Before you can start any type of therapy or support it is common to have an assessment first. The purpose of assessments is to get to know you, understand how your disability affects your daily life and what support you need to help make your life easier.
You’ll meet the therapist that will support you through the sessions or a clinical director and they will also discuss with you what you would like to achieve through the therapy sessions and what the therapy will involve.
An assessment will identify what your needs are to make sure you receive the appropriate support. In some cases the professional can refer you to other specialists for additional support.
Before you start using special equipment such as a wheelchair, hearing aids or home modification equipment such as grab rails or ramps, it is best to have an assessment to make sure that the equipment you’ll be using is right for you and your circumstances.