Communication & Assistive Technology

Enhancing your lifestyle and communication ability by providing you with information about communication and assistive technology.

Yooralla’s Assistive Technology services support children and adults with disability, their families and carers to access a range of assistive technology services including:

ComTEC

Yooralla's ComTEC service provides information and advice on communication and assistive technology, including speech generating devices, computer access, accessible home control and mounting systems. Learn more about ComTEC.

ComTEC Equipment Library

The Yooralla ComTEC Equipment Library provides short-term loan of speech generating devices and computer access equipment for children and adults with disability.  Items include:

  • Speech generating devices
  • Peripherals such as switches, joysticks and mice
  • Switch adapted toys
  • iPadswith apps for communication, leisure and learning
  • Laptops and software
  • Mounting and positioning equipment

Learn more about the ComTEC Equipment Library.

Electronic Communication Devices Scheme

The Electronic Communication Devices Scheme (ECDS) provides funding up to $7000 for speech generating devices, mounting systems and access methods to people who are not eligible for the NDIS. Learn more about the Electronic Communication Devices Scheme (ECDS).

Wizzybug 'On the Move' Program

The Wizzybug 'On the Move' Program provides assessment and tailored support for early powered mobility and the hiring out of Wizzybugs. Wizzybugs are a type of battery powered chair which looks a little like a car and can be used by young children to learn to move independently. Learn more about the Wizzybug 'On the Move' Program

How we can help

We can support you, or the person you care for, to use the latest technology to communicate, enjoy life and further empower you to live the life you choose. Assistive technologies can include speech generating devices and mainstream tablets such as iPads, smart phones, and apps for communication, education and work as well as early powered mobility options such as the Wizzybugs.

Our specialised team can help you:

  • get your message across
  • stay engaged in work, play and learning
  • connect with friends and family
  • control your technology, and
  • try early powered mobility

What assistive technology services are available?

Explore Assistive Technology

If you are an NDIS participant, a parent or a therapist and you would like to explore different communication apps or software that may be suitable for you, your child or your client, visit our ComTEC page for further information.

Training

If you are a therapist and you would like some training and / or mentoring in how to use specific speech generating devices, apps or computer access, or if you need help in implementing these assistive technologies, visit our ComTEC page for further information.

Equipment Hire

If you would like to hire a speech generating device or iPad with apps to try, visit our ComTEC Electronic Equipment Library page for further information.

Funding for Speech Generating Devices and Mounting Systems

If you are not eligible for NDIS (including people aged over 65) or if you are a parent or a therapist and you would like to access funding for a speech generating device or mounting system for your child or client, visit our Electronic Communication Devices Scheme page for further information.

Funding for Speech Generating Devices and Mounting Systems

If you are not eligible for NDIS (including people aged over 65) or if you are a parent or a therapist and you would like to access funding for a speech generating device or mounting system for your child or client, visit our Electronic Communication Devices Scheme page for further information.

Explore Early Powered Mobility

If you have a young child with physical disabilities (such as Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida, SMA, limb deficiency and other neuro developmental and musculoskeletal issues) and you would like to explore early powered mobility, visit our Wizzybug ‘On the Move’ Program page.

Resources

 

Download: Communication Technology referral form (Word, 167kb) 366kb ComTEC-Service-Referral-Form.docx

 

Download: ComTEC Equipment Library Hire and Training Request Form (Word, 120KB) 127kb ComTEC-Equipment-Library-Hire-Request.docx

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To find out more about how we can support you or for a free NDIS consultation, contact us today.

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