If your child requires therapy, then this should be included in their NDIS Plan. Costs associated with therapy generally come out of the Capacity Building portion of your NDIS Budget.
Therapists provide a range of professional services to support the developmental needs of your child, improve their function and work towards the achievement of goals as outlined in their NDIS Plan.
Your child may require one kind of therapy or multiple therapists in areas such as speech, language and communication, independence skills, emotional and social skills, learning, attention and behaviour, fine motor skills and handwriting, sensory avoidance/seeking, balance and coordination.
The therapist you choose will make recommendations in respect to the nature of the therapy required, how often to see them and whether to undertake therapy as an individual (either at home or at the therapist’s office) or in a group setting. Therapists will also give your child activities to do at home and in their everyday life to support their learning and development.
There are many places to find therapists specific to your child’s needs and located close to your home, including your doctor, medical or health practitioner, peer support networks and the internet. The NDIS website also provide a full list of NDIS-registered therapists by location. Alternatively, download our Quick Guide for a small selection of useful contacts.
For more information, contact one of our friendly Family Support Officers, all of whom have personal experience of raising a child with additional needs.