An occupational therapy assessment is an important stage of the occupational therapy process. These assessments are tools used by therapists to gather important information about your child. The purpose of this assessment is to:
• Identify concerns and difficulties your child is facing
• Prioritise major issues
• Observe how the child completes school or home activities
• Take note of how your child is handling social relationships and how they affect activities.
Here at Happy Dots, an initial assessment will be administered to your child on your first visit to our clinic. The assessment will run for 90 minutes (1.5 hours), where a series of specifically chosen standardised and non-standardised tests are carried out on your child. Assessments differ for every child to cater to their abilities and limitations. Once the results are calculated, one of our therapists will discuss with you your child’s strengths and weaknesses and how occupational therapy might help your child. A therapy plan will be created to address your child’s needs. It will come in a written comprehensive report, outlining your goals for your child and therapy guidelines.
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Our meet & greet sessions are designed for those families who may not be sure on whether or not OT will be best suited to them.
We feel that it is important to conduct review assessments for children who have participated in therapy on an ongoing basis.
Following an assessment, individual therapy sessions of 45-minutes each may be recommended for your child.
Screenings can be conducted at various schools and reschools upon request. An Occupational Therapist will come to you on site, and screen each child.
Our group therapy programs include school readiness programs, music and movement groups, Motor Skills groups, fussy eating groups and social skills groups.
School-based therapy is beneficial for the child as it allows for a direct relationship between the therapist and the teacher. (School visits are subject to availability.)
Parent & Teacher workshops can be tailored to meet your needs and can be held on site or at our Happy Dots clinics.
We stock a wide variety of OT based resources & products that we feel your child would benefit from a result of attending our therapy sessions. We have a selection of resources available in each of our clinics.
We are able to offer home visits on a regular basis, or as a one off consultancy based visit to help set up strategies for your home environment. Home visits are subject to availability & location.
Telehealth options are available to families who live out of area or can not get to the clinic for a face-to-face appointment.
We are excited to provide community outreach therapy to rural areas. Please enquire if this is something you are interested in.
Our dedicated team of certified speech-language pathologists are here to support individuals of all ages in developing effective communication skills. From articulation and language development to voice modulation and fluency, we tailor our approach to meet each individual's unique needs.