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Assessments

The assessment process is simple. It starts with filling out a form to give us as much background information as possible. We also ask that you provide any reports you have. The more background information we have the better we can tailor our assessment specifically for your child.

Following this we schedule a formal assessment. We use a range of standardised and observational assessments.

We assess your child’s:
  • Gross motor skills and coordination
  • Fine motor skills – handwriting, finger manipulation, drawing, cutting, bilateral integration
  • Visual processing skills – can they understand and interpret what they see?
  • Auditory processing – are they processing sound effectively or missing information?
  • Sensory processing - can they cope with all the information they receive?
  • Play skills
  • Social skills
  • ADL skills – getting dressed, feeding, bathing, self-care.

Following the assessment, we meet with you to determine therapy goals. It is important that everyone is working on the same goals with the child and for this reason we provide information to kinder/school, other therapists and paediatricians. Sometimes, it may take two sessions to obtain an accurate picture of your child’s development, for example, we may also need to see them at school.

The Assessment includes a comprehensive report. We feel that this is important so you know exactly where your child is at and how we are going to help them move forward.

After that, we start therapy sessions. It’s great if parents/carers can attend because then we can teach you the skills you need to help your child at home.

Therapy Sessions