NDIS Occupational Therapy in Thornlie
Our occupational therapy team in Thornlie is passionate about delivering the best outcomes to children, teenagers and adults with disability living in and around Thornlie.
We will get to know you, what you want to achieve and what’s currently getting in your way, so that we can create the most effective plan to help you build your skills and confidence to overcome these barriers, and achieve your full potential.
Supporting you the Everyday Way
We come to you or your loved one at home, school, work or other places in the community where you like to spend time because the places that matter most to you, are the best places to build up skills and confidence – you’re putting what you learn to practice right away. This is the Everyday Way we deliver our services.
It can include supporting you or your loved one to do things such as cooking, self-care, enjoying time with friends and family, getting out and about, studying or working. The options are endless, but they always start with your goal. We also build the skills of your support network, so that everyone is working towards a unified purpose and assisting you in the most effective way.
We help you stretch your NDIS therapy budget further by using evidence-based therapies that are proven to work so you can achieve your goals as quickly as possible.
If achieving your goals require more than occupational therapy, our therapists work as team and can link you in with the relevant Everyday Independence therapists to help plan and provide your therapy support at the right time, so you can achieve your goals faster.
Your therapy package can include:
NDIS Occupational Therapy can help you with:
- Building independence
- Assistive technology
- Sensory profiling
- Social skills and friendships
- Learning support
- Developing hobbies and interests
- Home modifications
- Safe and accessible environments
- Wheelchairs and seating
- Behaviour support
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Depending on your goals and your unique situation your occupational therapist will work with you on a range of therapy initiatives that will support you to do things more easily and safely. These could include:
- Prescribing devices to help you do the activities you want and need. We will make sure you can use the device in the best way to meet your needs.
- Recommending changes to your environment, such as your home or workplace so you can do more things independently or make it easier for people to assist you.
- Develop a profile of your abilities and areas where you need assistance to put together a “support plan” for the people who assist you. This will include how you need to be assisted when and where; and making sure that you have the opportunity to give things a go, have your say and be involved.
- Devising a program to improve a specific ability or skill including being more independent, like using public transport or managing your own behaviour so you can better interact with others.
- Building the skills of your support network so they can support you to achieve your goals.
We provide children aged under seven years with therapy support through our early intervention services. We use a Key Worker model which is considered by the NDIS to be the best practice for providing early childhood intervention.
If needed, your Early Childhood Key Worker will arrange support from an occupational therapist to help your child to achieve their goals.
When you first begin using occupational therapy we generally start with a meeting in your home, a suitable place in your community or at our location. This first session is all about getting on the same page as you and your family, having a good understanding of what is working and not working for you and what a vision of success looks like.
This may include seeing you doing some of your essential daily tasks or conducting specific assessments of your abilities and needs. Some of the types of assessments we can conduct for you are:
- Independent Living Abilities assessment
- Support Needs assessment
- Sensory processing assessment
- Functional behavioural assessment
An OT will gain an understanding of the reasons activities can be challenging for you, for example, strength, movement, memory, concentration or mood.
Investing time in gathering and sharing information with you and your family is important. After the first meeting, we will provide you with a report or recommendations and then we can plan your sessions.