|Initial Appointment to discuss needs||No Charge|
|Occupational Therapy Assessment||from £150.00|
|Treatment session (50 minutes)||£30.00|
Example of standardised assessments used
MOHO Model of Human Occupation
The full range of 13 associated tools
Functional assessment to determine skills and interests
Observations of work attitude, performance and behaviour
Workplace assessments and on site training/support
Joint working with statutory and voluntary services
Beck's Anxiety and Depression Scales
Role and Interest Checklists
Assessment tools can complement each other and used as ongoing evaluation.
Additional tools are available
Occupational Therapy Treatments
Following assessment, the Occupational Therapist may see a child for individual treatment sessions; occasionally children are treated in a group.
She/He may set up a programme of exercises and activities to be carried out regularly at school and/or at home.
Techniques vary, but the emphasis is on learning through enjoyable activities which also motivate the child.
The aim is to make the child as independent as possible in the skills he/she needs for everyday life.
The emphasis may be on:-
- Self-help (e.g. eating, dressing)
- Concentration and attention span
- Learning social skills (e.g. through therapeutic play)
- Self esteem
- Anger management
What can you expect from an Assessment?
During assessment I try to understand why your child/you is having difficulty, and I will need to learn as much about his/her daily life as I can.
Discussion on the phone will give me some information but this may not be enough to indicate assessment, or for you to decide to book an appointment.
I can offer an initial appointment to discuss your child and your concerns fully (without your child being present). At this stage I would ask you questions about your child's development and his/her reactions to every day life. This will help to determine whether assessment would be useful.
Once you have decided you do want me to assess your child I can offer both formal and informal assessment situations. I usually like to do a combination of both.
If you have had an initial interview the price of that will be deducted from the assessment fee.
I also use a combination of standardised and non-standardised assessments to identify specific areas of difficulty.
After this I will spend time with you to discuss my results, offer you advice and maybe recommend therapy. Usually your child would not be present at the feedback session unless you particularly requested.
You will also receive a written report.