Assessment and Intervention Services

Within the Assessment and Intervention team, Social Workers, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists and Speech Language Pathologists work with individuals having a disability and their families/guardians, to provide support in relation to their presenting concerns in a holistic and effective way. Through a multidisciplinary approach, the team aims to reach the desired objectives of the service user and his/her family/carer through assessment, short-term and/or long-term interventions.

The team seeks to promote the recognition, integration and social inclusion of the person with disability as a full member of society and the communities that they from part of. In adherence with the Agency's holistic and person-centred approach, the Assessment and Intervention Team provides individualised support services that enable and empower persons with disability to recognise their abilities, realise their vision and enhance their quality of life. The team strives to advocate for and uphold community inclusion, as this provides a diverse community. This also ensures that everybody has the same opportunities to participate in every aspect of life to the best of their abilities and desires.  

Intake: Responds to service requests and proceeds with follow-up action plans incorporating different professionals;

Coordination: Supports persons having a disability and their families in all decision-making processes that affect them, and coordinates formal and informal service provision;

Advocacy: Provides advocacy services along with, or on behalf of, a person with disability whose rights to services or opportunities may actually or potentially be compromised. This service includes assisting such persons to participate in all aspects of community life (education, employment, recreation, home, social, and more);

Screening and Assessment: Provides screening and assessment in the areas of community involvement, social inclusion, emotional wellbeing, education and employment, mobility and accessibility, communication difficulties, learning difficulties and other therapeutic interventions;

Interventions: Plan and delivery intervention programs based on the individualised needs of the referred person with disability.

·       Social Work Intervention

·    Occupational Therapy Intervention involves the process and skilled actions taken by occupational therapists in collaboration with the client, family/guardians and multidisciplinary team to facilitate engagement in occupation related to health and participation. The intervention process includes the plan, implementation, and review.

·     Physiotherapy Intervention involves the use of physical approaches towards the promotion of health, and the prevention, treatment and management of disease and disability, focusing on the mobility and physical concerns of the client.

·       Speech and Language Pathology Intervention

Review: Conducts and/or participates in regular reviews to ensure effective service provision in relation to Agency service users. 

Apart from interventions and assessments within the community, the Assessment and Intervention Team within Aġenzija Sapport complements the other services offered by the Agency through the required professional services.