Assessment Options

Standard Assessment A written report will be provided to the family within 4-6 weeks after the in-clinic assessment including a presentation of assessment results, general recommendations for on-going therapy services and an OT Care Plan. This assessment is designed for clients ready to begin on-going treatment. It is appropriate for all children who have either never had an OT assessment or have a completed OT assessment that is more than 2 years old.

The assessment is also appropriate for clients hoping to determine whether or not on-going OT services are appropriate for their child or if a different program/approach would be a better fit.

The assessment aims to highlight a child’s strengths, embrace their individual differences, and identify challenges affecting their ability to do everything they need and want to do.

The OT will utilize an approach that includes play-based clinical observations and appropriate standardised assessment measures designed to screen for difficulties in areas including:
- Motor planning capacities.

- Gross motor skills (e.g. muscle tone, endurance, bilateral coordination/sequencing, joint stability).

- Fine motor skills (e.g. in-hand manipulation, pincer/tripod finger grasp, finger isolation).

- Visual perception.

- Sensory processing and modulation.

- Interoceptive awareness

- Social-emotional development.

- Written output.
We recommend that all new clients begin with an assessment from which realistic, meaningful goals for treatment can be developed in collaboration with your family. Below are available options:

Comprehensive Assessment A written report will be provided to the family within 4-6 weeks after the in-clinic assessment including a presentation of assessment results, general recommendations for on-going therapy services and an OT Care Plan. This assessment is designed for clients who are looking for an in-depth assessment across skill areas and in-depth recommendations.

The assessment aims to highlight a child’s strengths, embrace their individual differences and identify challenges affecting their ability to do everything they need and want to do.

The OT will utilise an approach that includes play-based clinical observation and comprehensive standardised assessment measures to asses skill areas including:
- Motor planning capacities.

- Gross motor skills (e.g. muscle tone, endurance, bilateral coordination/sequencing, joint stability).

- Fine motor skills (e.g. in-hand manipulation, pincer/tripod finger grasp, finger isolation).

- Visual perception.

- Sensory processing and modulation.

- Interoceptive awareness

- Social-emotional development.

- Written output.

Care Plan A written report will be provided to the family within 4-6 weeks after the in-clinic assessment including a presentation of assessment results, general recommendations for on-going therapy services and an OT Care Plan. This service is designed for clients who already have a current OT Assessment Report and wish to begin or continue on-going OT services with Little Buddies. In these circumstances, we require an initial intake fee which includes: - Caregiver Initial Interview via telephone

- Time for your child’s treating OT to review all documentation provided

- Report time to compile an OT Care Plan including a brief summary of clinical impressions and goals to guide on-going treatment
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