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Adult Social Care Glossary, v 0.41

Functional assessment

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NICE Guideline NG11 - Challenging behaviour and learning disabilities: prevention and interventions for people with learning disabilities whose behaviour challenges

An assessment of the function of behaviour that challenges, including functional analyses and other methods of assessing behavioural functions.

Plain English definition
Think Local Act Personal (TLAP) Jargon Buster

When a care professional looks at what you are able to do for yourself, and how well you are able to manage everyday tasks such as dressing yourself, preparing food and looking after your home. They will look at how your ability to do these things might have changed as a result of illness or disability.

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