There are a variety of tools that Joanne may draw upon to complete functional and sensory assessments. Examples include:
- The Assessment of Motor and Process Skills (AMPS) is an observation tool used to measure the quality of a person’s activities of daily living performance. Activities of daily living include everyday tasks such as personal grooming, meal preparation and household cleaning. This tool can assist in identifying the level of support a person may require to live successfully in the community, guide treatment and provides measures to see if the person’s performance is within age expectations.
- The Evaluation of Social Interaction (ESI) is an observation tool used to evaluate a person’s quality of social interaction performance.
The AMPS and ESI can only be administered by an Occupational Therapist whom has undertaken additional training and has calibrated as a valid and reliable rater in each tool. Joanne has successfully met these requirements.
- The Adolescent/Adult Sensory Profile explores a person’s likes/dislikes across the different sensory systems e.g. visual, auditory, touch.
In addition, Joanne may draw on a variety of questionnaires, checklists and rating scales both Occupational Therapy and mental health specific dependant on the needs of the person.