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Assessment for children

18 April 2023

At our child therapy NDIS clinic, we believe in providing the highest quality care to our participants. One of the key components of our services is completing an assessment. In this blog post, we'll explain what you can expect from an assessment with our team, including who children see for assessment, why assessment is completed, how assessment is completed, and what the next steps might be after assessment.

Who Children See for Assessment

At our child therapy NDIS business, children will typically see a registered therapist for their assessment. Our team of experienced therapists includes speech pathologists, occupational therapists, and psychologists. We match each child with the therapist who has the most expertise in their area of need.

Why Assessment is Completed

Assessment is a crucial component of our therapy services. It helps us to identify a child's strengths and challenges and develop individualized therapy plans that address their unique needs. Assessment also provides a baseline for measuring progress over time and helps us to evaluate the effectiveness of our therapy interventions.

There are many reasons why a child may be referred for assessment. Some common reasons include:

  • Speech and language delays or disorders
  • Sensory processing difficulties
  • Developmental delays
  • Behavioral challenges
  • Emotional regulation difficulties
  • Learning disabilities

How Assessment is Completed

Assessment is completed through a variety of methods, depending on the child's individual needs and goals. Our therapists use evidence-based assessment tools and techniques to gather information about a child's strengths, challenges, and overall development.

Some common assessment methods include:

  • Standardized assessments: These are formal tests that provide standardized scores that can be compared to the general population. For example, a speech pathologist may use a standardized language assessment to evaluate a child's vocabulary, grammar, and comprehension skills.
  • Clinical observations: Our therapists observe a child in a variety of settings to gather information about their communication, social, emotional, and behavioral skills.
  • Parent and teacher input: We value input from parents and teachers, who provide valuable information about a child's strengths, challenges, and behaviors in different settings.

What the Next Steps Might Be After Assessment

After assessment, our therapists will review the results with parents or caregivers and provide recommendations for therapy services. Depending on the child's needs, we may recommend individual therapy, group therapy, or a combination of both.

Our therapists work closely with parents and caregivers to develop therapy plans that are tailored to each child's unique needs and goals. We provide ongoing support and feedback throughout the therapy process to ensure that children are making progress towards their goals.

In conclusion, assessment is a critical component of our child therapy NDIS services. It helps us to identify a child's unique needs and develop individualized therapy plans that support their overall development. If you have concerns about your child's communication, social, emotional, or behavioral skills, contact our team today to schedule an assessment.

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