Occupational Therapy Assessment
Gain a clear picture of your child’s strengths and needs to maintain and achieve independence in daily life skills at home, in school and in the community.
Support for identifying difficulties.
The assessment results in a detailed report of the areas the child finds challenging and offers recommendations on how to address them.
The assessment looks at skills children may find challenging that can impact their daily functioning, social relationships, behaviour, and environment.
Develop a family-centred and goal driven plan to teach, encourage, and support children which aims to assist independence in carrying out specific tasks or routines.
Occupational therapy assessments evaluate how the child participates in their everyday lives and occupation. Assessments explore sensory sensitivities, developmental skills including play and motor activities, self-care functional skills, visual perception, organisation and planning, among others.
Who it's for...
This assessment is for children and young people 0 – 18 who are experiencing challenges doing everyday activities they want, need, or are expected to do and require a comprehensive assessment and report to either:
- gain a clear picture of skill development
- access disability funding
- support the diagnosis process
- support participation in education
- access school funded supports
What to Expect
The assessment includes a caregiver interview to identify daily tasks, activities and routines that are areas of strength and challenge.
An in-clinic session with the child will be booked in, where they will complete a mix of formal and informal assessments. This session can take up to 90 minute and will be delivered in a fun, playful way, using familiar equipment, games, and activities.
In addition to this, a teacher interview, in school observation, or early childhood centre observation may be required depending on the child and family needs.
After the Assessment
The Occupational Therapist will analyse all assessment findings and write a comprehensive report with strategies to support your child’s skill development, task performance and participation at home and in their early childhood, school setting or community.
The Occupational Therapist will provide you with feedback, discuss skill building strategies and how to build this into your existing family routines, and develop a plan for ongoing intervention.
Part of an individualised therapy program
Assessment and intervention must be flexible and individually tailored to meet the unique needs and preferences of each child, their family and the community around them. Information from this assessment will support ongoing skill development and aim to improve performance and participation in everyday activities, roles, and experiences of childhood.