Assessments

An assessment includes collating background information from you as parents, and an observation and clinical assessment of the child in school or at home depending on your circumstances. Dependent on the child’s needs we then complete a range of standardised assessments on Sensory needs, handwriting, movement and coordination, visual and motor perception, auditory processing and/or anxiety as required. With all of this information we then collate the assessment report which takes up to 4 weeks and send to you with recommendations. If required, we can put recommended OT related EHCP outcomes into the report and can provide reports for tribunal if required.   

Our reports can be used for:

  • EHCP Applications
  • Medicolegal Cases
  • Tribunals
  • To inform diagnosis
  • To inform schools and parents
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Full Occupational Therapy Assessment and Recommendations

– this is our most popular assessment and is most commonly recommended. 

A full OT assessment allows us to look holistically at your child or young person across the education and or home environments and complete the required standardised assessments. We use Sensory profile 2 or Sensory Processing Measure, Movement ABC, Dash speed of handwriting, Beery VMI amongst clinical observations and non-standardised assessment and questionnaires.  

Standardised assessments most commonly used:
• Sensory Profile 2™
• Movement ABC
• Beery VMI
• Dash Handwriting
• SCARED Anxiety Screening
• DCD Checklist

Screening assessments

A sensory screening uses the Sensory profile 2, adolescent Sensory profile or SPM alongside a classroom observation or an hours appointment to inform you about your child or young persons sensory profile and needs. 

Tribunal Assessment report

A Tribunal report includes everything in the Full assessment with a report written to tribunal standard. Attendance at tribunal is charged in addition. 

Dyslexia Screening Assessment 

Screening tests are designed to give an indication of possible dyslexic difficulties. They are not a diagnosis. Our screening test gives an indication as to whether the child/person is likely to have dyslexic difficulties. test indicates a moderate or high probability of dyslexic difficulties. This will be indicated by a mild, moderate or high probability of dyslexic difficulties. 

We offer a detailed profile of strengths and weaknesses, which help inform an appropriate teaching strategy. Even if the indication is mild it can highlight a small area where support can be given. The report includes these suggested strategies. 

Specialist Teacher Assessment 

We use the KTEA-3 which can be administered by Qualified Professionals, including Educational Psychologists and Teachers.  

From ages 4 years to 25 years, the KTEA-3 offers two overall estimates of academic skills: an Academic Skills Battery (ASB) composite. The ASB battery which yields core composites in Reading, Maths, and Written Language for evaluating academic strengths and weaknesses. These are shown in Raw scores, Standard Scores and Age equivalents. The gained observations by the assessor also provide an insight to issues which are barriers to learning. The assessment report included suggested areas for Intervention and a target approach in line with the present Assess, Plan, Do, Review expected for all pupils. 

The KTEA-3 is ideal as a stand-alone screener of basic academic skills. But includes the use of subtests which help the assessor to evaluate and give recommendations. 
This is a comprehensive assessment of academic skills to: 
· Address additional areas of academic achievement, such as fluency in reading, writing, and maths. 
· Yield additional composite scores, such as in Oral Language. 
· Identify specific skill strengths and weaknesses through error analysis. 
· Conduct analyses for the identification of a specific learning disability 
Estimated time to undertake assessment with pupil is 2 hours. This can vary depending on pupil and the amount of subtests completed. 

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