What is an occupational therapy evaluation?
An occupational therapy evaluation is conducted by a licensed occupational therapist who will assess a child’s gross motor, fine motor, visual perceptual, visual motor, handwriting, and sensory processing skills. In order to conduct this evaluation, multiple sources will be used to assess the child such as the use of standardized assessment tools, parent interview, and clinical observations.
Why is an occupational evaluation beneficial?
At Addie’s AutismFITT Club, an occupational therapist will evaluate your child’s strengths and needs in regards to daily performance of functional tasks such as eating, writing, and dressing. Recommendations are provided for the home, for the child’s school, and any other social arena your child often participates in.
What areas are addressed in occupational therapy treatment?
Occupational therapy treatment involves many areas of performance. All therapy goals and treatment plans are personally developed and created based on an individual child’s needs.
How does occupational therapy help a child?
Occupational therapy uses a variety of activities and exercises to encourage and enhance skill development. The goal of occupational therapy is to use meaningful activities to strengthen the functional skills needed for daily living. In the case where skill and strength cannot be improved or developed, occupational therapists can offer creative solutions for carrying out daily activities.
If you believe occupational therapy can benefit your child, please give us a call at (619) 578-2232.