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We’re experts in Communication & Assistive Technology (AT)

Our ComTEC therapists are now part of our Allied Health therapy team. We are continuing to provide specialist Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) and AT support via consultations, advisory sessions, training and professional development, and our equipment library will continue to provide low cost equipment for hire! 

We are in the process of moving over to the Yooralla website but for now, please continue to make ComTEC referrals and hire requests through our referrals page and contact us with any questions you may have.

Our AAC and AT Consultants work with individuals, families, speech pathologists (SPs) and occupational therapists (OTs) to explore, trial, optimise and purchase equipment for communication, computer access and environmental control needs. We also hire out communication and assistive technology through our Library.

Get in touch if you have difficulty using your speech to communicate, need a hand to manage technology, or just want to explore your communication and assistive technology options.


Advice for participants, carers, family & professionals

It can feel overwhelming to consider the range of assistive technology options available. ComTEC can help you explore your options!


Try, review and optimise your solutions

Once you’ve spent some time with our team to work out the best AT, AAC or communication technology solution for your specific context, the next step is to try it out!


Services and training for professionals

Our specialist team of allied health professionals are here to answer your questions and help you learn more about assistive technology, communication technology and AAC. 

Equipment Library

Everyone’s bodies and needs are different, so it can be challenging to know what communication technology is going to work best for a particular person - even for experienced OTs and speech pathologists! You can use the ComTEC library to trial technology before you buy it. See how it works for you at home, school or work.  

A woman holding an iPad for her young child.  They are both looking at the iPad.


Electronic Communication Devices Scheme

The ECDS provides funding up to $9500 for speech generating devices, mounting systems and access methods to people who are not eligible for the NDIS.


We work with people with funding via NDIS, aged care, ECDS, fee-for-service. 


The National Disability Insurance Scheme

Learn more about the NDIS here.


The Electronic Communication Devices Scheme

The Electronic Communication Devices Scheme (ECDS) is a Victorian state government funded service that subsidises speech generating communication devices and software.


Our favourite thing about Jacob having the Wizzybug is seeing his independence grow. He is able to get himself to where he wants to go without depending on mum and dad. He is able to access the toys and things he wants to play without frustration, and he gets to explore being outside and the world in his own way which he absolutely loves!

- Brooke (Jacob's Mum)

- Brooke (Jacob’s Mum)

Hi Candice, thank you for coordinating the appointment for [the participant] this morning. Could you please pass my thanks onto Claire and Victoria for their help this morning, and to let them know that as soon as they left, [he] got into Wizzy and started driving around the house! He ventured right across the family room, and back to the front door, went exploring in a cupboard. Thanks so much for all the team’s help. I am sure this is really going to help to open up his world.

- Anonymous

The Wizzybug has been such a fabulous resource for her to be exposed to powered mobility, and will surely support her skills when she is using her new chair.

- Anonymous

[My son] has really taken to his manual wheelchair, but the practice he has had with the Wizzybug in his early years will undoubtedly be invaluable into the future. Thank you for all the support you have provided the family through the program.

- Anonymous

Wizzybugs – giving children the opportunity to move independently 

Wizzybugs are a type of powered wheelchair which look a little like a car and can be used by young children to learn to move independently. Wizzybugs allow them to move around with their peers, initiate social interaction and develop independence.

ComTEC is a service of Yooralla

ComTEC is a team of allied health professionals who specialise in communication technology.

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