The Guddi Way Screen is an online, secure and automated platform built from evidence and stakeholder consultation. The screen identifies cognitive impairment and needs within a culturally informed and validated process.
The Guddi includes culturally sensitive questions relating to cognition, thinking skills, disability and psychosocial functioning. Thinking and cognitive skills are measured across a number of cognitive domains including orientation, naming, verbal comprehension, verbal fluency, abstraction, recall, and executive function.
Being online, the interface ensures accessibility across Australia while safeguarding the cultural integrity of the screen and the quality of the screening process, scoring and reporting. Assessments span orientation, attention, language, memory, visuospatial skills, praxis and executive function.
If someone is flagged with possible cognitive impairment by the Guddi Way Screen, they can be referred to GPs, mental health professionals and supporting community organisations to be diagnosed and receive care, tools and systems to help them live positively with their brain injury.