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Assessment is important to enable us to understand your concerns, your child’s current skills and the factors contributing to difficulties. Depending on what your concerns are this takes 1-2 sessions. Assessment sessions involve a parent interview to understand your key concerns, collaborative goal setting to direct our assessment and therapy and assessment activities with your child.
Assessment Feedback and Reports
At Kids Play we believe it is important for you to understand the results of our assessment sessions to enable you to better understand your child’s strengths, difficulties and factors affecting them within the context of development.
This involves a session with parents, key individuals in your child’s life and the occupational therapist to discuss assessment results, provide a framework for therapy, review goals, provide key strategies to support your child and develop a treatment plan.
We recommend this include a written summary report or detailed reports to be able to share the information with your childcare, school and /or other professionals.
Therapy is aimed at developing your child’s skills and addressing the key factors affecting their development. Therapy sessions can be at the clinic, in the home, in the childcare or school. The frequency varies depending on the goals to be addressed and can be weekly, fortnightly, monthly, or bimonthly. The approach and techniques used will be targeted at your child’s needs and based upon current best evidence.
School or childcare visits
School or childcare visits can also be arranged to enhance your child’s participation and achievement. Visits involve observing your child’s participation within the routine, linking with key staff to understand their key concerns and providing information, strategies and support to the teachers and childcare staff. We can also provide regular therapy within the school or childcare if it is suitable to meet the child’s therapy needs and the school and childcare are supportive.
Recommendations for equipment, modifications of your home/childcare/school
We provide advice for equipment that would help your child at home, childcare, school or in the community. We can make recommendations on environmental changes or modifications to your home as appropriate and complete funding applications as needed.
We provide Telehealth services. This may involve the child participating in activities through a computer or tablet with the therapist and parent. The therapist may ask for particular activities to be available for use within the home prior to the session. Telehealth can also involve time with just parents to enable parent coaching, progress reviews, problem solving issues and providing strategies.
Telehealth sessions are fantastic as they can be so flexible and are a great alternative when affected by sickness or unable to get out of the house.
Telehealth sessions will be tailored to each family’s needs and goals.
Telehealth Feeding Therapy
We provide Telehealth Feeding therapy, this is an effective way to achieve results within the home environment where children feel most comfortable.
Collaboration with key professionals
Collaboration with key professionals working with your family to ensure the team around your family have a better understanding and enable a more coordinated approach. This would occur with your request and consent via joint sessions, phone, email, letters and/or reports. The Kids Play clinic is co-located and works closely with Speech Net Speech Pathologists and All for Kids Psychology.
We have experienced Therapy aides in the team. A therapy aide can provide extra practice and intensity to support children to achieve their goals in an affordable way. Therapy aide sessions can be in the clinic, home, school or childcare depending on the needs and goals. Your therapist will work closely with your therapy aide to ensure it is targeted and effective.
We can provide Workshops and In Services on Sensory Processing, Getting Picky Eaters to Eat, Developing Toileting Independence, Developing Handwriting, What is Occupational Therapy and other topics as requested.
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