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Occupational Therapy Evaluation

Intervention begins with a thorough assessment of your child’s current abilities and skill levels, areas of weakness and concern. This is accomplished through an initial telephone screening, a comprehensive 3 hour evaluation, including standardized testing, clinical observations and reports by parents and other professionals working with your child.

We evaluate a child’s:
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..Coordination and balance: e.g. riding a bicycle, jumping rope, playing sports
..In-hand manipulation: e.g. coordinated use of toys, eating utensils, pencils, scissors
..Postural control and muscle tone: e.g. sitting stationary and erect in a chair,
......strength and endurance for sports
..Attention, arousal and organization, emotional regulation
..Tactile (touch) sense: discrimination and sensitivity
..Vestibular sense: tolerance of movement, balance, posture
..Proprioceptive (body position) sense: e.g. stepping off a curb, dancing,
......pressure used on a pencil, “personal pace”
..Sensory defensiveness: aversion to normal touch, sounds, tastes, smells, light
..Praxis (motor planning - The ability to figure out how to move one’s body
......effectively and easily in novel situations): e.g. climbing on playground equipment,
......learning a new sport, learning to pump, learning to tie shoes, learning to write
..Bilateral integration: e.g. cutting with scissors, skipping, catching a ball
..Self care needs: e.g. dressing, manipulating fasteners, using utensils
..Visual motor integration: e.g. writing, catching a ball
..Social skills and self concept


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