PosAbility has been helping families since 2013 with the aim to maximise a child’s ability to LEARN to their potential, LIVE to the fullest and GROW to be all they can be with the long term goal of opening Australia’s first school for children with Specific Learning Difficulties.
It was initially formed as a partnership between five friends and colleagues; Katrina Sheraton-Yu, Georgia Callaghan, Margrit Frischknecht, Glenys O’Riley and Kathryn Lawrenson, that had previously studied or worked together at the Macquarie University Special Education Centre. Coming from diverse backgrounds, including schools, university clinics and hospital settings, there was a wide referral network meaning the services were in great demand. Word of mouth saw the business grow and soon the team grew.Towards the end of 2015, current Director, Occupational Therapist and Specific Learning Difficulties tutor and assessor, Hayley Smith, returned from London with an amazing skill set and unique experience in a specialised school in London for children with specific learning difficulties. Her common interests, drive and passion for helping children brought her to connect with PosAbility through a mutual friend and quickly, Hayley become part of the future of PosAbility.
PosAbility is now in its eighth year and we are continuing to work towards our goal of opening the school. In the meantime, we continue to focus on providing high quality services for 300 or more students each week. We now have over 20 staff and the clinic is an environment of shared enthusiasm and enjoyment for helping children with learning difficulties and their families.
What We Offer
Maximising your child’s ability to LEARN, LIVE, GROW.
PosAbility's Occupational Psychologists, Specialist Teachers and Occupational Therapists carry out a variety of assessments to identify strengths and difficulties within a student’s learning profile. These assessments inform practical recommendations across environments as well as a diagnosis if appropriate...read more
PosAbility Psychologists are experienced in working with children, their families and schools across a range of services including assessments, counseling, consultative and case management services...read more
PosAbility Educators offer comprehensive assessment and intervention in the areas of reading, writing, spelling, comprehension and mathematics. They are specialists in the field of dyslexia, dysgraphia and dycalculia...read more
PosAbility Occupational Therapists offer individualised, fun, interactive and targeted sessions focusing on the areas identified following assessment. Sessions are 45 or 60 minutes long and can be completed in the Lane Cove clinic, at school or at home...read more
PosAbility’s Intensive Learning Program is a unique customised and individualised learning program for children with complex needs. Originally designed for children with specific learning difficulties that are at least two years behind in literacy and/or learning, we are now incorporating intensive psychology and occupational therapy services into our program...read more
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SEMINARS
PosAbility Occupational Therapists provide seminars and practical workshops on a variety of topics. These cover dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia and dyspraxia (Developmental Coordination Disorder), executive functioning, memory strategies and school readiness. These can be for teachers, allied health or child development professionals, parents or individually designed for specific purposes...read more