Kirkland Pediatric Therapy
Occupational Therapy Assessment:
An occupational therapy assessment is critical to understanding your child's strengths and challenges; and needs to be completed prior to starting treatment. The evaluation includes standardized assessment; clinical observation; parent interview; and a teacher interview and school visit if necessary. Our goal during the evaluation process is to establish a baseline of skills, provide recommendations for ongoing therapy (if needed); provide strategies and activities for home and school; and provide parent education.
Following your child's evaluation, treatment will begin to address the areas identified in the evaluation. Although treatment
often looks like play, the therapist frequently adapts activities that are chosen by the child to provide the "just right challenge"
for success. When a child is intrinsically motivated by an activity, they learn faster and are more likely to generalize the skills
acquired during therapy sessions. Our goal is to build foundational skills so that the child can learn in his or her natural
environment and build upon his or her foundation. Both play and novelty are important for brain development.
We provide consultation at home and at school as needed to educate parents and teachers; provide home and school activity programs; and provide strategies to help your child succeed in a variety of settings.
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