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1:1 Assessment

Speech Language Pathologist

Depending on your concerns and observations by the Speech Language Pathologist, your child may complete one or more, formal or informal assessment. This includes but is not limited to;

  • Articulation/Phonological Assessment (sounds your child uses)

  • Receptive Language (understanding of words/communication)

  • Expressive Language (use of words/communication)

  • Social Communication / Social Skills (use of language in social contexts)

 Occupational Therapist

Depending on your concerns and observations by the Occupational Therapist, your child may complete one or more, formal or informal assessments. This includes but is not limited to;

  • Fine Motor Skills

  • Gross Motor Skills

  • Sensory Processing / Self Regulation

  • Self Care Skills e.g. dressing, feeding, sleeping, toileting, hygiene

Behaviour Psychologist

This assessment is administered by the Behaviour Psychologist and could include a formal assessment, informal assessment, or a combination of the two. The Behaviour Psychologist will then work with you on a Therapy Plan. Skills assessed include but are not limited to;

  • Disruptive behaviour (e.g. tantrums, screaming/yelling, verbal abuse, running away, non-compliance)

  • Aggressive behaviour (e.g. pushing, hitting, punching, kicking, biting)

  • Social withdrawal (e.g. avoiding social interaction with peers or adults)

  • Stereotypic behaviour (e.g. repetitive or invariant vocalisations and/or movement)

  • Self-injurious behaviours (e.g. head-banging, biting, scratching)

  • Cognitive skills

  • Sleep difficulties

  • Food selectivity

Dietitian

Administered by a Registered Dietitian, assessment and services could include discussing your concerns about your child’s;

  • Picky eating and/or limited intake

  • Gastrointestinal difficulties

  • The impact of diet on your child’s behaviour

 
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Team Assessment

Behaviour Psychologist, Speech Language Pathologist, and Occupational Therapist

This comprehensive team assessment includes a parent discussion with the clinical team, as well as informal assessment and observation of your child to look at the skills described above. At the end of this assessment, the clinical team will develop a detailed Therapy Plan with goals and strategies to move forward with your child. Getting this team assessment does not mean you are committed to continuing therapy with all clinicians. It does however; mean your child has had three clinicians looking at your child with ‘different lenses’ on for a more comprehensive understanding of their strengths and areas to develop.

 
 
There needs to be a lot more emphasis on what a child CAN do, instead of what he cannot do.
— Temple Grandin