The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) funds Australians of all ages with various disabilities. The ReaderPen is essential assistive technology for those with reading issues and difficulties. The pen may be suitable for young people and adults with:
The ReaderPen converts text to speech and reads the words out to those with reading difficulties, such as dyslexia. It is recommended by Dyslexia organisations around the world. The pen is about the size of a highlighter and allows the user to read independently, promoting confidence and improving comprehension.
Being NDIS registered means that you can purchase this pen through your NDIS funding, whether it be self-funded, plan managed or NDIA managed.
The three areas that you can potentially claim for the Reader Pen are:
Consumables (Core Category)
Assistive Technology (Capital Support Category)
Improved Daily Living - CB Daily Activity (Capacity Building Category)
Contact your Plan manager, Speech Pathologist, Occupational Therapist, Psychologist or Community Support Coordinator, they will be able to confirm your eligibility.
If you are self-managed and know you have funding, contact us today.
Are you a practitioner? Please contact us to see if you are eligible to have a free trial of the pen.
Watch this short video prepared by TADWA - Technology for Ageing and Disability WA. TADWA - Nathan Ball's Story (2:35)
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