Luke Priddis Foundation

Acceptance is key

Following a diagnosis, which involves identifying an individual’s unique difficulties and differences, our approach at Luke Priddis Foundation centers on gaining a profound understanding and appreciation of each person. This involves recognizing their strengths, interests, and how best to support their journey toward growth and well-being.

Acceptance plays a pivotal role in our philosophy. Autism, often characterized as a behavioral disorder, calls for a nuanced support system. This support encompasses skills building, the development of alternative communication methods, and adjustments in home, school, or community environments tailored to individual needs.

Luke Priddis Foundation

Empower the Journey

Effective communication is the cornerstone of our approach. We encourage open and consistent communication among parents, carers, teachers, families, therapists, and all support individuals involved. This collaborative effort ensures a holistic understanding of the individual, consistency in approach, and ultimately, the best possible outcomes in their journey toward growth and development. At Luke Priddis Foundation, we believe that by embracing acceptance and fostering effective communication, we can create a supportive environment that empowers individuals with Autism to thrive.

Occupational Therapy

Our psychologists can support you through a range of assessments and intervention services. We will discuss a range of options at your initial consultation to determine with assessment and/or intervention options are most appropriate for you.

Speech Therapy

Our Speech Pathologists work with individuals to assess, diagnose, and provide therapy around supporting communication skills and development. This could include supporting areas of language development, speech articulation, providing stuttering intervention, supporting social communication and engagement skills.

Psychology Services

Our psychologists can support you through a range of assessments and intervention services. We will discuss a range of options at your initial consultation to determine with assessment and/or intervention options are most appropriate for you.

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Occupational Therapy

Our psychologists work alongside individuals and their families to provide evidence-based intervention plans suited to their personal goals. Psychology can support individuals with their thoughts, feelings, and behaviours where they may be causing difficulties within their home, school, and community. Our psychologists provide services within the LPF clinic but may have the capacity for community, home, or school appointments. Psychology services may be appropriate for you and/ or your child if you are noticing difficulties with: Emotional awareness (eg. Recognizing and understanding different emotions) Emotional regulation (eg. Difficulty using emotional regulation tools) Anxiety/worry Depression/low mood Low self-esteem/negative thinking Problem-solving and building independence Coping with change Recovering from traumatic events Understanding how you can support an autistic child Behaviours of concern such as harming self or others

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Speech Therapy

At the Luke Priddis Foundation, our Speech Pathologists have interests in supporting individuals’ early language development, gestalt language processors (‘whole language learners’) and working with tools that support or replace spoken language – e.g. iPad communication apps, Key Word Signs, picture symbols, etc. Our Speech Pathologists have several years’ experience working with Autistic individuals and supporting language differences. Our therapists have additional training in the following programs: More Than Words – Hanen (Early Communication Skills) Lidcombe Program (Stuttering) SoundsWrite (Literacy) Language Acquisition through Motor Planning – LAMP (communication app) Device Trials for Liberator communication systems (specialised communication devices) Basic Key Word Sign – KWS (alternative communication) Signed Exact English -SEE (alternative communication)

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Psychology Services

Our psychologists work alongside individuals and their families to provide evidence-based intervention plans suited to their personal goals. Psychology can support individuals with their thoughts, feelings, and behaviours where they may be causing difficulties within their home, school, and community. Our psychologists provide services within the LPF clinic but may have the capacity for community, home, or school appointments. Psychology services may be appropriate for you and/ or your child if you are noticing difficulties with: Emotional awareness (eg. Recognizing and understanding different emotions) Emotional regulation (eg. Difficulty using emotional regulation tools) Anxiety/worry Depression/low mood Low self-esteem/negative thinking Problem-solving and building independence Coping with change Recovering from traumatic events Understanding how you can support an autistic child Behaviours of concern such as harming self or others

Psychology Assessments

Our psychologists have training in administering assessments in the following areas: 

  • Cognitivie/Intellectual assessment (ages 6+)
  • Academic/Specific learning disorder assessment (ages 4+)
  • Giftedness (ages 6+)
  • Mental health