Episode Summary:

Join Simone Dudley as she welcomes Clare Batkin, the owner of Your OT Tutor, to dive into the world of functional capacity assessments (FCAs) and report writing. Clare, a self-proclaimed OT nerd, shares her journey from rural New South Wales to becoming an expert in the field. She emphasises the crucial preparation phase for FCAs, highlighting the importance of gathering comprehensive information before the assessment. Clare provides insights into conducting assessments, including functional observations and standardised assessments, while stressing the significance of observing clients firsthand. In the report writing phase, Clare advises on structuring reports for clarity and effectiveness, ensuring they address the NDIS’s criteria. Clare also discusses the range of resources and CPD opportunities available through Your OT Tutor.