How to get equipment repaired under the NDIS

As children with physical disabilities rely on equipment to help them every day, it is disruptive and can be upsetting when vital equipment breaks. If you find yourself in the situation, the first step is don’t panic! This article explains what you need to do

Therapy Blog: Hydrotherapy

You will most likely have heard of hydrotherapy but what exactly is it and how does it work to support children, teens and young adults with a physical disability?

The NDIS Review: What does it all mean?

In May 2019, the Federal Government commissioned a review of the NDIS to identify opportunities to make processes simpler and more straight-forward. The review found that the NDIS is improving economic and social outcomes for many of its participants and increasing their ability to achieve their goals. The review also found that the rollout of the NDIS has not been smooth for all participants.

Therapy Blog: Supporting communication with PODD

You may have heard of the term “PODD”. Perhaps from your child’s Speech Pathologist, online or from other parents of kids with complex communication needs. What exactly is PODD and how can it support your child’s communication?

Choosing Plan Management

Plan Management is one of the three ways that you can choose to manage your NDIS funds. While participants choose Plan Management for many different reasons based on their individual and/or family circumstances, this option can have multiple benefits.

Nursing Support Update

At Xavier, we are one of the few disability providers in Brisbane that have nursing services available to help you care for your child’s health related needs. We provide training, support and monitoring of Xavier Support Workers. With the recent NDIS update, this support can now be funded through your child’s plan. 

Therapy Blog: Establishing routines

Routines dominate most of our day from the moment we wake up to the time we go to bed.  These routines (known as Activities of Daily Living) consist of tasks we know we need to complete to help our day to run smoothly and to take care of ourselves and others. Occupational Therapists use their knowledge of neuroplasticity to inform how they teach children to complete these routine daily tasks.

Caring for Cailin

Cailin’s Support Worker Kelsi, recently turned to our nursing team for advice when she became concerned about Cailin’s muscle tone.