BREAKFREE Family Assessment & Therapeutic Model (NDIS)

Please note that the following rebate / funding support mechanisms apply with this therapeutic model:
  • National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS / NDIA)
  • Medicare
  • Private Health Insurance

Our team will support you to connect to, and complete all paperwork for this scheme as required.

The program is based in Melbourne, and is conducted all over Australia using skype consultations, and face to face contact with the visiting chief clinician.

This model is currently utilised with overseas clients using a wraparound team with local practitioners already working with the family unit.

With specified frameworks, and proven programming techniques, the BREAKFREE Program works beautifully with children and adolescents with difficulties in the following domains:

  • Autism Spectrum Conditions
  • ADHD & ADD
  • Explosive and Inappropriate Behaviour
  • Communication & Learning
  • Dyslexia, Reading and Writing
  • Attention, Sensory Processing & Emotional Regulation
  • Family Relationships
  • Routine Issues – sleep, eating and transitions


In context, the BREAKFREE Program is outlined with a specific framework, with opportunity to utilise flexible structure and formulae for the individual family journey throughout the duration of the program. Assessment and Interview information, collected from each of the spheres of influence (family, school, and community) is considered, and a specific formula for the individual student is outlined.

The BREAKFREE Program is based upon these connected elements:

  • Personal Experience – The author and chief clinician created a program to support families through the journey of their child’s diagnosis, and the subsequent process. Supporting parents to view their specific thoughts, and shift them in regard to the condition; opening opportunities to seize within moments of life with their children. Supporting parents to utilise emotional self-awareness and emotional self-control, and be the ultimate mirror of relaxation, contentment and happiness that they wish for their child to be in their lives. Many pieces of learning from his personal journey with his diagnosis, combined with professional knowledge and experience have created this integral element to the foundation of the program.
  • Allied Health – Within the context of the program, Speech Pathology, Sensory Processing, and Emotional Regulation processes form the basis of therapeutic intervention. Each family is provided a foundation of sessions of intervention, and support between the sessions, as required. Materials, ideas and home supports are provided and modified throughout the experience of intervention.
  • Teaching – A specialised SUPPORT TEACHER works with the context of the BREAKFREE Program. They will meet with the school staff, school teacher and education support staff and utilise the information from the Allied Health team to support the schools total needs.
  • Complimentary Health – the Mind-State approaches of Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP), Coaching, Hypnotherapy and Mindfulness are utilised as complimentary therapies to the Allied Health approaches of Speech Pathology, Sensory Processing and Emotional Regulation supports.
  • Neuroscience – 2015 information from the work of leading experts in the field are utilised to support the parent understanding in knowledge and process within their individual families. This is provided within context of the sessions. It shared in sessions with parents to consider and support their mind-set during the therapeutic process. The parents are supported through the wave of accelerated change that occurs within the process to its successful completion.
  • Education Support – This level of the program is encouraged within the program. It is dependent on the assessment of the student, and their presentation in the areas of communication, learning, behaviour, gross & fine motor abilities, and sensory profile. Via the parents, the school is contacted, and an observation is organised within the classroom setting at the time when therapeutic intervention has begun, and is flowing well.

The strength of the program is based upon a family therapeutic intervention model, similar to the programs of RDI and DIR-Floortime, and the Son-Rise Program.

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The BREAKFREE Model involves a transformation of the spheres of influence that surround the child, whilst simultaneously shifting, moulding and shaping the whole-child to find ease, contentment and growth within their world.

The program involves change within the dynamic of the parent-child relationship over the duration of the entire program. It involves change within the sectors that are inclusive of:


  • Conscious Awareness
  • Adaptability & Flexibility
  • Strategic Plan
  • Total Communication Change toward self and others


  • Self-Awareness
  • Mind State Mastery
  • Understanding the system, and easing path in life
  • Emotional Regulation and Behavioural Change

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All behaviour within individuals and within the relationships are analysed with a Functional Behavioural Assessment and Positive Behavioural Support (working hypothesis) formulae.

The steps for change within the program are guided by a step-by-step consideration between:

  • The client’s current reality
  • The results they wish to achieve, and
  • The roadblocks they perceive are still present within the situation.

Constant evaluations of the 3 elements are considered to make the changes that are required to support growth and stability throughout the duration.

These are modified in consideration to the how the parent, and / or child are tracking through the sessions.

The Model itself involves the essential elements of:

  • Speech Pathology & Coaching Sessions for the parent & child
  • Sensory Processing, Emotional Regulation, and Accelerating Behavioural Change sessions for the parent and child
  • Parent Coaching Sessions

The model involves the additional and optional choices of:

  • School involvement – classroom observation, school meeting, and staff training
  • Evening Workshops
  • LIVE Q&A Webinars

The Chief clinician to this program utilises a coaching assistant program to support the constant stream of clientele.

These coaches are supervised and guided within the steps of the intervention.

To apply for this program, email Scott Hardie on


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