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Planning for new plans

We've passed the halfway point of 2018, and it will be busy run until the festive season commences. But amid the busy in every day, it pays to think forwards, plan ahead and keep working towards clearly identified goals. NDIS plan reviews can sneak up on you, but it is worthwhile spending a little time preparing for your review.

Here are three things to think about before the next one starts.

Have you grown?
Everyday growth, and the odd growth spurt, can surprise you! Check your equipment for any adjustments in positioning required, or speak to your therapist about your child's expected growth. Replacing equipment is possible but may require some extra paperwork and trials.

Have your needs changed?
Children develop so quickly - and they need different spaces for different activities. If it's time for them to start joining the family at the dinner table, or if they need a quiet space to chill out – think about what equipment they need for each part of their day.

Have you got repairs and maintenance sorted?
Check your plan includes funding for regular repairs and maintenance. Speak to your supplier about any parts that may need special attention over time. 

As always, don't hesitate to get in touch with any enquiries.

Kind regards,
Simone Fejer

Spotlight on: Smilla

The Smilla by Schuchmann provides a highly adjustable seating solution. The seat features adjustable seat depth, back height and lower leg lengths, and armrest height. Additionally, the angles of the seat and foot plate adjust to tailor to support needs. A range of support options such as chest laterals, abductor, headrest and more are available. The Smilla can be easily integrated into any environment at home or school, and castors are also available for ease of movement.

Available in three sizes to suit children aged 9 months to approximately 12 years

We recently worked with Julia to order a Smilla chair for her daughter. Here is her personal feedback on the transformation she experienced: “I have to tell you that along with the obvious benefits to my daughter, I am absolutely loving our new Smilla chair! It has just made mealtimes a lot easier, cleaner and less stressful. She is much more in control of everything, is able to sit on her own section of the table without anyone sitting close to hold her up, there’s very little or no mess left on the floor, and we are actually eating our meals without the constant interruption of picking up her cup or utensils off the floor. It has changed my life! Thank you!”
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Product News

Standz the Test

The Jenx Standz is a relatively new product, providing therapeutic prone and supine abducted standing (of up to 30° at each leg). We've trialled a few of these standing frames now, and it seems to be most beneficial for children aged 4-9 years. 

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New Flux Colours

Some new exciting colours have been added to the Flux walker, including a bright neon yellow. The new range also features a vibrant pink, green and purple! This walking frame promotes upright posture and natural walking movements, while giving children a stable base from which to explore the world. 

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Room for Two

Families with twins, or two children with special needs, can look at the Bingo Evo OT stroller. This is a highly supportive stroller, with a range of accessories, and a second frame can be easily clipped to the first. Use with the standard seating or the new Spex Wonderseat option.

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Step To It

We have recently added some new products to our range to support children when using the toilet. The Nuvo Petite Toilet Step provides a height-adjustable step, with a wide, smooth and level surface. Combine it with the Special Tomato Portable Potty Seat or 2-in-1 Family Combo Seat.

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Special Needs Car Seats: The Process

Safe vehicle travel for children follows strict processes in Australia. Under Australian law, regulations are in place to require children to use a child restraint, car seat or booster until they can effectively use an adult lap sash seatbelt. Australian law also specifies that all car seats must meet Australian Standards – specifically the standard AS/NZS 1754. Any car seat sold in Australia must meet this standard, which covers materials, design, construction, performance, testing and labelling.

Unfortunately, although many car seats designed for children with special needs have been tested to other standards such as European and North American, none have been tested against the Australian standard. In order to use these seats legally in Australia, a strict exemption process must be followed. Parents must seek an exemption and an independent assessment by the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure before using a specialised seat.
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Wonderseat Now Available for Trial

It has arrived! The new Spex Wonderseat by Medifab is here now and ready for trial. Book in today to see this wonderful product in action.

The Spex Wonderseat uses clinical seating technology previously only available in wheelchairs and applies it to a leading stroller, the Bingo OT. The Wonderseat provides superior positioning and comfort for young children with complex seating needs, and gives families the chance to explore the outdoors with a stroller, rather than a wheelchair.
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