Our functional assessments assess an individual in terms of their specific physical or mental difficulties, to holistically look at how they are functioning at home. Our Occupational Therapists will work with the individual to achieving independence in the activities which are important to them. This collaborative goal setting is at the centre of our Occupational Therapy service.
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Where and how is the functional assessment completed?
What problems may be suitable for a functional assessment?
What will the functional assessment assess?
What information will I receive following a functional assessment?
A functional assessment is an assessment that can take place here in one of our clinics or in your own home. Our functionalassessment require individuals to participate in a variety of daily living activities with the Occupational Therapist. It is during this time when the Occupational Therapist will observe and analyse individuals, movements, planning and organisational skills. This will enable the Occupational Therapists to gather a better insight to the difficulties an individuals is experiencing and why. From here, treatment plans can be devise accurately and meet the needs of each individual.
An Occupational Therapy functional assessment would be suitable for an individual, if they have any of the following difficulties.
Our Occupational Therapists will complete a functional assessment to determine how the above difficultiesare impacting upon an individual's ability to complete their everyday activities at home or at work. If feel that you yourself or a family member is experiencing any of the above difficulties, then a functional assessment may be suitable.
An Occupational Therapist would complete a functional assessment for the following conditions:
A functional assessment can also be completed on individuals without a specific diagnosis and with other conditions not listed above. Our functional assessments are an excellent outcome measure and can be used to measure and demonstrate a change in an individual's functional ability.
Our Occupational Therapists will complete a functional assessment in order to gain a better understanding of how a functional difficulty is impacting on an individual's ability to complete daily activities, both at home and in work. The assessment will include a practical assessment along detailed discussion, in order to aid the individuals understanding and allowing them to select the correct treatment pan for them.
A functional assessment allows for our therapists to identify any functional difficulties and determine how these are impacting on an individual's ability to perform both at home and at work. For example, poor fine motor skills can result in an individual having difficulties with getting dressed and can also have detrimental effects on working relationships, as others at work may feel you are not completing all of your duties equally, due to your limited abilities.
Following one of our functional assessments, therapist will discuss with the individual the outcome of the assessment and will explain in further detail why an individual may be experiencing some difficulties. If desired, a report detailing the findings of the assessment can be provided. This will contain an inclusive analysis of how the condition is impacting on the individual's abilities to complete activities they what and need to do. A treatment will also follow one of our functional assessment and will provide individual recommendations on how to improve upon their daily living skills.
Treatment following a functional assessment may include one or more of the following:
Our treatments are extremely flexible and can be conducted here in one of our clinics or in the comfort of your own home.
In summary our functional assessment identify any impairment/ difficulties an individuals is experiencing and will ascertain in great detail the affects it is having on an individual's ability to function on a day to day basis. The information gathered from this assessment willbe used to devise a treatment plan to meet the needs of the individual.
If you would like a functional assessment then please feel free to email email@example.com or call 02033 937 332 with any of you questions or enquires and we will be happy to help.
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