Paediatric Occupational Therapists complete comprehensive and tailored assessments and reports, using a range of standardised and non-standardised assessment methods.

Paediatric OT assessments can investigate the following areas:

  • Fine Motor Skills (e.g. hand dominance, handwriting, scissoring)
  • Gross Motor Skills (e.g. running, jumping, ball skills)
  • Motor Planning & Organisational Skills (e.g. learning new skills, managing belongings, following instructions)
  • Sensory Processing (i.e. visual, auditory, tactile, proprioceptive, vestibular, gustatory, olfactory)
  • Visual Perception
  • Visual Motor Integration (i.e. hand-eye coordination)
  • Play & Social Skills (e.g. making friends, turn taking, sharing)
  • Attention
  • Emotional Regulation (e.g. separation difficulties, frustration, anxiety)
  • Self-Care / ADLs (e.g. feeding, dressing, grooming, toileting, showering)

Standardised Assessments that we commonly use include:

  • Clinical Observations of Motor and Postural Skills (2nd Edition)
  • The Beery-Buktenica Developmental Test of Visual-Motor Integration
  • The Motor-Free Visual Perception Test 4
  • Sensory Profile 2
  • The McMaster Handwriting Assessment Protocol