When to Get an Assessment?
An Occupational Therapy assessment is recommended when children are having difficulty with specific learning tasks such as reading, remembering verbal / written information, poor focus / behavioral issues, fine / gross motor delays, poor handwriting, having trouble putting their ideas onto paper, gross / fine motor delays, difficulties with initiating and finishing tasks and having difficulty with organization.
The duration for our Occupational Therapy assessment is approximately 60-90 minutes. This includes using valid and reliable standardised testing to test for various areas listed below:
- Visual processing i.e perception, tracking & visual memory
- Handwriting and letter formation
- Eye hand coordination
- Gross Motor / Fine Motor skills
- Auditory processing / listening skills
- Working memory
- Processing speed
- Sensory Processing Disorder
- Identification for diagnosis i.e. ASD / ADHD / ADD and anxieties.
Apart from using standardised testing to address the above areas, we also perform clinical observations to address how your child responds to different tasks / activities. Identification will be on behavioral and emotional challenges such as anxieties, low self esteem, social skills, focus/concentration as well as motivation.
We understand that parents can have a very busy schedule. Therefore, to make it easier for transportation, we are a mobile service. We can come to your home / school to do the assessment.