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Clinic Appointment

children's OT - clinic appointment
Children who have been identified as requiring an assessment with an Occupational Therapist will usually be seen in a clinic. A clinic assessment involves:
  • listening to the child and family to understand the child’s strengths and areas of difficulty 
  • gathering information from the child and family about the reason for referral and discuss how the child manages in their daily occupations
  • observing the child carrying out a range of activities. These may include handwriting, playing games, and self-care skills such as using a knife and fork or fastening buttons
At the end of the assessment, the Occupational Therapist will discuss a plan with you. You may be given ideas to practice or the therapist may want to see you again for further assessment