Allied health professionals are trained practitioners who are not doctors, dentists or nurses. They can provide a range of services that may help to improve the quality of life for those affected by Tay-Sachs or Sandhoff disease. They may also be able to instruct you as to how to safely provide certain types of therapies in your own time and environment.
In the following sections, we have identified some areas where allied health professionals may be able to provide further advice and support on caring for your child or loved one.
The Australian Government’s Health Direct website contains information about allied health professionals, including tips on how to find a practitioner.
If your child or loved one is an approved NDIS participant, costs of allied health professional support will likely be included in their plan.