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Paediatric Equipment and Assistive Technology

Equipment and Assistive Technology
Paediatric equipment refers to devices, equipment and systems that support the daily activities of children with disabilities. These technologies are designed to provide assistance and improve the quality of life for children with physical, sensory or cognitive impairments.

Paediatric equipment includes a wide range of devices, such as powered mobility equipment, adjustable and profiling beds and wheelchairs and strollers. These devices are customised to meet the specific needs of each child and can enhance their independence, mobility and overall well-being.

Other important devices that are specifically designed to meet the unique needs of each child include:

  • Paediatric Car Seats
  • Pressure Mattresses
  • Mobile or ceiling hoists and
  • Visual assistive technology

How we help

Evolve Therapy Services Occupational Therapists provide a range of services to assist children with disabilities to achieve greater independence and quality of life. Our services include:

  • comprehensive paediatric equipment assessments
  • NDIS equipment trials with our network of NDIS registered equipment suppliers
  • lodging assessment and request forms to the NDIS

We work collaboratively with our clients to ensure that their specific needs and goals are met, they have access to the right equipment and support to achieve greater independence in their daily lives.

Get in touch

Use our enquiry form or speak with reception on 08 6183 1763

Our team of experienced Occupational Therapists can help you navigate the process of selecting the right equipment for your child’s needs and we work with a network of equipment suppliers to provide the highest quality devices and ongoing support to ensure that your child’s device remains functional and safe. We understand that every child’s needs are unique, which is why we offer individualised assessments and ongoing support to ensure the best possible outcome.

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Paediatric Assistive Technology FAQ’s

What types of paediatric assistive technology are covered by the NDIS?

The NDIS covers a range of paediatric assistive technology, including but not limited to mobility aids, communication devices, sensory equipment, and home modifications.

How do I apply for NDIS funding for my child's assistive technology?

To apply for NDIS funding, you will need to meet with an Occupational therapist or other healthcare professional who can provide you with a letter of recommendation for the specific assistive technology your child needs. You will then need to submit this letter, along with other required documents, to the NDIS.

How does an Evolve Therapy OT assist in prescribing equipment?

Conduct an assessment: OTs begin by conducting an assessment of the person’s abilities and limitations. This may involve observing them performing daily activities, reviewing medical records, and conducting interviews with the person and their family members.

Identify the person’s goals: OTs work with the person to identify their goals and objectives, such as improving mobility, communication, or independence in daily activities.

Determine the most appropriate assistive technology: Based on the assessment and the person’s goals, the OT will recommend the most appropriate assistive technology or equipment. This may include devices such as wheelchairs, walkers, communication aids, or modified utensils.

Trial the technology: The OT will work with the person to trial the recommended technology and equipment to ensure that it meets their needs and is comfortable and safe to use.

Modify or customise the equipment: The OT may need to modify or customise the equipment to ensure that it is tailored to the person’s needs and preferences.

Provide training and support: Once the equipment is prescribed, the OT will provide training and support to the person and their caregivers to ensure that they can use it effectively and safely.

Monitor and reassess: The OT will monitor the person’s progress and reassess the equipment over time to ensure that it continues to meet their needs.

How long does it take to receive NDIS funding for assistive technology?

The time it takes to receive NDIS funding for assistive technology can vary depending on a number of factors. It's important to plan ahead and apply for funding well in advance of when the equipment is needed.

What happens if my child's needs change and they require different assistive technology?

If your child's needs change and they require different assistive technology, you can work with your Occupational Therapist or other healthcare professional to update your child's NDIS plan and request funding for the new equipment.

As a registered occupational therapy provider in Perth, We also offer other OT services including occupational therapy for kids, NDIS home modifications and SDA assessment. Contact us online or call us at 08 6183 1763.

Get in touch

Use our enquiry form or speak with reception on 08 6183 1763