As the roll-out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) proceeds, an increasing number of people with neurological impairments will be able to afford services from AEPs. The aim of this presentation will be to:
• Provide an overview of the NDIS, including steps that AEP’s can take to ensure they are ready to do business in the NDIS environment;
• Profile some of the key characteristics of Australians with neurological impairments
• Provide practitioners with worked examples of how different neurological impairments can profoundly influence the elements of exercise interventions including screening, aerobic training, strength training, flexibility training and behaviour change strategies.
This a recording of a webinar presented by ESSA on 3 December 2014.
Sean Tweedy has held the MAIC Research Fellowship in Physical Activity and Disability in the School of Human Movement Studies, University of Queensland since 1997. In his role he conducts a teaching, research and community service program in adapted physical activity. One of Sean’s primary research interests is classification in Paralympic sport – he is Principal Investigator for the newly established UQ-IPC Paralympic Classification Research Partnership for physical impairments, an IPC Athletics Classification Educator and a member of both the IPC Sport Science Committee and Classification Committee. Sean’s other research interest is in promotion of physically active behavior among community-dwelling people with disabilities. His specialist area is catastrophic neurological impairment (e.g. brain injury and spinal cord injury). He coordinates the Adapted Physical Activity Program, a specialised clinical service to people with disabilities in the Brisbane area. He recently completed a randomized controlled trial evaluating the service delivery model for people with acquired brain injury and is currently assisting with translation of the model to other regions of Australia.
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