Connect2Care offers a wide range of assessment types depending on your need and reason for referral.
Assessments may be conducted to provide supporting evidence for a diagnosis or additional funding needs, NDIS applications, to direct therapy provision, or to provide recommendations to assist with identifying suitable equipment or housing.
Some of our most common assessment types are listed below.
Approved NDIS Assessments
Our NDIS approved Therapists will complete assessments during sessions, and provide clients and their families with results, including a comprehensive written report, and recommend strategies to assist clients to reach their goals and become more independent.
With our clients’ consent, our assessment information can be shared with the NDIS, support workers or caregivers, other medical professionals, and teachers.
Types of assessments we can provide include:
Assistive Technology (AT) Assessments
Assistive Technology is cleverly designed technology which can support a client to perform activities either with greater ease, in a safer manner, or to support them to do tasks they might otherwise not have been able to do.
The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) includes funding in a participant’s Capacity Building budget for AT advice or assessment where they have an AT need, such as equipment or specific assessments, e.g. wheelchair assessments, communication device trials or equipment trials.
The NDIA needs sufficient evidence to decide which AT supports are reasonable and necessary to include in a participant’s plan.
To approve and add AT into a participant’s plan, the NDIA follows different processes depending on whether the AT is low, mid, or high cost. The NDIA will sometimes require evidence to decide whether the proposed AT is a reasonable and necessary support, particularly if it is considered high cost.
The NDIA provides funding for housing supports to enable people with disabilities to choose where and with whom they live.
At Connect2Care, we provide Housing Assessments and Housing Support to help people achieve more independent living arrangements.
Our Housing Assessments play a critical role in helping people with disability access appropriate housing. Our assessments include looking into the impact of a person’s disability on their mobility, self-care and self-management, what supports (other than specialised housing) could be implemented to help a person achieve their housing goals, and what type of housing features, housing size and location, does a person reasonably require to achieve their goals.
Communication assessments help people with a disability access NDIS funding for communication aids to support a person’s goals.
Swallowing assessments are designed to identify swallowing difficulties or swallowing disorders and provide recommendations on the most appropriate diet and fluid consistencies in order to maintain safety during mealtimes.
Falls assessments (also referred to as home assessments), can help identify risk factors for falls, and increase a person’s independence both at home and within their community.
Mobility assessments evaluate a person’s mobility and balance and include scooter assessments and training.
A functional assessment will identify a person’s needs and support requirements, including identifying any needs that haven’t been met.
Cognitive Ability Assessments
We provide NDIS cognitive assessments to identify a person’s cognitive strengths and weaknesses and help participants, caregivers and their family with a better understanding of their specific difficulties and strategies to assist the participant.
Our functional behavioural assessments evaluate the risk posed by the behaviour of concern to the person and others and recommend interventions.
Capacity assessments analyse a person’s functional performance in areas of self-care and day-to-day activities, ensuring a person has the right level of support and funding to achieve their goals.
See Pre-NDIS Assessments for more information on Functional Capacity Assessments.
The purpose of sensory assessments is to understand how a child or adult copes with the sensory information daily and provide recommendations to improve sensory overload.