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Assistive Technology

We help people with disability access the assistive technology and equipment they need to live their best life.

What is assistive technology?

Assistive technology can be classified as a device or system that provides practical solutions to everyday life activities.?It can increase, maintain, or improve independence and safety by enabling people to perform tasks that they have difficulty with, or were unable to accomplish on their own.

Assistive technology can be low-tech, such as communication boards, or high-tech, such as specialised power wheelchairs. Choosing the right device or system depends on a number of factors including individual abilities, the environment in which it will be used, and what you want to achieve.

Our Assistive Technology Services

At Therapy Focus a number of our therapists are highly knowledgeable and experienced in the prescription of assistive technology. These Assistive Technology Specialists assess the needs of children and adults with disability and recommend assistive technology solutions, providing information and advice about options.

Once suitable assistive technology is identified, our Assistive Technology Team sources items and explores suitable funding options and provide support for funding applications. Our team has extensive experience managing requests for assistive technology and has developed strong relationships with funding bodies and suppliers to ensure successful outcomes for our clients.

Items that we can provide support for include:

  • Wheelchairs and walkers
  • Hoists and slings
  • Vehicle modifications to enable access
  • Personal hygiene equipment
  • Specialised seating and accessories
  • Postural supports
  • Communication devices
  • Modified bicycles and tricycles
  • Switching devices and mounting of switching devices (to wheelchairs etc)
  • Universal access technologies

Accessing our services

State-Funded Disability Services

We’re a contracted provider for the WA State Government’s Department for Communities, Disability Services.

NDIS

As a registered provider for the National Disability Insurance Scheme, we can help you make the most of your NDIS Plan.

Fee for Service

Not eligible for government funding? We can provide a customised quote based on your needs. Private health rebates apply to some services.

How we work

We take a transdisciplinary approach to service delivery and use a Key Worker model to ensure the people we work with have one main contact, but access to a network of therapists.