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TOPIC: Good or Bad Idea?

Good or Bad Idea? 7 years 11 months ago #66566

  • RachelPotter
Hi, last time I had an ATOS assessment I barely said anything. This time I want to be able to describe my conditions and how they affect me.

Would it be a good or a bad idea to take a list in with me?

When I am stressed I can't always remember nouns and fail to finish sentences, so wondered if this would help.

However, would the HCP frown on me having a list?

Best wishes,
Racgel

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Re:Good or Bad Idea? 7 years 11 months ago #66580

Fedup wrote:

Hi, last time I had an ATOS assessment I barely said anything. This time I want to be able to describe my conditions and how they affect me.

Would it be a good or a bad idea to take a list in with me?

When I am stressed I can't always remember nouns and fail to finish sentences, so wondered if this would help.

However, would the HCP frown on me having a list?

Best wishes,
Racgel

As long as you explain why you have a list, I can see no reason why it would be an issue.

As an alternative, and on the assumption that all of these problems will be listed in your ESA50, why not take a copy with you, and then you can say "if you refer to page x you can see that I am unable to do ...".

At least that way you can be sure they read the ESA50 as well :)

Gordon

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Re:Good or Bad Idea? 7 years 11 months ago #66583

  • RachelPotter
Hi Gordon, taking a copy of my ESA50 sounds like a good idea.

Thankyou :)

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Re:Good or Bad Idea? 7 years 11 months ago #66687

  • RachelPotter
Gordon, your advice turned out to be doubly helpful!!

I had been filling out my ESA50 by hand, a little at a time.

When you suggested taking a copy with me to the assessment, I started worrying about photocopying...

so now I am filling it in on the computer, so much easier...

and so, thankyou very, very much!

Rachel :)

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