Our comprehensive assessment is guided by the reason for referral and will look at areas including:
• Sensory processing
• Gross and fine motor skills
• Postural control
• Bilateral integration and sequencing
• Visual perceptual skills
• Play skills
• Social skills
• Activities of daily living
• Intensive intervention treatment based in a fully equiped clinic setting.
• School holiday courses.
• Home programmes.
• School visits and school programmes.
• To schools.
• Doctors and specialists.
• Other health professionals.
• Parents and families.
Additional techniques or approached used:
• Integrated Listening System (iLS)
• Therapeutic Listening System
• The Therapressure Brushing
• The Alert programme (“How does your engine run”)
• Feeding approach to picky eaters
“What does an Assessment Include?”
Following your initial contact and assessment booking, a pre assessment pack will be sent to you, including a number of questionnaires.
The information provided from the questionnaires will enable the assessment to be tailored to your child’s individual needs and will ensure that you are closely involved in the therapy process from the beginning.
The standard assessment package includes:
• Pre assessment pack.
• 90 minutes assessment session.
• Comprehensive report with recommendations.
• 1 hour parent feedback meeting.
Assessments usually consist of both standardised testing and structured observations of posture, balance and coordination as well as responses to their sensory environment.
Assessments will include evaluation of some or all of the following areas:
• Sensory processing.
• Gross motor skills.
• Fine motor skills.
• Visual perceptual skills.
• Attention and concentration.
• Social skills.
My treatment model is a “best-practices” approach to treatment. It is based on both research of the techniques that studies have found most effective and clinical experience. The approach is practical and results-driven rather than ideological and process-driven, and it is most importantly family-centered. Priorities are develop for treatment in partnership with clients and families in a method that honours what families most need and desire from intervention, and we integrate parent education into every treatment plan.
Because research indicates that therapy is effective when delivered in “bursts” of treatment, clients should be seen at least three times per week during treatment. Treatment programs average 20 to 30 sessions in length (10-15 weeks) and incorporate 4 hours of dedicated parent education. A breaks is built in to give the brain an opportunity to organise what it has learned. Follow-up booster sessions are offered for times when the child is facing a new developmental challenge or whenever the family wishes to enhance or reinforce the changes effected by earlier therapy.