Occupational Therapy is the art and science of enabling a person to realise their potential and to live a life of their choosing.
At Microboards, we know that the art lies in the relationship; when a relationship feels safe and comfortable there is a space for a person to learn and grow. The science is in understanding how the body and brain of a human works.
Our occupational therapists bring value to the lives of people with a specific focus on the physical, cognitive and emotional wellbeing of all. We are neurodiversity informed with expertise in sensory regulation, interoception and co-regulation.
We love how everyone is different and we work with the person and those around them, to build our understanding of their history, their experience, what matters to them and their way of being. Build understanding of the person’s sensory processing, fine and gross motor skills, cognitive skills- memory, attention and problem solving and how this impacts the person’s regulation and ability to engage in activities of daily life including employment, being a member of own community, relationships and more.
Supported by our network of people with complex communication needs and our national connections with professionals with expertise in AAC, our Speech Pathologists support people with complex communication needs to have a voice, be autonomous in having close relationships and make decisions across their life, focussing on the things that matter.
Our expertise in communication access for all is recognised in leading training for post graduate allied health professionals in supporting people with complex communication needs at both Edith Cowan University and Curtin University.
Communication access for all is central to our support for all people we support. We approach this from a relationship based model of building communication access across people’s lives and within their environments. We uphold ALL people’s communication rights at all times. This the foundation for our underlying needs, relationships, wellbeing and regulation.
Functional capacity refers to a person’s ability to do their daily tasks and activities. Comprehensive Functional Capacity Assessments are evaluations that identify a person’s capacity-building needs and support requirements. They involve a functional assessment of a person’s level of function whilst performing activities in daily living.
By conducting skilled assessments, OTs can be “storytellers” for Participants, translating their goals, aspirations, and support needs into meaningful and evidence-based recommendations to facilitate Capacity Building.
NDIS Functional Capacity Assessments can help with:
- Describing what someone can do themselves and what things they need assistance with.
- Identifying needs that are not being met.
- Showing what level of support an individual requires.
- Highlighting potential assistive technology needs
- Providing evidence of a person’s permanent and significant disability and functional capacity
Our capacity to support new people directly under a NDIS service agreement varies however we continue to explore ways to connect with families and people in other ways.
in addition to direct NDIS support we offer coaching, training and consultation to meet people's needs at times that we cannot pick up new referrals.
We will also be launching a community of learning hub later this year that you may like to join. If you would like to stay connected with information about our programs, training or other things we are doing with people and their families or support networks, you can let us know here.
We currently do not have capacity for new NDIS direct services in Speech Pathology or Occupational Therapy.
We have limited capacity for Functional Capacity Assessments - please enquire.
We do understand that because of how we provide services, some people would like to go on a waitlist for our services. If you would like to do this, can you please complete this waitlist form for us to contact you in the future as our capacity changes.