Insights into

The main benefit or value that comes from an assessment is that the results can be used to guide differing levels and types of intervention, such as behaviour support, psychological or emotional support, learning support, and disability support. 

Butter Fish Services® is in the business of helping you discovering a greater insight and understanding, developing useful tools and strategies you can use in your daily life, and ultimately – of achieving your short, medium and long-term goals.

We respect and uphold industry-leading assessment processes, and deliver only the best possible solutions to our clients. Clients will need to undergo an initial consultation with one of our therapists, to determine the most effective assessment strategy for your outcomes.

Quality indictors of an Assessment provider

Assessments help our team to develop and deliver support services that build capacity and independence and provide you with strategies to take control of your life or that of your child.

Our process includes:

  • Individualised goals and programs
  • Data collection
  • Analysis and evaluation of data
  • Parent, caregiver, school and support staff education and training
  • Ongoing support

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Types of Assessments

The four (4) primary types of assessments that we at Butter Fish Services® are registered and accredited to deliver.

Behaviour Assessments

Behaviour Assessments can be either Functional Behaviour Assessments (FBA) or a Mealtime Management Plan, or both.

Our assessments collect information to help determine how to manage challenging behaviour patterns and disorders; including Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Attention Deficit Disorder without Hyperactivity (ADD), and Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD).

These insights become the basis for a personalised Behaviour Support Plan (BSP).

A Functional Behaviour Assessment (FBA) is a systematic approach that helps identify and understand the following aspects of behaviour:

  • Form: the observable behaviour – What are they actually doing?
  • Function: the underlying cause – What is the goal of the behaviour?
  • Context – the setting: Where does it occur? What happens immediately before and after?

Capacity Assessments

Functional Capacity Assessments include:

  • Cognitive (IQ Testing)
  • Development (Memory Tests)
  • Educational (Learning Difficulties, Dyslexia)

Functional Capacity Assessments can assist with ensuring individuals have the right level of support and funding to achieve their needs and goals. So you can get more out of life. We take into account an individual’s function and supports their aspirations, daily living and community and vocational abilities.

They types of assessments include Psychosocial Functional Capacity Assessments, Supported Disability Accommodation Assessments (SDA) and Supported Independent Living Assessments (SIL).

Typically, a report is provided to the individual and the National Disability Agency, which assists with the decisions made regarding the level of support and funding under a National Disability Insurance Scheme plan.

Autism Spectrum Disorder

An Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) diagnosis determines to what extent an individual is on the autism spectrum, and it provides information about their support needs and any emotional or behavioural presentations.

This assessment is suitable for children over two years of age who require an Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnosis, or where there has been conflicting opinions expressed by professionals and clarification is needed.

Early Development Assessment

Early Development Assessments are for very young children under two years where parents are concerned about their developmental progress, or where an professional diagnosis has been given but a second opinion is desired.

These assessments provide information about a child’s progress and functioning across all developmental areas. They also determine whether early signs of delay, difficulty or disability are present.

Assessments can include one or any combination of: motor-skills testing, IQ testing, testing for learning difficulties, a development assessment, memory assessment, educational assessment or cognitive assessment.

Butter Fish Services® is a trusted NDIS provider

Seeking an Assessment under your NDIS plan?

Functional Behaviour Assessments (FBA), Functional Capacity Evaluations, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Assessments, and Early Development Assessments can be accessed under the your NDIS plan.

Choose Butter Fish Services® as your NDIS assessment provider and you’ll receive affordable therapy that not only delivers the report you need, but formulates a plan forward toward real outcomes and ongoing, authentic support.

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