Kid-Eze Therapy Services

News Archives - February 2016

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February

CLIENT-FOCUSED and SKILLS SPECIFIC

2016 by Christine Siddle - 0 comments

What does this actually mean? Well, it means that we work closely with the student, the parent / carer and the student’s teacher to identify and work on goals that are relevant for them. Research tells us that the more relevant the goal is for the client, and the closer it is to the actual skill being worked on (task specific), the greater chance the student has in achieving that goal. So, if you are concerned about your child’s attention skills as an example, that is what we will look at and work on and is what our ‘brainstorming’ assessments have been designed for. In essence, we change the assessment and treatment to match the child’s strongest areas of need which results in faster progress and higher success rates. Just ask us about our brainstorming assessments as an initial starting point.

02
February

WHAT IS A BRAINSTORMING ASSESSMENT?

2016 by Christine Siddle - 0 comments

A brainstorming assessment is ideal for your child / student if you are uncertain as to whether Occupational Therapy Intervention is required or not, or if you don’t require use of standardised assessments as would be required for a funding assessment. If intervention is required, we can then discuss appropriate intervention strategies and just how much therapy would ideally be required. At Kid-Eze Therapy Services we generally provide shorter term intensive therapy blocks with an emphasis on your child / student acquiring the skills they need to participate at home, school and in the wider community with greater success and confidence. A brainstorming assessment only takes about an hour, and both verbal and written feedback is provided as part of the service. The report is generally completed within 1-2 weeks, so it is also very quick. We cover many different types of skills such as social skills, spelling, reading, handwriting (putting pen to paper and coming up with ideas), playground skills, and tabletop skills such as cutting, drawing and colouring. Please contact us for further information.