Assistive technology and equipment

School-age children have busy lives.

They are learning, socialising, finding new interests and skills at home, school and in the community. This may be with a local club or their sports team, for example. Assistive technology and equipment may now be part of daily life for school age children with cerebral palsy. Assistive technology helps children with cerebral palsy (CP) to access their school curriculum, such as doing the class and homework on their communication device or using mobility aids to take part in sport.

Assistive technology for communication can also help children follow complex instructions and expectations at school and in the community. There are many assistive technology options available, including movement, mobility, self-care, communication, sport, learning, postural support and seating. These aids can assist children to do what is important to them in a safe, efficient and effective way.

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

How we can help

What we help with

Mainstream and customised assistive technology and equipment options for:  

  • Communication and interaction  
  • Customised seating & components
  • Eating, drinking and meal preparation
  • Learning and classroom participation
  • Learning to support the use of assistive technology
  • Movement, mobility and motor skills
  • Participation in leisure and hobbies
  • Participation in sports and fitness
  • Providing stability to support hand function
  • Repairs and modifications
  • Safe sleep, rest and pressure care
  • Seating and positioning, support
  • Self-care and daily living activities
  • Sewing and upholstery
  • Transport in a vehicle
Who can help

Our trained and dedicated staff support prescription of assistive technology and equipment for children across the school age years. 

You can work with our:  

  • Assistive technology experts
  • Equipment services
  • Exercise physiologists
  • Occupational therapists  
  • Physiotherapists
  • Speech pathologists
  • Sports development team
How we can help

We offer a blended model of services tailored to the needs of school-aged children and their families.

Appointments may be arranged: 

  • At your local centre; 
  • In your home; 
  • In your local community
  • Camps, outings
  • Or via Telepractice 

A small group session may be recommended. Groups can be attended in person or via Telepractice.

Specialised group-based therapy programs, available during school holiday periods.

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 assistive technology and equipment using your:

  • Capacity Building budget  (Various line items)
  • Capital Supports budget  
    • Assistive Technology 

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