for Leor. I am thrilled to be leading a national team of Allied Health professionals to deliver early intervention services through in-home and centre based early education and care,” she said.
Allied health services to complement in centre early education and care provision
Leor’s new allied health services practice will be offered as a complementary service alongside the provision of early childhood education and care (ECEC) in centres across Australia and in so doing maximise opportunities to swiftly intervene to support children in all areas where appropriate.
“At Leor we have already been applying a holistic and collaborative approach to early intervention by working with a child’s allied health therapist to develop an individualised learning program that meets the child’s learning and development needs,” Ms Christie-David said.
Ms Galloway’s appointment means that allied health services will now be available for children and families in centre allowing them to more efficiently and effectively access NDIS budgets without parents having to take time out of their day to attend appointments.
“The unique transdisciplinary service offering that we are creating will maximise the impact of early detection, and early intervention support for children and families,” Ms Galloway added.
“It is a true collaboration of health, education and families that can deliver world-class early intervention and education programs.”
G8’s network of ECEC centres to see immediate benefits from Leor’s expansion
Having joined the G8 Education group of companies in September 2021 Leor will be well placed to roll out the new offering to children of both families and educators that attend a G8 service anywhere in Australia and are in need of allied health services.
“Since joining G8 we have worked tirelessly to deepen and broaden our range of services with a focus on delivering services under the NDIS to achieve positive outcomes for children with complex needs through our unique holistic early intervention model,” Ms Christie-David said.
“Now that we are in a position to add an in centre allied health component to our services we are looking forward to rolling out the new offer to the families that attend our network of 450 centres as our operations continue to grow.”
“It is a very exciting time for us at Leor and we feel privileged to be in a position to really make a difference to positive outcomes for children.”
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