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Physiotherapy & Occupational Therapy NDIS Assessments
Community Therapy is NDIS registered for Allied health services including Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Pathology, and Dietetic services. There are many types of NDIS assessments that we can assist with across our services.
Community Therapy is a mobile Allied healthcare provider across the Hunter, the Central Coast and Port Stephens, NSW.
We have been providing NDIS reporting since 2016 and always aim to deliver a professional and compassionate service.
Types of NDIS Assessment We Perform
- Our Occupational Therapists help people access the NDIS by completing functional assessments and NDIS access assessments
- Specialist Disability Accommodation assessments
- Supported Independent Living assessments
- Assistive Technology assessments
- Home modification assessments
- Dietetic & Speech specific assessments
- Change of circumstances reports
When engaging Community Therapy, our clients have peace of mind knowing that clinicians from multiple disciplines are available to support them.
What to Expect in an NDIS Assessment
An initial NDIS assessment is quite thorough and typically takes over an hour and a half to two hours. During this time, we thoroughly review the client’s background and concerns.
We are active listeners and listen to the participant’s story in their own words.
Once we have a better understanding of their situation, we work together to identify meaningful goals and a plan of how to achieve them, this is formalised in an NDIS Service Agreement which is consented to by all parties involved.
Community Therapy will comment on how the client is being cared for holistically, then advise and implement ongoing healthcare for the participant, an example of this is considerations for falls prevention or medication management.
Documentation and Reporting for NDIS Assessments
After the assessment, Community Therapy will provide a report. Our reports are formatted in an accessible document with a clear summary and recommendations. At this point, we are able to answer any questions from the participant and their consented team.
The NDIS may require different documentation depending on the type of assessment conducted. For example, reports dealing with a change of circumstances, better home modification, equipment, or SDA funding will be submitted to the NDIS.
These reports are sent to a central body called the NDIA. The NDIA will then typically assign the report review to a planner or local area coordinator, who will review the report and make decisions regarding relevant changes to an NDIS plan.
We will often include the participant, the coordinator of support, or a support person that the client has consented to in the emails that we send to the NDIA.
How Many NDIS Assessments are Required?
The number of assessments or reports required for an NDIS participant varies depending on the support that is needed.
At times, only one assessment and report may be required.
In other situations, such as to inform a change of circumstances around aspects of a client’s life, separate reports may be needed for home modifications and equipment, for example.
Depending on what the individual needs assistance with, there could be many different types of reports submitted. Community Therapy may be able to clarify this with you prior to, or during an initial assessment.
NDIS Assessments Lead to Success in the Community
As our local team has grown, Community Therapy is privileged to have many success stories of clients who have successfully received funding to help reach their goals.
We often share these stories (with consent) across our social media channels. We find it helpful to share positive news of how our clients are accessing services and equipment and modification under the NDIS.
As an example, one client was requiring assistance-specific funding for a travel scooter. This would lead to them being more independent in their ability to access the community through an Occupational Therapy assessment, trials of equipment, and then completion and submission of the appropriate Assistive Technology report to the NDIA.
The wonderful participant was able to be funded for a travel scooter along with additional Occupational therapy in order to continue supporting them through daily activities, such as shopping and accessing public transport. How great!
Client Outcomes We Strive For
Whether someone is trying to change something in the NDIs plan or gain new funding for equipment, completing NDIS assessments and reports can be quite stressful and confusing.
The good news is Community Therapy is here to help.
Over time, we have developed a streamlined process and built a network to support NDIS participants. Our team is highly experienced with NDIS services, having delivered them since the start of the NDIS pilot in the Hunter region.
Contact Community Therapy Today
We’d love to hear your story and how we can help you to move forwards. Please note that:
- We are mobile and visit your home at a time of your choosing
- We are NDIS registered and fully insured
- Our NDIS processed have been certified by SAI Global
- Our clinicians are university trained
- We are highly experienced with all types of NDIS assessments