Why would you need an assessment?
An assessment is a set of tools designed to establish whether or not you require NDIS therapy services. Getting an assessment is the first step in the journey to achieve your NDIS goals.
If you suspect that you may benefit from NDIS therapy services for psychology, occupational therapy, speech pathology or occupational therapy, call us on 1300 390 222 or complete our referral form online. From here, we will work with you to assess whether NDIS therapy services will help you.
How do we provide your assessment?
When you contact us or are referred to us – for an assessment, we will contact you within 24 hours and organise an appointment for you to meet with one of our specialist allied health professionals.
This assessment can be conducted at your home or in a community venue, whatever suits you best. Charge for travel time of up to 30 minutes is as per the NDIS Price Guide.
LiveBig currently provides services face-to-face in the Sydney, Melbourne , Brisbane and Perth metropolitan areas and remotely through the RMReach telehealth platform Australia-wide.
- Tests to determine the ability of a worker to perform the physical tasks required in the workplace (Functional Capacity Evaluation)
- Tests to assess range of motion and strength of the upper-limb to perform daily tasks such as dressing
- Assessments to determine and improve strength, mobility, flexibility, endurance and posture
- Tests to assess movement abilities in older adults
- Assessments to identify an abnormal gait or walking pattern (gait analysis)
- Neurological examinations to assess conditions resulting from stroke, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, brain and spinal cord injuries
- Paediatric assessments to determine musculoskeletal issues, developmental issues and other injuries (gait problems, motor development, muscle stiffness, coordination, posture and more)
- Evaluation of injuries resulting from accidents, repetitive strain injury (RSI), arthritic or degenerative joint changes, bone fractures and/or disuse and immobilisation
Occupational Therapy Assessment
- Home assessments to assess activities of daily living
- Evaluation of home environment and prescribe modifications if required
- Tests for adults and children to evaluate sensory processing patterns, handwriting difficulties and motor impairment
- Functional capacity assessments
- Assess suitability of equipment and carry out trials
- Tests to assess gross and fine motor skills
- Tests for weakness, balance and acuity, peripheral vision
Speech Pathology Assessment
- Initial assessments to determine how people with disability and their families can develop personal communication and therapy goals
- Reviews to identify areas of improvement in a child or adults’ development and assess therapy outcomes
- Assessments to establish student communication and language skills and classroom learning needs
- Articulation tests to assess speech sounds and clarity
- Tests to evaluate why a person may have voice problems, and to scientifically quantify and qualify their voice problems and determine progress
- Clinical swallowing assessments to test for dysphagia, identify the underlying cause and determine the severity
- Assistive technology support goals in the areas of linguistic, operational, social and strategic competence
- To determine educational abilities, learning difficulties, behaviour and academic performance in children including attention deficit disorder and autism spectrum disorder assessment
- To assess psychological functioning, intellectual abilities, effects of brain injury or neurodegenerative diseases and overall capacity in people with disability
- Mental health assessments
- Neuropsychological assessments to determine cognitive, learning, emotional and behavioural functioning
- Intelligence / ability tests for adults
Behaviour Support Assessment
- A Quality of Life Assessment takes a snapshot of how you feel about your life
- Collaborative meeting with the people important to you
- Function-based assessments are conducted to identify the behaviour of concern, what triggers the behaviour, any other variables that affect the behaviour, consequences and where the person’s strengths are
- These assessments are then analysed and a formulation is determined
- The corresponding Function Based Assessment Report (BAR) and Behaviour Support Plan then outline the following:
- Goals to maximise quality of life and minimise behaviours of concern
- Function of behaviour (why)
- Proactive strategies – skills we teach or environmental modifications that we do so the person doesn’t need to engage in the behaviour
- Reactive strategies – How to respond to the behaviour appropriately
- How to monitor the effectiveness of the interventions
Music Therapy Assessment
Music Therapists assess to observe clients and evaluate how participants respond to different musical stimuli. It gives them an indication of their level of functioning; they observe participant behaviours within sessions and assess them across different domains (physical, emotional, sensory, social, etc.).
Assessments allow the Music Therapist to develop an effective therapy plan and inform the clients of strengths and weaknesses and where they may need supports.
What's the process for signing up for a service?
We complete the referral process and set up a service agreement with you
We email you a welcome pack
We book your first appointment
Your allied health services start and we conduct a safe home visiting assessment
We ensure we regularly check in
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