Early Assessment and Support Alliance

Assessment Process


What The Assessment Includes

The purpose of a good assessment is to help the person clarify whether they have a medical condition, how it is affecting their functioning, and what type of treatment or support may be needed. With this information, the person and their loved ones are able to make informed decisions about their medical care and personal goals.

Current Situation

How do you perceive what is going on – what do you observe?


  • Current illnesses and treatment you may be receiving
  • What medicines or supplements are you taking?
  • Physical changes with your body
  • Changes in your sleep and appetite
  • Changes in your moods
  • Changes in your thought process


  • Illnesses that you or other family members have experienced
  • Injuries. Have you ever been knocked unconscious?
  • Allergies and adverse reactions to medicines
  • Drug use and reactions
  • Learning disabilities
  • Progression
  • What do others around you observe

Current Psychosocial Situation

  • Affecting your ability to focus at work/school and home?
  • Affecting relationships with others?
  • Affecting your ability to meet personal goals and priorities?
  • What information do you and your supporters have
  • Do you have a strong support network?
  • Is your living situation stable and supportive of process?
  • What are your personal goals and priorities

Medical Tests

  • CBC with differential
  • Chemistry panel
  • Urine drug screen
  • Urinalysis, with microscopy
  • B-12 and folate
  • Thyroid screen
  • MRI or CT