The first stage of the process is the assessment. A full assessment typically takes 2-3 hours but can be broken down into shorter sessions if necessary. It can take place in the child's home or their education setting.
Once the report is complete a feedback session will be completed with the parent(s)/guardian(s) to discuss the findings of the report. Common paediatric difficulties an OT assessment can address might include:
Following the individual assessment, Áine will deliver an assessment report which includes recommendations and guidance on where to begin, and how to support the child across all environments. Once the report is complete a feedback session will be completed with the parent(s)/guardian(s) to discuss the findings of the report.
With the assessment complete Áine will devise an individualised treatment plan to address your specific priorities. Áine will use the most suitable approach to address your child's needs. The emphasis during intervention is to coach parent(s), education staff or significant others who are the key people in your child's life.
Áine will suggest how to make changes to the person's environment to enable participation in activities, develop specific activities to build skills, or devise strategies to support participation in everyday activities with greater ease and confidence.
This intervention will help: