Occupational Therapy Assessment

Occupational Therapy Assessment

To get a clear picture of a child’s functional needs, we carry out Comprehensive and Bespoke Assessments.

These assessments will normally last between 2-4 hours and includes discussions with parents, professionals e.g. school staff, therapists and social care and carers as part of the holistic process.

We used standardised and non-standardised assessments and clinical observations to establish a baseline of a child’s or young person’s functional performance.

Family Assessments

Normally instigated by parents due to a specific area of concern. Usually a 2.5 hour assessment at school and clinic.

Initial Needs Assessments (INA)

Linked to litigation. This is usually between 2-4 hours and will review a child or young person at home , school and other community settings.

Expert Tribunal Assessments

Working with Solicitors and Local Educational Authority to ensure your child has the necessary support mechanisms to succeed in school.

Other assessments may include but are not limited to;

  • Housing and Adaptation
  • Wheelchair Access Vehicle
  • Risk Management
  • Equipment

Why do we assess children and young people?

Assessments are vital for us to get a complete picture of a child’s needs. We recommend that these take place in the child’s home, school and clinic to give us clear and accurate evidence of their functional performance in everyday living. It also helps us provide clinical reasoning as to why the child is performing like they are.

Families, schools and other agencies play an important role in the assessment process. Our priority is to understand the child’s or young person’s difficulties to enable us to develop realistic interventions and make recommendations to ensure the child achieves their maximum potential within the areas highlighted from the assessments.

What happens after assessment?

From the assessment, we are able to devise interventions tailored specifically to the individual – this may incorporate treatment therapy, programmes, advice and strategies. Where necessary, we will also provide formal training to both families and professionals who will be supporting the child or young person on a daily basis.

We believe in a joined up, child-centred approach so we encourage nurseries, schools, health and social services to work together to enable the child or young person to develop and flourish to their best potential.

Find out how we can help by calling 01664 567917 or contact us.

COVID-19 Update

During these uncertain times, we are keen to keep you up-to-date with our service provision, which as you can appreciate is changing daily.

For reassurance CTS have set up a ‘Best Practice’ policy to ensure all our Occupational Therapists and Office Staff are working to the highest standard at all times; where ever we are based in the UK.

We are currently NOT seeing families at our designated CTS Clinics conforming to the recent request 23rd March 2020 @ 2030hrs from our government and NHS.

CTS are wanting to reassure you that we are highly committed to you and your child’s OT needs are cared for. We appreciate a lot of our families and service users are vulnerable and many have EHCP’s in place. As a service this requires us to ensure we continue to safeguard and meet the welfare needs of our service users effectively.

We are now providing alternative therapy to continue to support children, families and in some cases parents. We are using your appointment times and making contact via phone calls, conference calls, emails, Zoom and or Skype to support Telehealth Interventions.

Letters are being sent out to all our service users to reassure our commitment.

Please be reassured that all staff are taking every precaution to support our country in preventing the spread of this virus.

Please continue to check this site and our Facebook page for the latest updates. Alternatively call us on: 01664 567917.

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