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Functional Capacity Assessments

A Functional Capacity Assessment (FCA) is a comprehensive assessment of capability and looks at how well a person is able to complete daily tasks at home, at school, at work and in the community. This assessment provides an in-depth overview of your abilities in everyday life. FCAs are completed for anyone across the lifespan; ICJP completes both Paediatric and Adult FCAs.

The Purpose of an FCA

Determines a person’s support needs and community participation.

Ensures appropriate support, accommodations, and successful participation.

Support needs may include therapeutic support, accommodations, equipment, home modifications, and NDIS funding recommendations.


Components of a FCA

Observations of tasks and activities.

Interviews with the person, family members, carers, and professionals in their support network.

Extensive review of prior assessments and background information.

Typically takes 15-20 hours to complete.

Who completes FCA’s at ICJP?

ICJP adopts a Lead Practitioner approach for comprehensive assessments. Learn more about The Puddles Way. 

Lead therapists are chosen based on priority areas, such as Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Developmental Education, Speech Therapy, or Social Work.

Additional team members may be involved based on specific assessment needs.

Example: Lead therapist may be a Physiotherapist for mobility needs, while a Developmental Educator may assess behaviour concerns.

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