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Occupational Therapy Assessments For Schools

(Including Developmental Co-ordination Disorder (Dyspraxia) and Handwriting Review)

Age Range: 4-18 years

Designed for: Schools

Our Occupational Therapists work together with the school’s inclusion team and teaching staff to identify the occupational-based needs of the school. They also work with the school’s SENCo to prepare a schedule for therapy services. Within our specialist school settings, we recommend a larger focus on the universal and targeted model of support, as this enables the therapist to reach a greater number of students and support classroom-based staff to implement whole classroom strategies.

Occupational Therapy Assessment For Schools can involve:

  • Formal therapy assessment
  • Therapy screening
  • Informal therapy assessment
  • Pupil / student classroom observations
  • Individual therapy
  • Group therapy
  • In class therapy support
  • Classroom strategies and advice for teaching staff
  • Mapping therapy into schemes of learning
  • Report writing including EHCP, annual review, end of term
  • Timely case notes and documentation
  • In school parent meetings or attendance at parents evenings

Our Process

Step 1

Referral information is collected from parents/carers or school by our admin team and reviewed by our specialist clinicians.

Step 2

The assessment is conducted by a skilled therapist that will utilise a range of standardised assessments, informal observations, informal discussion with parent/carer or teaching staff. Assessment tools are selected by the therapist and are delivered at an appropriate level for the child or young person to access.

Step 3

The clinicians will provide feedback and recommendations for next steps where appropriate.