Initial Assessment

Initial Assessment

Ability Focus Occupational Therapy take a family centred and functional approach to therapy. This means that we want to work with you and not just ‘tell you’ what is going to happen. We understand that there are often competing priorities and other commitments so it is important to us that families feel comfortable to talk openly with us.

Feedback from our families has helped us develop a 2 part initial assessment for your family and child. We have structured out initial appointments so that we firstly meet with yourself without your child.  A follow up appointment makes up the second part of the process to meet your child and start working with them. This method has suited our new families as it allows us to discuss your concerns openly so that we can obtain all the information we need and not have to worry about talking about sensitive information in front of your child. It helps you and us get the most out of your appointments and allows us to better plan for what to assess and look at more closely when your child attends their first appointment with us.

After the assessment, we will discuss our findings and together we develop goals for intervention.

Initial Assessment

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