If you find it hard to do everyday tasks, we can help you learn new skills or even find different ways of doing them.
At Aruma (formerly House with No Steps and The Tipping Foundation), our Occupational Therapists (or OTs) help people with a disability to be as independent as possible.
This may mean learning new skills or finding new ways of doing everyday activities.
If you find it hard to do everyday tasks, we can help you to find new ways to do these. This could include:
We can also help you improve what is called your gross motor skills. This just means we can help you with everything from walking and climbing stairs to hopping, jumping, and catching and throwing a ball.
Yes! If you need, our Occupational Therapists can work out what changes to your home (or environment) might make life a bit easier.
This could include changes to:
Yes, they can. First, our Occupational Therapists will work with you to find out what equipment you need.
We can then suggest and prescribe equipment including wheelchairs, shower chairs, commodes, pressure relief devices, specialist beds, and mealtime equipment.
We do. We understand that some people find it hard to understand or respond to loud noises, bright lights, textures, tastes, or other sensory inputs.
If you find this challenging, our Occupational Therapists can help.
We will first do an assessment and then help you find ways to manage sensory inputs so you feel calm and settled.
We provide Occupational Therapy services in NSW including:
We also offer other disability services across New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, and the ACT.
The NDIS provides funding for Therapy and Clinical Supports.
The most common NDIS categories of support include Improved Daily Living, Improved Relationships, and Support Coordination.
We are registered providers of Medicare and are able to offer a subsidy to the cost of services. Occupational Therapy may be covered under this plan.
We also welcome private customers, both individuals and organisations.
Please note: We bill in line with the NDIS Price Guide, which generally increases annually.
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