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.
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.
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.
[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.
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.