Assessments are used to understand the types and severity of cerebral palsy (diagnosis), to help make predictions about the future (prognosis), to assist with planning interventions and to measure the outcomes or effectiveness of interventions and therapies (outcome measures). Assessments are also used in research.
The assessments and outcome measures which we include on this site have either been developed specifically to be used with people with cerebral palsy or are widely understood to be appropriate to use with people with cerebral palsy. We have focused on including assessments and outcomes measures which are typically used in clinical practice, rather than in research.
Fully funded by CPA donors, fundraising and Medicare, the CPA Early Diagnosis Clinics aims to fast track diagnosis and enable quicker access to early interventions, family support and better outcomes for the future.