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Occupational Therapy Assessments

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

Age Range: 1-21 years

Designed for: Families

Occupational Therapy assessment is a comprehensive process designed to evaluate a child’s abilities, challenges and specific needs. It might involve techniques such as clinical observations, standardised and non-standardised assessment tools, interviews and questionnaires or functional skills evaluations. The primary aim is to identify a child’s strengths and challenges, and develop a personalised treatment plan. (Children under 4 years old may not be able to fully engage in some of the standardised assessment tasks, so in these cases we rely on consultation with nursery staff and families. These consultations are charged at a reduced rate and a shorter report is also generated).

Occupational Therapy Assessments can look at:

  • Gross and fine motor skills
  • Sensory processing
  • Attention and focus
  • Coordination and movement

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.