How to tell whether your child requires an assessment:
A child would benefit from an assessment when their ability to participate in, enjoy or experience success in their daily occupations is affected.
A child does not require a formal diagnosis in order to receive support as we work on a functional, needs led basis.
The Person, Environment Occupational Model
The Person, Environment, Occupation model underpins our work; we will look at how your child’s strengths and needs, their environment (home, school, and community) and the occupations (activities) they participate in, contribute to their Occupational Performance. Occupational Performance refers to your child’s ability to carry out their roles and routines including self-care, play and leisure and work and productivity (school work and chores).
A selection of tools with be utilised in order to gather information about your child’s strengths and needs across several environments. These may include:
Finding out the results of the assessment
The therapist will discuss some key findings with you during the assessment session.
Following this our therapist will spend time analysing and scoring the assessment before producing a comprehensive report detailing the findings. This will be sent to you within 2-3 weeks of the assessment. You will subsequently be invited to meet with the therapist to discuss the findings and devise a therapeutic support package that suits the needs of your child and family.