At TLC, we provide the highest quality evaluations. The evaluation is an integral part of the therapeutic process, as it provides the key to identifying each child’s unique needs and skills related to participation in “typical” childhood experiences such as school, peer and family relationships, sports, and play. We offer a range of evaluations depending on the individual needs of each child and they are comprised of both standardized and non-standardized assessments. The non-standardized assessments include clinical observations as well as questionnaires for the parents/caregivers and teachers. Evaluation results and recommendations are documented in comprehensive reports and discussed with the family.
Occupational Therapy evaluations address the following areas:
Fine Motor Skills: hand dominance, dexterity, pencil grasp, self-care tasks such as feeding, dressing, manipulating fasteners and tying shoes.
Gross Motor Skills: muscle strength, postural control, balance, coordination, jumping and climbing.
Motor Planning/Praxis: conceiving, planning, sequencing and executing actions for new/unfamiliar motor tasks.
Sensory Processing: the process in the nervous system that takes in sensory information from our environment and produces an adaptive response.
Visual-Motor Skills/Handwriting: cutting, coloring, tracing and copying, handwriting and keyboarding.
For more information about our Occupational Therapy program, please contact us.