We source and prescribe assistive technology to promote independence and participation of people with disability.
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 we have a number of Assistive Technology Specialists who are qualified therapists experienced in the prescription of assistive technology. These therapists assess and recommend assistive technology solutions for children and adults with disability, providing information and advice about the best options based on individual needs.
Items that we can provide support for include, but are not limited to:
- 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
With support from our specialist Assistive Technology Team, our therapists prescribe and source assistive technology and identify suitable funding options to assist with cost of purchasing items.
If you are not eligible for government funding, our Assistive Technology Specialists can discuss alternative and charitable funding options with you, such as our GIVE Program.
Our Assistive Technology Specialists have extensive experience managing requests for assistive technology and developed strong relationships with funding bodies and suppliers to ensure successful outcomes for our clients.