NDIS and occupational therapy

Many people with disability can benefit from occupational therapy services.

But is it covered by the NDIS?

It is! Occupational Therapy is often included in a NDIS participant’s plan, and can be in either the Core Supports or Capacity Building sections.

Occupational Therapy services through the NDIS

  • Assistive technology assessments and recommendations (aids and equipment)
  • Home modifications
  • Vehicle modifications and driving assessments
  • Assessment of personal support needs (personal care)
  • Coordinating respite care
  • Housing assessments for participants requiring Specialist Disability Accommodation
  • Transport assistance
  • Orientation and mobility training
  • Supported employment evaluation and training services
  • Helping children to reach their developmental goals through interventions such as play-based therapy
  • Whole of life personal planning

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is occupational therapy?

  • What is the difference between occupational therapy and physiotherapy?