Assistive Technology (AT) is defined as any device or system that allows individuals to perform tasks they would otherwise be unable to do or increases the ease and safety with which tasks can be performed. Participants with AT funded supports in their plan can seek advice (from one of our AT assessors) and buy it themselves. Sometimes, a participant may need help to select the right AT solutions for their needs. Where this is the case, appropriate supports will be included in the participant’s plan and this could include an AT assessment which assists a participant to understand what are the most appropriate AT solutions to meet the goals in their plan.
The NDIA has set four levels of describe AT complexity to help you identify the level of assistance a participant may need. Sometimes an item of AT may move up a level or two because of the risks the participant has associated with their disability or the environment where they need to use the AT.
How can The Health Hub Occupational Therapists assist in your assessment for AT?
All our Occupational Therapists are qualified in conducting assessments for the following AT items:
- Home modifications
- Shower commodes and static shower chairs
- Static toilet chairs
- Posture chairs
- Hospital beds
- Small assistive devices (e.g., extendable sponge, shoehorn)
- House access visits
- Assessment of daily functioning with the household and recommendations for improving independence in these skills
- Energy conservation recommendations
- Adaptive cutlery
- Mobility equipment
- Mobile wheelchairs
- Power wheelchairs
- Motor vehicle
- Vehicle modifications
- Specialised car seats
If you are an NDIS participant and require an AT assessment, please contact our friendly Client Care Team and book an initial appointment today on (07) 3890 7033.