Personal routines and self-care

Adolescence is an exciting time for teenagers

They are trying new experiences, learning to do many things for themselves and exploring different ways to become more independent.

For teenagers with cerebral palsy (CP) the desire to be independent is no different to their typically developing peers. But many teenagers with CP will need some extra support with daily self-care activities like toileting, bathing, moving between positions, managing personal hygiene, dressing, mealtimes and positioning for sleeping. The ability to carry out self-care activities is influenced by factors such as gross and fine motor function, swallowing function, vision and cognition.

A goal for teens is often to achieve a balance between self-independence and receiving the right amount of help from others.

To learn more about how we can support you, please contact our friendly team

How we can help

What we help with
  • Assistive technology
  • Establishing positive daily care routines
  • Goal-directed therapy
  • Support with information and intervention services and supports
Who can help

Our trained and dedicated staff are experts in supporting self-care for teenagers and their families. 

You can work with our:  

  • Assistive technology experts
  • Disability support practitioners
  • Occupational therapists
  • Physiotherapists  
  • Speech pathologists  
How we can help

We offer a blended model of services tailored to meet the individual needs of teenagers and their families. 

Services can be arranged: 

  • At your local centre; 
  • In your home; 
  • In your local community 
  • Or via Telepractice 
Funding supports

If you have a funding package from the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), we can work with you to maximise the benefits.

You can purchase supports using your: 

  • Capacity Building budget 
    • Improved Daily Living  (15)

  • Capital Supports budget  
    • Assistive Technology (5)

Tell me more

We will respond as soon as possible, between Monday-Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm

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