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Different Types Of NDIS Therapeutic Supports

Those who participate in NDIS occupational therapy are offered a variety of different types of NDIS therapeutic supports and services. For many of the participants, they have a type of therapy in their plan and can include one or many different types of therapy. These include speech therapy, occupational therapy, support from a technician, and more. These NDIS therapeutic supports are used in order to help the participant(s) do daily and personal activities, transport to enable participation in the community, social, economic and daily activities, workplace activities, help with household tasks to allow the participants to maintain their own home environment, home modification, and design, mobility equipment and vehicle modifications.

The NDIS therapeutic supports will include all of the above; however, it also depends on your goals and objectives. If your plan contains goals and objectives and you need certain help to achieve these, then the National Disability Insurance Scheme will fund it.

Here are some different types of NDIS therapeutic supports.


Improved daily living

This is the most common category which covers therapy services in the NDIS therapeutic supports services plan and includes most of the major types of treatments. Once you participate in NDIS occupational therapy, you are covered with all types of treatments that can help to improve your daily living and how you function in your day to day life. The different types of treatments have a vast range and can go from speech therapy to art. Improving daily living is very important for any participant to become independent, and this is ultimately the goal for many different types of treatment. It means that they will be able to function without having to rely on others and this is very important for a participant’s mental health as well as their own self-reliance. For this reason, this category is very important and is definitely a part of the NDIS therapeutic supports.


Improved relationships

NDIS therapeutic supports are covered in this category as aiming to help participants to make positive changes in their ability to socialize and socially relate to others. This is very important, especially in children, as a person needs to be able to behave and communicate in a social environment to be able to perform basic functions in life. Furthermore, children who are developing need to be able to develop their social skills in order to become functioning adults. Funding is provided to help control concerning social behaviors as well as developing underdeveloped social skills. This help can come from various methods such as the use of psychologists, psychiatrists, and behavioral therapists. Because social development is so important for anybody in order to be independent and be a functioning member of society, this is definitely offered in NDIS therapeutic supports.


Improving health and wellbeing

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This category of NDIS therapeutic supports covers the funding for activities that help participants to support their health, maintain or increase their physical mobility, strength, and endurance, and improve their wellbeing.

This is very important to anyone with a disability as it can mean the difference between walking properly or performing functional tasks and not being able to. These often involve exercises that are used to strengthen muscles to help the participant perform these functional tasks. This usually comes hand in hand with occupational therapists, personal trainers, exercise physiologists, dieticians, and others who specialize in rehabilitation for disabled participants.


In summary, there are various NDIS therapeutic supports that are available to participants with disabilities. These help the participants to improve their daily life, improve relationships, and improve their health and wellbeing. Thereby, NDIS therapeutic supports are very important to those who need these methods.

About the author: Judith Burke