Postural support equipment is prescribed across Australia on a daily basis, providing children with the opportunity to learn, grow and develop in a supportive environment that is tailored to their needs. The process of trialing this equipment and justifying its funding is just the start of the journey for the child and their family/caregivers. The need for education, support and regular review is just as important for successful postural care intervention. Commonly the review will involve key adjustments, not only ensuring that the size of the equipment is right but that the support being provided is appropriate to the level of need of the user.
Julie Taylor, ATP
Julie has a BEd(SpecEd) and completed her formal education in the UK. Julie has been working with children with disabilities for over 30 years, the past 10 years within the Assistive Technology Industry. Julie currently works for ILS Kids as a Senior ATP-Paediatrics, where she says she is privileged to work with such a dedicated team of professionals. Through the use of Assistive Technology, she is passionate about making a difference in the lives of the children she meets and is blessed to be a part of their journeys, helping children to LIVE, LAUGH and PLAY.
2. Jamie Cockle, Clinical Educator, Medifab
Jamie completed his training in Physiotherapy and specialised immediately in Paediatrics. He is passionate about ensuring all children, no matter of their ability, have opportunities to be well supported as they grow and develop. Providing training and support in his role as a Clinical Educator, Jamie hopes to assist stakeholders better understand the principles behind 24 hour postural management for children, to optimise their health and happiness and to shape better lives.
3. Kieran Murphy, Clinical Educator from Jenx, UK
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Made up of more than 40 assistive technology professionals (ATPs), our clinical team are specialists in assistive technology and equipment prescription.
Independent Living Specialists is Australia's largest medical and homecare equipment supplier with over 60 showrooms across New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland and South Australia.