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 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. £220.

Home Assessment

This assessment will identify any underlying sensory and/or motor skills difficulties that are impacting upon your child’s activities of daily living (toileting, eating, dressing and sleeping) and behaviour. This approximately two hour appointment is carried out at home. 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. £450.

School Assessment

This ninety minute 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 sensory and/or motor skills difficulties 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 report will be shared with parents and school staff. £350.

Home & School Assessment

This comprehensive assessment will give you a full understanding of how any motor and/or sensory processing difficulties are affecting your child’s ability to function at home and school. A two hour assessment will be carried out at home followed by and a ninety minute school visit. Home and school appointments are carried out on different days so that the child is not overwhelmed. £700.

Review Assessment

Review assessments are carried out three or six months after Occupational Therapy treatment started. The one hour appointment can be carried out at home or school. Your child’s progress with Occupational Therapy targets will be measured and new goals/strategies will be set. A written report will be provided after the appointment. £220.

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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