An assessment, whether in the form of a screening (short and broad) or detailed (specific and in-depth) is a crucial starting point of any therapy process. This helps the therapist and everyone working with the person as well as the person them self, recognise the barriers in their life impacting their ability to achieve personal goals. Therapeutically, it provides a baseline to provide a starting point in this journey which also allows progress monitoring.

Our person-centred and family centred approach means that the assessment process forms a combination of the following depending on the child’s needs –

  • Clinical Observations by a registered Occupational therapy expert
  • Parent/caregiver interview
  • School/other staff interview
  • Standardised and non-standardised assessment tools
  • Observation of the home and school environments

Assessment tools we use –

  • Bruininks-Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency, Second Edition (BOT-2)
  • BOT-2 is a comprehensive assessment tool, looking at gross and fine motor skills. It also explores individual’s strength and agility skills. A complete test which gives a detailed information of specific areas such balance, coordination, and dexterity which form a building block for all functional skills in life.
  • Developmental Test of Visual Perception, Third Edition (DTVP-3)
  • This is a comprehensive test which assesses visual perceptual and visual motor skills which are critical to development appropriate handwriting and reading skills.
  • Beery-Buktenica Developmental Test of Visual-Motor Integration, Sixth Edition (Beery VMI)
  • This is a comprehensive test which assesses visual perceptual and visual motor skills which are critical to development appropriate handwriting and reading skills.
  • Adaptive Behaviour Assessment System ® (ABAS-3) - Third Edition
  • ABAS – 3 assess adaptive skills across the life span. It is a detailed assessment tool which has been used in conjunction with other assessments and is particularly useful in assessing autistic person, developmental delays, sensory issues etc.
  • Sensory Profile 2™
    • Sensory Profile, 2nd edition is a questionnaire-based assessment tool to explore children sensory processing patterns in everyday life. A questionnaire based on the specific environment (home and school) is filled by the respective adult.
  • Sensory Processing Measure - Preschool (SPM-P) & Sensory Processing Measure (SPM)
  • SPM – P and SPM are questionnaire-based assessment tools to explore children’s sensory processing patterns in everyday life. A questionnaire based on the specific environment (home and school) is filled by the respective adult.
  • The Assessment of Functional Living Skills (AFLS; Partington and Mueller, 2012).

There are a series guide and protocol to assess functional, practical, and essential skills of everyday life including Basic Living Skills (e.g., self-help, self-care, self-management, hygiene, routines, core communication skills etc.), Home Skills (e.g., clothing and laundry, leisure, cooking, housekeeping etc.), Community Participation Skills (e.g., basic mobility, shopping, money, phone, time etc.), and School Skills (e.g., classroom routines and expectations, social skills, academics etc.).

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