NDIS Assessments are used to collect essential information that can help with the planning of support plan provided by the NDIS. Since undergoing an assessment would be costly, all eligible NDIS participants, existing and new, will be allowed to use evidence-based, reliable, and updated assessments, regardless of their financial condition.
NDIS Assessments gather essential information and provide evidence for eligibility of the applicants fro the NDIS Scheme. The key information collected during the assessments will serve as the participant’s proof for their disability that is vital in creating the NDIS support plan and funding.
NDIS Assessments are beneficial to collect updated information regarding the participant’s condition to be able to create a flexible plan to help them achieve their goals. Through NDIS Assessments, the participant's current and changing condition will be viewed by the therapists such as how they manage daily activities and partake in the school, workplace, or community.
NDIS Assessments will concentrate on assessing the participant’s capability instead of their disability. The assessments tools are used to assure that the support provided to the participants is suitable for their condition, goals, and needs.+
Although NDIS is catered to helping thousands of Australians with a disability, the support plan provided by the NDIS is provided to eligible participants. Through NDIS Assessments, participants ages 7 years and older are recommended to undergo independent assessments to start with the process and make sure that the support plan is in line with the participant's condition, goals, and needs. Once the planning process is administered, the NDIS Assessment can help in determining significant changes in the participant’s condition.
Through the help of Our Space Psychology professionals, the participants and their families will be educated and trained to understand the process of NDIS Assessments. Additionally, NDIS will support in planning and reviewing the support plan.
To assure that the support plan is in line with the participant's condition, goals, and needs, NDIS offers assessment tools that are internationally acknowledged to help the healthcare professionals determine the condition of the participants and create a suitable support plan. Each assessment tool is designed based on the participant's age, instead of their condition.
The primary tool used to evaluate adaptive behaviour is Vineland 3. It is a tool that can help with the diagnosis of developmental and intellectual disabilities. It also provides essential information to develop educational and treatment plans. When administering Vineland 3, it can measure the participant’s social and personal skills that are essential for daily living, such as Communication, Daily Living Skills, Socialisation, and Motor Skills. This assessment is best suited for ages 9 years and below.
Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale-IV (WAIS-IV)
One of the most advance and generally used tests administered to adults to assess cognitive ability is WAIS-IV, or now known as TOPF. This assessment tool can determine cognitive functioning of adults before the onset of injury or illness.
World Health Organisation Disability Assessment Schedule (WHODAS) 2.0
Directly related to the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF), WHODAS 2.0 is a standardised assessment tool designed to assess cognition, mobility, self-care capabilities, socialisation, performance, and participation in household and work of the client. The assessment tool is internationally acknowledged and applicable to varying disabilities and cultures for adult participants.