ASSESSMENTS

All assessments will consider the child’s role as a learner and how foundation skills impact on  their  ability  to  access  learning  opportunities.

Therapists can adopt a bottom-up, a top-down or a mixed directional approach to clients’ assessment, it is important to be cognisant of both assessment approaches and the implications associated with each. Occupational therapists should decide which assessment direction is the most appropriate so as to ensure the provision of high quality, and client-centred service.

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This means that the individual’s ability to carry out daily life tasks (occupational performance) is primarily considered. In children and young people, this includes their ability to actively engage in learning, personal care, play, and social activities, in order that they can function optimally at home, school and in the community as appropriate.

When  the cause  of  his  or  her  occupational dysfunctions not evident and needs to be clarified the individual’s performance components or skills may be assessed. Children  often  present  with  complex  and/or  overlapping  difficulties,  and  so  the  underlying  performance components (motor, sensory, perception and volition) are also assessed, to identify how these foundation skills interfere with occupational performance.

 

We’ll carry out assessments in the comfort of your own home, at your school or at one of our clinics. One of our experienced occupational therapists will use a combination of checklists and observations to gain a better insight into individual difficulties affecting life at school and home.

 
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Early Intervention Assessment
0-5 Years of Age - £300

Early refers to the critical period of a child’s development between birth and 5 years of age. Intervention refers to the treatment program designed to improve or maintain the child’s development and facilitate their independent functioning, according to their developmental age.

The goal of early intervention is to prevent the physical, cognitive, social, emotional delay because of biological risk factor (low birth weight, trauma, fetal alcohol syndrome) or environmental risk factor (parental neglect, homelessness) in the young children.

The Assessment will include the following:

  • I hour assessment either at home, or within the clinic environment

  • Including Fine and Gross Motor Skills, Drawing and Handwriting, Sensory and Perceptual Skills and Activities of Daily Living.

  • Written Report including recommendations

  • Home/school observation to support assessment available at an additional cost.

Screening Assessment - £95

This screening assessment will provide you with:

  • I hour assessment either at home, or within the clinic environment

  • Including Fine and Gross Motor Skills, Drawing and Handwriting, Sensory and Perceptual Skills and Activities of Daily Living.

  • No Written Report will be provided only verbal feedback. 

  • If you later decide to go ahead with an assessment the cost of the screening assessment will be deducted from the cost.

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General Assessment From 5 years of age - £400

This will include the following:

  • Up to 2.5 hour assessment either at home, school or within the clinic environment.

  • Including Fine and Gross Motor Skills, Drawing and Handwriting, Sensory and Perceptual Skills and Activities of Daily Living including relevant standardised assessments excluding the Sensory Integration and Praxis Test.

  • Written Report including recommendations

  • Home/school observation to support assessment available at an additional cost.

  • Zoom meeting with Home and School to discuss outcome.

 

Sensory Integration and Praxis Test from 4 years 11 months of age - £450

This will include the following:

  • Up to 2.5 hour assessment either at home, school or within the clinic environment.

  • Including Fine and Gross Motor Skills, Drawing and Handwriting, Sensory and Perceptual Skills and Activities of Daily Living including relevant standardised assessments including the Sensory Integration and Praxis Test.

  • Written Report including recommendations

  • Home/school observation to support assessment available at an additional cost.

  • Zoom meeting with Home and School to discuss outcome.

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Sensory Attachment Specialist Report - £450

This assessment includes:

 

  • Up to 2.5 hour assessment either at home, school or within the clinic environment.

  • Including Fine and Gross Motor Skills, Drawing and Handwriting, Sensory and Perceptual Skills and Activities of Daily Living including relevant standardised assessments including the Sensory Integration and Praxis Test.

  • Attachment Specialist assessments.

  • Written Report including recommendations

  • Home/school observation to support assessment available at an additional cost.

  • Zoom meeting with Home and School to discuss outcome.

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Education and Health Care Plan Assessment - £475

This will include the following:

  • Up to 3 hour assessment either at home, school or within the clinic environment.

  • Including Fine and Gross Motor Skills, Drawing and Handwriting, Sensory and Perceptual Skills and Activities of Daily Living including relevant standardised assessments excluding the Sensory Integration and Praxis Test.

  • Written Report including recommendations

  • School observation to support assessment included (Travel / Mileage Costs may be incurred dependent on educational placement.

  • Zoom meeting with Home and School to discuss outcome.

 
 
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Tribunal Assessment Package - £525

This will include the following:

  • Up to 3 hour assessment either at home, school or within the clinic environment.

  • Including Fine and Gross Motor Skills, Drawing and Handwriting, Sensory and Perceptual Skills and Activities of Daily Living including relevant standardised assessments including the Sensory Integration and Praxis Test.

  • Written Report including recommendations which are quantified and qualified.

  • School observation to support assessment included (Travel / Mileage Costs may be incurred dependent on educational placement.

  • Analysis and interpretation of previous reports included within the report.

  • Liaison with Advocates and other professionals involved in the assessment and tribunal pathway.

  • Zoom meeting with Home and School to discuss outcome.

Please contact us for Charities and Local Education Authorities / Social Services rates. We also support Adoption Support Funding and this information can be provided as requested.