NDIS Capacity Building

How the NDIS can help you

The NDIS is the recently enforced scheme where Australians with a significant and enduring medical condition or disability can access help to become more autonomous. Participants of the NDIS can utilise an abundance of services and supports that can benefit and assist them in all domains of everyday life to improve their level of functioning.

NDIS capacity building

There are three categories of supports under the NDIS:

1. Core supports are the fundamental supports required to perform daily living tasks and achieve the individual’s objectives. This can include help with household chores and activities (e.g. domestic tasks, meal delivery, accommodation), transport, funding for obtaining everyday items (e.g. translation services, enteral nutrition products or incontinence pads) and promoting increased community engagement (e.g. attending camps, mentoring programs or art classes).

2. Capital supports provide financial assistance to participants to purchase required equipment and technology such as home or vehicle modifications, personal care equipment (e.g. wheelchairs), grab rails or other structural additions to the home such as an elevator or ramp.

3. Capacity building supports are the types of services and supports that endow people to expand their skills and independence. This support category is comprised of assistance in areas of support coordination (including NDIS plan management), upgrading accommodation to group homes or large residential settings, respite and access programs to increase community engagement, help with finding and maintaining employment and education options, and assessment and therapeutic interventions for allied health services.

The amount of funding participants receive in each division depends on their personal needs and goals. The rest of this article will focus on the capacity building class of supports; particularly popular therapy types that individuals can avail of.

NDIS capacity building

There are three categories of supports under the NDIS:

1. Core supports are the fundamental supports required to perform daily living tasks and achieve the individual’s objectives. This can include help with household chores and activities (e.g. domestic tasks, meal delivery, accommodation), transport, funding for obtaining everyday items (e.g. translation services, enteral nutrition products or incontinence pads) and promoting increased community engagement (e.g. attending camps, mentoring programs or art classes).

2.Capital supports provide financial assistance to participants to purchase required equipment and technology such as home or vehicle modifications, personal care equipment (e.g. wheelchairs), grab rails or other structural additions to the home such as an elevator or ramp.

3.Capacity building supports are the types of services and supports that endow people to expand their skills and independence. This support category is comprised of assistance in areas of support coordination (including NDIS plan management), upgrading accommodation to group homes or large residential settings, respite and access programs to increase community engagement, help with finding and maintaining employment and education options, and assessment and therapeutic interventions for allied health services.

The amount of funding participants receive in each division depends on their personal needs and goals. The rest of this article will focus on the capacity building class of supports; particularly popular therapy types that individuals can avail of.

NDIS Capacity Building Supports

The capacity building tier of supports include the ‘improved daily living’ endorsements, which generally involve therapeutic interventions from allied health professionals. This often include therapies such as occupational therapy, physiotherapy or psychology. With any therapy, the elemental aim is to raise a person’s level of independence, so they can better endure personal hardships and the limitations their disability may place on them. Below will provide information about three common types of therapies used by NDIS participants.

Speech pathology: More commonly known as speech therapy, this field works with people who display problems in the ability to communicate with others. Speech therapists identify, diagnose and provide treatment for communication disorders, and commonly work with children. Speech therapists frequently work with people who have developmental disorders (e.g. Autism Spectrum Disorder), issues with clarity and fluidity of speech, expressive and receptive speech, play and social skills, literacy skills or auditory processing issues.

Occupational therapy: This area of therapy is centered on improving independence in all expanses of daily living and enables people to perform the tasks that they aspire to, or are expected to, do. This is generally achieved by augmenting the individual’s abilities to overcome their deficits and/or altering the person’s physical environment to improve their independence. Occupational therapists work with people of all ages in areas of rehabilitation (e.g. following physical injury), help with personal care (e.g. dressing, bathing, feeding), enhancing social skills, improving executive functioning skills, addressing physical gross and fine motor skills problems, or assistance with employment or education ventures.

Psychology: This science converges on better understanding the human mind, its influences and how human beings behave and interact. From a therapeutic intervention standpoint, psychologists help their clients to elevate how they manage their difficulties and cope with stressors in life. Individuals with mental health disorders, behavioural difficulties, self-harm behaviours, addictions, compulsions, or those with histories of trauma, grief or loss can commonly engage in this therapy.

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