Many of the products in the Tinnitots range are suitable for children receiving support through NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme). Tinnitots is not a registered provider for the NDIS. However, our range of sensory toys and indoor play gyms can support your child and help them grow. And depending on your NDIS plan, you can purchase Tinnitots products to help your child.
Purchasing Toys Through NDIS
NDIS provides funding for products and services that support daily activities, therapeutic and sensory supports including behaviour support, modifications to your home and more. The NDIS can sometimes be tricky to navigate. And knowing what products or services you can purchase from which budget category is important.
Buying toys that assist with childhood developmental learning can typically fall under the capacity-building budget. For more detailed information on what may be right for your circumstances, you can visit the ndis.gov.au website page for support funded by NDIS.
If you have a Self Managed NDIS Plan, you can purchase items from our online store and we can provide a tax invoice for your claim. All Tinnitots places a strong emphasis on product safety and is made from high-quality materials.
For those with a Plan Managed NDIS plan, you can still purchase Tinnitots products for your child. Your Plan Manager will need to approve the invoice we provide you. Our NDIS page explains what to select at checkout when you purchase from our online store.
Tinnitots products are also used and recommended by speech therapists, occupational therapists, osteopaths, podiatrists, play therapists, and paediatric physiotherapists to assist children with a range of gross and fine motor skills, and sensory development.
If in doubt about what products you can purchase as part of your NDIS plan, contact your NDIS provider or plan manager for clarification. Or seek advice from your allied health professionals.
Choosing Sensory Toys to Help Your Child
Sensory toys for children are ones providing stimulation of one or more senses such as sight, sound touch and so on. They are used to assist with physical and behavioural development.
Tinnitots have a range of sensory toys for children to help their development. These include sensory play mats, sensory busy boards and soft play toys. These sensory products are ideal for supporting children on the autism spectrum, as well as those with special needs or limited ability.
Some of our toys also help provide an environment and opportunities for improving social interactions between children. Playing together is one of the best ways to support children to develop social, emotional and communication skills. And to develop confidence to discover what they can do, rather than focus on a disability or what they cannot do.
Toys for Children and Adults with Autism
Our toys are designed to help kids play, develop their imagination and have fun. Children on the autism spectrum may prefer playing by themselves. Ideally the toy can help stimulate their senses by moving, spinning, making noise, vibrating or being tactile and interesting to touch. For children and adults with ASD (autism spectrum disorder) or ADHD (attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder), sensory boards provide a variety of activities that the child can control and seek sensory feedback. These toys are easy to handle and can assist with fine motor skills and hand dexterity.
Repetitive play is often observed in kids on the autism spectrum. Sensory boards have the potential for a variety of play options. Helping your child play with it in different ways will allow let them to have fun with you.
Tinnitots soft play collection of toys are also great for children and adults with autism. They are safe for both jumping around and physical styles of play and for fine motor skills play. These toys provide a sensory surface and several of our soft toys also include zips, laces and buckles. This enables fingers to explore the details of whatever interests them.
How Climbing Toys help kids with a Disability
All children like to play. Especially young ones as their brain and natural curiosity develops. A Tinnitots climbing frame or indoor gym with sensory ladder can assist with development of gross motor skills at home. This includes helping to improve your child’s balance, hand and foot coordination, ability to judge distances, and climbing skills.
Having frames designed for climbing provides an opportunity for a child with a disability to play with siblings or little playmates. We have Montessori inspired Pikler climbing frames for toddlers that are simple and fun to use. Our home play gyms can also be used by you and your child for a complete family fun gym.
For some children with behavioural challenges having a personal playground at home helps them do things they may not at the local park or even at playgroups. For example, kids on the autism spectrum may sometimes feel more inclined to play by themselves in a safe home environment than at kinder or primary school. Learning things at home and building confidence can lead to greater participation with others outside of home. In many cases, having a recognised disability doesn’t mean your child won’t be able to develop some degree of independence and self-reliance.
Early Childhood Approach to NDIS
The Early Childhood Approach is a way to access the NDIS for children from 0 to 6 years of age with developmental delay or disability. It provides information for childhood intervention support to help you and your child. This can help include your child in mainstream and community participation settings such as childcare and schooling.
This early intervention article explains the benefits of an early childhood approach. One of the key points is NDIS is there to support you and your child’s development and quality of life. The article also explains how ‘early intervention is the best way to support children with a disability or developmental delay’. And how early intervention provides faster access to support.
The Autism Awareness Australia website has a useful article about funding children through NDIS. The article mentions the need to be organised and patient, as there is a lot of information to gather and complete. But it is worth it to get individual support and a lifetime approach for your child.
At Tinnitots we support families with children no matter what their level of ability or behavioural challenges. We love supporting NDIS. And based on the fact that our products are recommended by therapists, we believe our products can help kids with developmental or additional learning needs.
Buying toys with your NDIS plans such as home play gyms, busy boards or sensory play mats does not need to be difficult. Please talk to your NDIS support person or allied health professionals. You can also get in touch with us and we can suggest what products may be suitable for your child.
Working together we hope to help all kids and improve their life quality no matter their circumstances or ability.