Increasing Independence and Safety
Occupational Therapy Equipment & Support
Assistive Technology can transform lives.
Assistive Technology (as known as specialised equipment) can help increase independence, manage fatigue, reduce risks, support pressure care and provide access to the community.
Assistive Technology prescription can be performed by your KiddOTherapist and begins with a formal evaluation and assessment. During assessment we examine your child's range of motion, joint flexibility, muscle length and skeletal alignment, skin integrity, pressure concerns, mobility, function, cognition and safety. This information will guide appropriate equipment options.
Once you have found the best fit for your child and family, your occupational therapist will complete the necessary reports for NDIA approval.
Assistive Technology that
KiddOTherapy can prescribe:
• Manual wheelchairs
• Power wheelchairs
• Specialised prams, strollers and buggies
• Specialised seating systems for indoor use
• Transfer equipment such as hoist and slings
• Commodes for toileting and hygiene
• Shower and bath equipment
• Sleep systems
• Wheelchair accessible vehicle modifications
• Pressure care equipment
• Low cost consumables to assist daily living
Assistive Technology Prescription is completed over a number of sessions.
Your OT will discuss how many hours will be required to complete the process
AT prescription is completed in the child's natural environment.
This is to ensure that the equipment meets the environmental set up of the home, daycare or school.