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Assessments

Play To Live Occupational Therapy is able to complete a variety of assessments based on your child's needs. To book an assessment, complete the form on the "Contact" page or give us a call and request an assessment only service.

Occupational Therapy Assessment

This is an informal assessment that including both observation and parent/carer discussion. This is a great assessment if you are unsure if your child requires ongoing services and what supports are right for them.

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Sensory Profile Assessment

The Sensory Profile Assessment is a standardized assessment used to determine a child's sensory processing preferences. This assessment includes a parent questionnaire, observations, and written report with individualised recommendations.

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Functional Capacity Assessments

Functional Capacity Assessments (FCA) are sometimes requested by the NDIS to access funding or during a review process. These assessments are extensive and involve observations, parent discussion and standardised assessments (Vineland-3 or ABAS-3). A comprehensive written report is provided. These assessment can take 6-12 hours to complete depending on complexity.

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Fine Motor Assessments

Play To Live Occupational Therapy currently offers the Beery-VMI to formally assess fine motor skills. This assessment includes a formal assessment of visual motor integration skills along with a written report.

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Handwriting Assessment

The Detailed Assessment of Speed of Handwriting (DASH) is a handwriting assessment used for children aged 9-17 to identify current abilities related to handwriting. This includes the ability to form legible letters and sentences. At times, this assessment is requested by schools to use as evidence for accommodations in the classroom or exams. At times, this assessment and subsequent report is requested to assist other professionals when exploring a possible Dysgraphia diagnosis. An occupational therapist cannot diagnose Dysgraphia and this assessment will form part of a comprehensive approach by your child's health care team.

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Movement and Co-ordination (DCD)

The Movement Assessment Battery for Children (Movement ABC-3) is an assessment tool often used to provide a holistic view into motor performance. This assessment is often used in conjunction with other assessments/professional input to assist with diagnosis of Developmental Co-ordination Disorder (DCD), also known as Dyspraxia. An occupational therapist can not diagnose your child using this assessment, as it forms part of a comprehensive approach by your child's psychologist or paediatrician.

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