Member Hint: Individual Assessment Tools

From personal experience whenever I undertake an assessment I always find out if people are left or right handed. I do this due to embarrassing situation when I assisted a nonverbal client cut, peel and chop fruit. I assumed the client was right handed as they needed assistance I helped them with their tasks right handed. This is difficult but I have learned to adapt as I’m left handed. Long story cut short the client also was left handed and what could have been a more enjoyable experience for both of us was difficult. I have now learnt never to assume when working with clients. I always note if they are left or right handed. I find it amazing how many staff have no idea what a persons preferred hand is. Personally this has been one of the best lessons I have learnt.Submitted by: Vicki Greico

Thanks Vicki great tip! – Ed
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