Project Description

Assessment Packages – 

Occupational Therapy assessment is essential to understand the unique sensory and/or motor skills difficulties your child is experiencing and how these impact upon their performance in family life or at school.

Screening Assessment

This one-hour home visit screening appointment (carried out at the clinic or at home) may help you to decide whether or not your child requires Occupational Therapy. The outcome of the screening assessment will be discussed during the appointment and a brief written summary will be provided after. £250.

Clinic or Home Assessment

This approximately two-hour assessment will identify any underlying motor skills difficulties and/or sensory processing differences that are impacting upon your child’s participation in family life or at school. Assessment is individually tailored your child. Standardised and non-standardised assessments will be used in addition to observation and parental interview. Verbal feedback will be given during the appointment. A full report will be provided afterwards.

£500 for pre-school aged children (0-3 years).

£600 for school aged children (aged 4 years+).

School Assessment

This approximately two-hour school visit will consist of a classroom observation, a one-to-one assessment of your child and a discussion with a member of staff that works closely with your child. The impact of any motor skills difficulties and/or sensory processing differences upon your child’s participation at school will be identified. Specifically, skills such as attention, handwriting, scissor skills, changing clothes for PE and eating at lunchtime will be assessed. Feedback will be provided to you by telephone following the appointment and a full report will be provided afterwards. £600.

Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) Assessment

This assessment will identify any underlying motor skills difficulties and/or sensory processing differences that are impacting upon your child’s participation at school and home. This approximately two-hour appointment is carried out at the clinic. Assessment is individually tailored to your child. Standardised and non-standardised assessments will be used in addition to observation and parental interview. Verbal feedback will be given during the appointment. A full report will be provided and this will be written in the format required for an Education Health and Care Plan. £750.

A school-based observation is highly recommended following the assessment and is charged at an additional £85.

Clinic, Home and School Based Reviews

Clinic, Home and School Based Reviews are available for children that have previously been assessed. They can be carried out on a half termly or termly basis. During the one-hour review, your child’s progress with Occupational Therapy recommendations will be measured. A short report with updated recommendations will be provided following the appointment. £250.

Travel for Home and School Visits

Home and School visits over 10 miles away from the clinic incur additional travel fees to reflect the therapist’s expenses and time away from the clinic.

Less than 10 miles: No Charge.

More than 10 miles: £85 per hour (or part thereof).

Inside the M25: £85 per hour (or part thereof).

Calculated using Waze average travel time based on time of day. We are based in multiple locations and the point of origin for calculation may vary depending on the day. This will be confirmed in any quotation.

TESTIMONIALS

It was a privilege to work with Anna in her capacity as Senior Occupational Therapist. As Lead Specialist teacher for Autism in Essex I worked with her closely over a number of years. Many qualities spring to mind when I think of Anna: she is innovative, practical, calm and empathetic. Her knowledge and skill in working with children with autism was outstanding. She successfully tailored programmes for individual children and her training sessions were always informative and interesting. I would not hesitate to recommend Anna for providing therapy sessions, delivering training or supervision.

JILL HORNE Senior Learning Co-ordinator (Specialist Teacher Team), Essex County Council
I have known Anna Hamlet since 2008, when she began working with my son as his Occupational Therapist, following his diagnosis of Autism.

I soon became heavily involved, during the founding stages, of the specialist Autism and Asperger’s (STAARS) Team, as one of two ‘Autism Parent Representatives’ in Thurrock and a greater area of Essex. I support parents and children and deliver the Good Beginnings Course, when NHS resources allow me to ‘borrow’ a professional staff member for a morning, weekly for 10 weeks.

In all the time I have known Anna Hamlet – as a parent and working with her within the STAARS Team, I have found her to be enthusiastic and approachable. She is absolutely a key team member and is always up to date with recent research and findings, incorporating that into her vast area of knowledge. She can reach out to parents on their individual level and explain their child’s difficulties; moving them onto actually providing that much needed help themselves. She encourages and gives realistic hope (which we need as parents, to empower us!). She is also great to work with. During our Good Beginnings Sessions, we assign one week (one morning) to various members of Health and Education. Anna’s OT sessions are always extremely well attended and enormously welcomed; our parents look forward to meeting with her, and returning with questions later too.

ANITA GRIFFITHS, Autism Parent Representative, Essex
Anna has supervised me since May 2010. She is a dedicated and experienced individual who is always passionate about supporting me in reaching the highest potential through her supervision.
ANNA HUMENSKY, Clinical Occupational Therapist, The Priory Group

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