Occupational Therapy

Life is all about staying active and participating in fun activities! At genU, our Occupational Therapists will help to do just that.

Under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), occupational therapists work with people of all ages who have a physical or psychosocial disability, so that everyone, no matter skill or ability, can live an active lifestyle!

They’ll be with you every step of the way.

Step 1: Get to know you

After receiving a referral, we’ll contact you within 48 hours (yep, only 48 hours)! From there, we’ll schedule in a “get to know you session” so that we can learn all about your individual goals and areas in which you’d like to increase your independence.

Step 2: Assessment

Next, we’ll assess your current performance in activities that you’ll identify through the use of assessment tools, including (but not limited to):

  • Assessment of Motor and Process Skills (AMPS): a standardised, observational assessment to evaluate performance within activities of daily living.
  • Canadian Occupational Performance Measure (COPM): an outcomes measure used to identify client’s self-perception of performance within activities of daily living.
  • Observational assessment to assess functional capacity.

Step 3: Intervention

We’ll create individualised intervention strategies that’ll work towards your unique goals, such as:

  • Increasing independence in personal care activities (such as showering, dressing and grooming)
  • Household/domestic activities (such as meal preparation, cleaning and gardening)
  • Community access and participation (including transport training)
  • Social participation
  • Education, employment and volunteering support
  • Provision of assistive technology and home modifications to increase independence within the home and community
  • Supported disability accommodation/supported independent living assessments to assist in outlining the levels of support that are required for a supported living environment.

Step 4: Reporting to the NDIS

Through working with your occupational therapist, you can expect to meet your NDIS goals via client-centred assessment and intervention, with recommendations for ongoing support in areas of everyday life.