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.
The therapeutic sessions offered are:
- Activity analysis and graded exposure
- Lifestyle and role balancing
- Self esteem and confidence building
- Problem solving and goal setting
- Correction of destructive thought patterns and behaviour
- Mentoring and life coaching
- Workplace task analysis
- Return to work programmes
- Case management
- Anger Management
- Social Skills
- Anxiety Management
- Communication skills
- Life skills training
- Community assessments.
For more information please contact us by phone or email or by completing the enquiry form
Occupational therapists work with people of all ages, helping them to carry out the activities that they need or want to do in order to lead healthy and fulfilling lives.
Occupational therapists, or OT's, work with anyone who may be experiencing physical, psychological and/or social problems, either from birth or as a result of trauma, illness or ageing.
An OT's goal is to help clients have independent, productive, and satisfying lives.
When people cannot participate effectively in the activities of daily living which are essential to our quality of life, and which we all take for granted – such as having a shower, preparing a favourite meal, getting dressed, or going to work – an occupational therapist has the ideal skills mix to work with that person in improving their functional capacity and therefore quality of life. They can help the individual to develop or recover daily living and work skills, either through the use of purposeful activity or via specialist aids and adaptations.
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