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Here you will find information on the different assessments that Everyday OT provide. All of the assessments are carried out by Kevin, a fully qualified Senior Paediatric Occupational Therapist and are assisted by Áine our Occupational Therapy Assistant.
We provide a wide range of both standardised and non-standardised Paediatric Occupational Therapy assessments to children (between the ages of 0-18) and their families across Dublin, Meath and surrounding areas. We can travel further afield for an additional cost.
All assessments are carried out at the client's home and assessment appointments are available at the weekends and some late evenings situation dependent. Any school based observations or teacher interviews are carried out during school hours. All parental interviews are carried out in the evenings after 8pm.
The Assessment Process
We will start the process by gathering information from you and your child's education provider as necessary. Parental and school questionnaires may also be carried out. There may also be a parental interview with either Kevin or Áine.
An assessment can take from 1-2.5 hours depending on the assessment type. Kevin always brings the fun which helps the child feel more at ease. There will be a mixture of floor and table top activities. We are happy to provide social stories in advance of the session if your child needs them.
Scoring, Analysing and
Interpreting the information
Our reports are very comprehensive, detailed and personalised. Kevin takes extensive time to analyse the information and write up the report which will outline the child's strengths and areas of need along with recommendations and programmes that can be shared with school.
Issuing of report and
parental feedback interview
As we are a part-time service Kevin aims to have your report issued within 8 weeks. We ask that you take time to review the report. Following this we will arrange a 30 minute feedback session to discuss the findings and answer any of your questions.
Issuing of programmes and recommendations
Following the feedback session, Kevin will make any changes that are necessary and will then issue the relevant programmes and recommendations.
1:1 support sessions
Should the findings of your report recommend it and it is something you would like to proceed with, we can arrange a 1:1 support session with Kevin or Áine to guide you through implementing the recommendations from your report.
Assessments we provide
This 50-60 minute play based non-standardised assessment will look at your child's fine motor, gross motor, visual perceptual and sensory skills. A parental interview will be carried out prior to the assessment and a summary report will be provided.
A child may need this assessment if you have a developmental or functional concern (e.g teacher has concern with their fine motor skills, PHN has concern with certain skills, parental concerns such as feeding, dressing, self care, toilet learning etc) for your child that is not in line with a diagnosis.
Full Motor Assessment
This is a full 60-90 minute assessment of your child's motor skills using a standardised assessment of motor skill development. A parental interview will be carried out prior to the assessment and teacher interviews will be carried out as necessary. A full report with recommendations will be provided.
A child may need this assessment if a professional (teacher, GP, PHN) has given you a recommendation (an official referral is not necessary) due to delayed skill acquisition (balance, fine or gross motor skills etc) or if there are traits associated with a diagnosis of DCD (Developmental Co-ordination Disorder)
Sensory Processing Assessment
This is a full standardised assessment of your child's sensory profile. There will be an exploration of your child's sensory profile within both the home and school environment. A parental interview will be carried out prior to the assessment and teacher interviews will be carried out as necessary. A full report with recommendations will be provided. You will also work through a live workshop with Kevin, our Senior Occupational Therapist on becoming a sensory detective and understanding your child’s sensory needs.
A child may need this assessment if they have challenges in processing, interpreting or responding to sensory information in their environment.
Handwriting & Assistive Technology Assessment
This is a full standardised assessment of your child's handwriting performance and visual motor integration skills. A parental interview will be carried out prior to the assessment and teacher interviews will be carried out as necessary. A full report with recommendations will be provided. Guided support in the use of assistive technology in supporting access to the school curriculum will be provided as well as specific recommendations on the types of assistive technology available.
A child may need this assessment if concerns are highlighted from your child's school or your child’s performances during handwriting activities are not reflecting the amount of work committed. Alternatively you may be looking at exploring different assistive technology methods to support your child’s everyday performances, access to the curriculum and most importantly, support and maintain their self efficacy and esteem.
School Observational Assessment
School observations can assist in finding solutions to challenges in the classroom. The assessment will take up to 90 minutes and entails a classroom and yard observation as well as a teacher meeting, parental interviews will be carried out prior to the assessment. A full report with recommendations will be provided. Additional fees for travel costs will apply.
A child may need this assessment if there are functional concerns about their performance in school e.g. Has difficulty concentrating in the classroom, appears restless and fidgety, has difficulty starting or completing tasks, has difficulty managing routines, seems to require movement to focus etc
This 60 minute assessment will review your child's current profile e.g. motor skills, sensory profile, self care skills, leisure skills etc. A parental interview will be carried out prior to the assessment and both a summary report and programme will be provided.
A child may need this assessment if they have had a fulll battery of assessments completed within the last 12-18 months or to develop a deeper understanding of your child's functional profile as well as develop a rapport with your child.