NDIS Occupational Therapy Sydney
With the recently implemented National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), Australians and their carers with a permanent and significant medical diagnosis or disability can receive occupational therapy interventions across Sydney.
How do I become part of the NDIS?
The official NDIS website outlines the major components of the scheme and how to arrange an assessment to determine if you or your family member is eligible to become a participant. In general, the process involves NDIS assessors visiting your home and speaking with you about your disability, current supports you are receiving (including informal supports), how it may restrict you from performing your daily activities, your needs and how the NDIS can help you to fulfill your goals. You will also need to present evidence of your medical condition, usually in the form of doctor letters, assessments or reports, as well as accompanying reports from other health practitioners. The amount of funding a person receives depends on the severity of how their disability affects their functioning and independence.
What is NDIS occupational therapy in Sydney?
How can NDIS occupational therapy help me?
Like most other therapeutic interventions, the primary step of occupational therapy usually involves gaining a thorough background of the person’s medical and personal history, and specific needs for therapy. Depending on the client’s age, the occupational therapist will then formulate unique goals and a plan to teach the individual strategies to bolster their independence. Occupational therapists use standardised assessments to identify a person’s current level of functioning, and utilise evidenced-based practices and strategies to strengthen their skills.