Individual Occupational Therapy and Evaluations
Individual Occupational Therapy: One size doesn't fit all, so if your child needs extra help for making progress in fine motor, motor coordination, self help, handwriting, organization, visual perceptual, or other OT related area, we offer several 45 minute visits with just your child and an occupational therapist. This is ideal for children who benefit more from being the only child in the group, has several areas of need (e.g. cutting, handwriting, strengthening, self help), or simply needs to make some fast progress!
An occupational therapy evaluation is usually necessary for kids enrolling in individual occupational therapy so that the therapist can determine exactly what the need areas are and the underlying cause of the skill deficit.
Evaluations can often be completed within a 45 minute block with the child and can include clinical observations, parent interview, screenings, and sometimes standardized tests (additional time needed). If you have an OT evaluation that has been completed within the last year, we may be able to use it in place of a new evaluation.
As part of the evaluation process, parents are given a narrative with standardized scores (if used), observations, and screening results, as well as proposed goals and objectives.
Please contact Learning Charms directly to schedule an evaluation.
Occupational Therapy Evaluation
Full evaluations include a functional evaluation (above) plus 2-3 standardized tests. This full, or comprehensive evaluation may be needed if your child has more than one area of need, if more detailed information (percentiles, age equivalents, etc) would be beneficial. Examples of standardized tests that Learning Charms can perform are: The Beery-Buktenica Developmental Test of Visual Motor Integration , The Beery-Buktenica subtest of Motor Coodination, The Beery-Buktenica subtest of Visual Perception, Sensory Profile, and Wide Range Assessment of Visual Motor Abilities. A 45-60 minute session is usually required to complete a full evaluation. Full evaluations are written as a narrative including standardized scores, recommendations, and treatment frequency/duration (if applicable). An optional parent interpretive meeting is scheduled to review the evaluation with the parent as well as to set up goals and objectives.