Nourished Not Deprived Services

NDIS Occupational Therapists

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At Nourished Occupational Therapy, our team of dedicated occupational therapists has extensive experience in providing specialised support to NDIS participants.

Here’s how our NDIS-experienced occupational therapists can make a significant impact:

  1. Personalised Occupational Therapy Plans: Our occupational therapists collaborate closely with NDIS participants and their key stakeholders to create personalised occupational therapy plans. These plans are designed to address specific goals related to daily living skills, independence, and participation in meaningful activities.
  2. NDIS trained therapists: Our team of practitioners at NND comprises professionals who have received specialised training in navigating the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) concerning language barriers, report writing, and the inherent complexities of the NDIS.
  3. Functional Capacity Assessments: Our occupational therapists conduct comprehensive functional capacity assessments to determine an individual’s functional capacity and identify areas where intervention is needed. These assessments help in setting realistic goals and tracking progress over time.
  4. Supported Independent living assessments: Our occupational therapists conduct comprehensive supported independent living assessments to determine an individual’s functional capacity and identify areas where intervention is needed in relation to housing concerns.
  5. Quality control of assessments: Every assessment undergoes a meticulous quality control review conducted by our principal Occupational Therapist before the participant is presented with the final report. Additionally, both the participant and key stakeholders are afforded an opportunity for feedback prior to the completion of the report.
  6. Support for Daily Living Skills: NDIS participants often require support in developing or improving daily living skills such as grooming, dressing, meal preparation, emotional dysregulation, sensory concerns and household chores. Our occupational therapists provide training and strategies to enhance these skills and promote greater independence.
  7. Sensory Integration Therapy: Our occupational therapists are trained in sensory integration therapy, which helps clients manage sensory sensitivities and regulate their responses to sensory stimuli.
  8. Support for Caregivers and Families: We recognise the importance of involving caregivers and families in the therapeutic process. Our occupational therapists offer education and training to caregivers, empowering them to provide ongoing support and care
  9. Neuro-affirming practises: Our practitioners are dedicated to providing neuro-affirming care, recognising and respecting the diverse neurological experiences of each individual.

Parent-Led Paediatric Occupational Therapy Sessions – Telehealth

In recent years, the advent of telehealth has revolutionised the way healthcare services are delivered, making them more accessible and convenient. This technological advancement has also extended its reach to paediatric & adult occupational therapy (OT), wherein parent-led / carer-led sessions have emerged as an effective and practical approach. Given that key stakeholders maintain more regular interaction with the participant, this methodology proves significantly more efficacious.

Augmented Stakeholder Engagement:

  • Telehealth allows parents to actively participate in their child’s therapy sessions from the comfort of their homes.
  • Telehealth platforms afford parents the opportunity to actively engage in the therapeutic process, fostering a heightened sense of ownership and commitment.
  • Regular participation of parents, as primary caregivers, establishes a consistent and collaborative approach to addressing the unique needs of the child.

Tailored Home-Based Intervention:

  • Parent-led sessions enable occupational therapists to guide parents in implementing targeted interventions within the child’s home environment.
  • This approach promotes the seamless integration of therapeutic strategies into the daily routine, ensuring a more comprehensive and sustained impact.

Customised Therapeutic Plans:

  • The one-on-one nature of telehealth interactions allows therapists to provide individualised guidance, adapting therapeutic plans to suit the specific needs and challenges of the child.
  • Therapists can gain valuable insights into the home setting, facilitating the creation of bespoke interventions that align with the child’s developmental goals.

Improved Child-Centric Engagement:

  • Parent-led sessions often lead to increased engagement from the child as they interact within their familiar surroundings.
  • Activities can be customised to match the child’s interests, making therapy more enjoyable and motivating.
  • Customisation of therapeutic activities based on the child’s preferences not only enhances enjoyment but also stimulates intrinsic motivation, contributing to sustained participation.

Flexible Delivery and Accessibility:

  • The real-time nature of telehealth interactions facilitates immediate feedback and support, allowing therapists to guide parents effectively as they implement therapeutic activities.
  • This dynamic feedback loop contributes to a continuous learning environment, accelerating skill acquisition and bolstering parental confidence.
  • Telehealth’s elimination of geographical barriers ensures that paediatric OT services are accessible to families irrespective of their location – this involves school led sessions.

Real-Time Feedback and SupportImmediate Feedback Loop:

  • Parent-led sessions enable therapists to provide immediate feedback and support as parents implement therapeutic activities.
  • This real-time interaction fosters a dynamic learning environment, promoting skill acquisition and confidence building.

Resource Optimisation and Cost-Efficiency:

  • Telehealth eliminates the need for travel, saving both time and resources for families.
  • Reduced overhead costs contribute to a more cost-effective delivery of pediatric OT services.

Integration of Advanced Technology:

  • Utilisation of sophisticated telehealth platforms equips therapists with interactive tools, visual aids, and educational resources, enhancing the overall quality of the therapeutic experience.
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Funding Options

Medicare rebates, health care insurance and NDIS funding can be accessed and utilised here at Nourished Not Deprived.

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