The AIM Occupational Therapy assessment takes 1 to 2 one hour sessions. The assessment can take place at one our centres, your child’s school or your home. Whilst it is not necessary, it is preferred that it takes place at one of our premises with parents/caregivers present.
The child’s parent or caregiver will need to fill in an on-line questionnaire.
Your child’s teacher will also need to fill in an on-line questionnaire
Following the assessment it is highly recommended that your child receives a report that includes a summary of each assessment carried out, analysis of assessments and recommendations to improve the referred areas. If appropriate, occupational therapy sessions focusing on the achievement of specific goals outlined in the report will then commence.
Possible areas of assessment and therapy and more information on each are below.
Your child’s therapy sessions will target the goals created as part of the assessment process. AIM OT strongly support goal based Occupational Therapy. The sessions may be 30, 45 or 60 minutes. They may be temporary (6 or 10 sessions) or ongoing (weekly or fortnightly).
A home program/ activity ideas is also usually recommended by your Occupational Therapist to be carried out in conjunction with therapy sessions in order to maximise success of therapy.
You are welcome, and encouraged, to attend the sessions with your child but it is not compulsory. If you would like to drop your child off at the commencement of the session please be sure to return 5 minutes before the end of the session in order to hear feedback regarding the session and ideas for home. Parents of adolescents are welcome to attend the first couple of sessions if it is preferred but then it is recommended that the session is held with just the adolescent and therapist. Below are the areas the individual sessions may focus on.