|Initial Appointment to discuss needs
|Occupational Therapy Assessment
|Treatment session (50 minutes)
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