NDIS Occupational Therapy

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) offers comprehensive occupational therapy support for individuals with permanent and significant disabilities, ensuring they receive the assistance they need to enhance their daily living skills and overall quality of life. Occupational therapy in Australia, particularly within the NDIS framework, plays a pivotal role in facilitating independence and well-being for those it serves.

An occupational therapist (OT) is a highly trained healthcare professional specialising in helping people of all ages regain, develop, or maintain the skills necessary for the activities of everyday life. These professionals are adept at assessing and addressing cognitive, physical, and environmental barriers that may hinder an individual’s ability to perform daily tasks. Through the application of evidence-based practice, occupational therapists (OTs) work closely with their clients to identify and implement strategies that can significantly improve their functionality and independence.

Our NDIS occupational therapy services are delivered by a dedicated team of NDIS-approved occupational therapists, speech pathologists, and psychologists. This multidisciplinary approach ensures that we provide therapeutic and interventional supports that are customised to meet your unique needs. Our occupational therapists are committed to professional practice excellence, guided by the standards set by the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia and aligned with the values of the World Federation of Occupational Therapists.

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Occupational therapy enables people with disabilities, including those who have suffered a traumatic brain injury or are dealing with mental health issues, to navigate their daily lives more effectively. By focusing on enhancing fine motor skills, cognitive abilities, and utilising assistive technology, our therapists can make a profound difference in the lives of our clients. They also recommend home modifications and suggest environmental changes that further support the individual’s needs, promoting a safer and more accessible living space.

Our NDIS occupational therapists work diligently to ensure that every intervention is tailored to help you achieve your goals, whether they involve mastering daily living skills, overcoming environmental barriers, or engaging in community health activities. They are also involved in early intervention strategies, which are crucial for addressing developmental delays or behavioural problems in children, ensuring they have the best possible start in life.

Education plays a significant role in our service delivery, with our therapists often involved in education classes for clients and their families. This educational aspect ensures that everyone involved understands the therapeutic process and can actively participate in achieving the best possible outcomes.

At Circle Of Hope, we are committed to ensuring that our clients graduate career-ready, equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge to navigate their world successfully. Our practice placements are designed to provide real-world experience, preparing our occupational therapists to meet the challenges of their professional practice with confidence and competence.

In summary, our occupational therapy services at Circle Of Hope are designed to empower individuals with disabilities, supporting them in overcoming challenges and enhancing their ability to participate in everyday activities. Through the combined efforts of our skilled occupational therapists, we strive to deliver personalised, effective, and compassionate care to each of our clients, helping them to lead more independent and fulfilling lives.

For further information Contact our friendly and experienced team today to see how we can help or for a tour of our facilities.

FAQ’s

An NDIS OT works with individuals who have a physical, psychosocial, neurological, or cognitive disability to help them perform daily activities with greater ease and independence. By assessing and modifying the individual’s environment, recommending assistive technology and/or aiding devices, and using therapeutic techniques, they strive to enhance a person’s ability to participate in everyday tasks and improve their overall quality of life.

Occupational therapists play a critical role for people with disability by empowering them to overcome a variety of barriers. Their key responsibilities include assessing individual needs, developing personal goals and therapy plans, and implementing strategies to promote independence. They focus on adapting environments, improving everyday functions and supporting emotional and social wellbeing.

The OT assessment for disability involves a comprehensive evaluation that identifies the strengths and limitations of an individual regarding their daily activities. This assessment includes physical, psychological, and environmental examinations to determine the appropriate interventions. The goal is to create a plan that enhances functionality and independence, tailored specifically to the individual’s needs and personal goals.

In Australia, occupational therapy services can be covered by Medicare under certain circumstances through the Chronic Disease Management (CDM) plan. Individuals with a chronic medical condition and complex care needs may be eligible for Medicare rebates for certain allied health services including occupational therapy, upon referral from their general practitioner. However, if the individual has an NDIS plan then they are required to use this funding body to access occupational therapy services through their core or capacity building budget in their individualised plan.

For more information about coverage, consult directly with Medicare or your healthcare provider.