• 70% of participants/said their independent assessment experience was excellent, very good or good (46% excellent or very good, 24% good). 
  • Participants liked being able to discuss their disability in detail, to have their concerns and opinions heard, have the assessment at home, and the high level of assessor professionalism.
  • 60% of participants/supporters felt assessment length was “about right”, and 35% felt it was too long. 
  • Both face to face and virtual independent assessments can work for participants.
  • Assessors knowing about the participant’s disability was found to be the most important thing for participants to have a positive experience. 
  • Assessors identified a need for more training on the tools, working with different disabilities and working with participants. 
  • We need a better way to gather results that lets assessors use their expertise to only ask the questions needed for each participant
  • Assessors gave us positive feedback about some tools (e.g. CANS, PEDICAT and ASQ), but had concerns about others for some participants (WHODAS, PEM-CY/YC-PEM and Vineland III).
  • 75% of participants said their independent assessment report was an excellent or very good reflection of their assessment. 65% said it was an excellent or very good reflection of their functional capacity.
  • Participants felt reports should include more information about them, their goals and support needs.
This page current as of
7 July 2021
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