An Occupational therapy evaluation is essential to better understand the clinical factors affecting a child’s functional performance and to provide a baseline determination for how a child is currently doing. Based on the evaluation, specific recommendations can be given on how to address any underlying issues with home program strategies, and in-clinic direct OT intervention. The evaluation can include standardized and informal testing, clinical observation, review of records, parent interview, and a teacher interview or school visits if necessary.
We understand that some child will not be able to sit for a formal evaluation and have strategies to make sure we still get the initial important information. If needed, a determination about the optimal frequency and duration for ongoing therapy is made. Typically a child is initially seen once to twice weekly, with re-evaluations done on a quarterly basis, if not sooner.