The aim of the assessment is to gain a full understanding of the child's presenting difficulties. This may be completed in one or two hours, depending on the nature of the challenges being presented.
The assessment involves the use of standardised and non-standardised assessments, clinical observations and questionnaires, to look at the child's motor, sensory, perceptual and functional skills.
The assessment may also involve a nursery/school or home visit in order to see how the child functions in different environments.
After the assessment a comprehensive report, will be written, detailing the child's strengths and challenges, with recommendations for intervention to meet their specific needs. This will be discussed with you in a follow up call.
Therapy sessions, which can be carried out at school, at home or in the clinic, are comprised of fun, play-based activities specifically chosen to develop the child skills and to build confidence in their ability.
The amount of therapy a child receives depends on each child's unique situation and specific needs. Progress is continually measured, with ongoing liaison with parents, teachers and other involved professionals.
Activity programmes for home and school can also be given to parents and teachers, following demonstration, to support the child's development of their functional skills. These programmes are monitored on a regular basis.
Advice and Training
Advice and training sessions can be provided for parents, teachers and other professionals. Topics for training can be tailored to the audience requirements, and examples of training sessions include child development, sensory processing difficulties and strategies to regulate alertness levels.