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Assistive Technology

What is assistive technology?

Assistive technology, also known as adaptive equipment, provides people with practical solutions to complete daily life activities. Assistive technology not only improves the user's quality of life, it also decreases their dependence on carers.

Assistive technology can help people to:

How can an occupational therapist help with assistive technology?

I can help clients choose the right assistive technology for their needs. Equipment is often available to trial so that the client can make an informed decision. Some items can be customised to fit the client.

I typically prescribe assistive technology in combination with home modifications, such has grab rails. I also train clients and carers to use their assistive technology safely and effectively.

Some common types of assistive technology I prescribe and fit include:

Adaptive Equipment Shower Chair Walking Frame Adaptive Equipment

For more information about assistive technology see the Independent Living Centres Australia website.