Getting to know you and screening.
Evaluation, education, and plan of care.
Treatment, Coaching, and Intervention Strategies.
Re-evaluation and updated plan of care.
How do I know if my child needs Occupational Therapy?
Depending on your child’s needs, there are a variety of screening tools and evaluations that can be used to assess your child’s development. An initial evaluation and sometimes follow up evaluations can determine how occupational therapy would benefit your child, what skills and abilities should be worked on, and if your child would benefit from a consultation from other child development professionals such as physical therapists, speech therapists, or feeding specialists.
Children with medical conditions involving neurological diagnoses, orthopedic upper extremity conditions, or musculoskeletal disorders are usually good candidates for progress with occupational therapy intervention. These conditions require a doctor’s referral for an evaluation and treatment in New York.
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How to prepare for an evaluation?
To best prepare for a screening and an evaluation, write down all your concerns both current and those you have had in the past for any area of functional performance and development. Many skills are inter-related across professions so more details are welcome. Think of the child’s medical and developmental history. What environmental factors impact your child. What do other adults say or observe related to your child. Home videos and specific examples are welcome. All medical conditions must be accompanied by a doctor’s referral for an occupational therapy evaluation and should include any contraindications to therapy if any are present.
Parents will have the opportunity to verbalize their concerns, child’s history, and a brief meeting with the child. The consultation fee is applied towards the cost of the evaluation.
$80/30 min session