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Do I need to be present for assessment and/or treatment sessions?

08/09/2015

Again, we will discuss this with you. You are very welcome to attend and we would prefer this. Some parents, however, find their child behaves differently when they are present and therefore choose not to sit in on the assessment. However, for treatment we do believe parental involvement is key to a child, helping to...
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How long is a treatment session?

08/09/2015

Therapy sessions will differ for each child and can range from advice to programmes where we see your child every month or specific treatment which is usually in 10 week blocks. It depends on your child’s needs.
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How long does an assessment take?

08/09/2015

We will ask you to complete and return a pre-assessment questionnaire to help us fully understand your concerns and your child’s difficulties. Following this, our face-to-face assessment session lasts approximately 1.5-2 hours. We may also ask your permission to send a questionnaire to your child’s teacher or to observe your child at school to fully...
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What’s involved in an assessment?

08/09/2015

Your child’s skills will be reviewed in specific areas: sensory processing skills – how your child understands and behaviourally responds to the outside world through their senses: touch, taste, hearing, seeing, feeling, balancing, knowing where they are co-ordination skills – posture, upper movements, using their arms and legs together through functional activity self-care skills –...
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What costs are involved?

08/09/2015

Our costs depend on the specific support that is required. For families we equally divide assessment and treatment package payments over a number of months For the education sector, we provide assessments and weekly, monthly and termly interventions usually on an annual or biannual agreed contract For Case Managers and Solicitors, we provide Initial Needs...
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Do I need a referral letter from my family doctor or consultant?

08/09/2015

No, you don’t need a referral letter to see one of our Specialist Occupational Therapists. While many GPs and Case Managers choose us to help support children in their care, you can approach us directly, and we will be happy to arrange an appointment. If you’re in any doubt, call us for a chat.
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What is Occupational Therapy and how can it help my child?

08/09/2015

Occupational Therapy is a way of helping children and young people reach their potential and achieve as much independence as possible in everyday activities at home, in school and in the community. As specialist Occupational Therapists, we will assess your child, put a programme in place and set goals which are regularly reviewed. Up to...
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What if I need to cancel an appointment?

08/09/2015

We understand that sometimes circumstances change, and we are sympathetic to this. For cancellations up to two working days before your appointment, there is no charge. For cancellations one day before your appointment, 50% of the fee will be charged. Cancellation or failure to attend on the day of appointment will result in the full...
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