Comprehensive Initial Assessments

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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Other Services

Meet & Greet Session

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.

Review Assessment

We feel that it is important to conduct review assessments for children who have participated in therapy on an ongoing basis.

Individual Therapy

Following an assessment, individual therapy sessions of 45-minutes each may be recommended for your child.


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.

Speech Therapy

Unlock the power of communication with our Speech Therapy services. Our dedicated team of certified speech-language pathologists is here to support individuals of all ages in developing effective communication skills.

Our Clinics


Raymond Terrace