What NDIS Registered Occupational Therapists Do

Our NDIS registered Occupational therapists focus on independent living skills. 

Our occupational therapists are looking at function and independence: “Currently, how does this person do things? How can I help them to do what they want to do more easily and functionally to optimise independence?”

They will be looking at the person, environment and daily activities (occupations). 

Our occupational therapists are skilled in a number of areas, including mental health, rehabilitation, pain management, behavioural/emotional management, aids and equipment and independent living. 

They can help to identify interests and goals, manage daily routines at home and in the community, modify daily tasks to make them easier to perform, assess and advise about installing aids, equipment and home modifications.

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We work with people across the lifespan, providing a range of supports and services to NDIS participants, including:

  • Assistive technology (aids and equipment)

  • Home modifications (ramps, rails etc.)

  • Assessment of personal support needs (personal care)

  • Community and domestic independence

  • Coordinating respite care

  • Suitability of accommodation

  • Transport assistance and training

  • Orientation and mobility training

  • Supported employment evaluation and training services

  • Assessing and assisting children’s to reach developmental milestones

  • Mental health (including behavioural and emotional supports)

This list is not exhaustive, and it may be better to get in touch with our occupational therapy team to discuss individual circumstances and needs.

Eligibility

The NDIS is only available to those under the age of 65, who have an assessed and diagnosed disability that affects their ability to take part in everyday activities.

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The NDIS is not available to people over 65. However, it may be available to those who turn 65 after having been approved as a participant in the scheme.

A good place to start is the NDIS Access Checklist, which can be accessed by clicking here. Alternatively, you can call the NDIS directly on 1800 800 110 or visit the NDIS website by clicking here.

Also, explore the links provided on the side-bar.

Book An NDIS Registered Occupational Therapist

Once NDIS approved, most participants will work with an NDIS Planner and/or Local Area Coordinator to develop a support plan. Each participant develops an individualised plan that identifies the specific outcomes they wish to achieve, the disability supports that will be funded by the NDIS and other supports they require; often an occupational therapy assessment can aid in this process of identifying other therapeutic or general support needs.

The NDIS is unique in that participants are now given choice and control over the supports that they receive. If funding for “Improved Daily Living” is included in the plan, then this often means that occupational therapy is covered. Then the next step is to speak with My Care Provider to book an appointment.

Get In Touch

If you would like to work with one of our NDIS registered occupational therapist then please get in touch by calling 1300 998 774 or emailing info@mycareprovider.com.au

Alternatively, you can complete the below contact form and we will be in touch.

Please include the purpose of your enquiry.