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Occupational Therapy Assessment

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When the daily life of a child or adult is impacted by deficits or challenges in areas such as sensory processing, motor coordination, strength, social/emotional regulation, and/or cognition, a referral for an Occupational Therapy assessment is made. The Occupational Therapy (OT) Assessment is an essential component to creating a customized, goal-directed plan of care for each patient. It provides the team with important data regarding a patient’s strengths, skill level, and barriers to function. It also provides important observations and input from the patient and the patient’s support system.

By creating a comprehensive, patient-centered profile of our patient, the OT Assessment becomes the catalyst for a plan focused on improving successful participation in activities of life that are most important and meaningful to our patient.

An Occupational Therapy Assessment may include standardized assessments, and/or clinical observations as well as an interview with the patient or patient’s support system. The following areas may be assessed:

Muscle Tone, Strength, Range of Motion, Core Strength/Stability, Posture, Fine and Gross Motor Coordination, Visual-Motor Skills, Social/Emotional Regulation, Sensory Processing, Reflex Integration, Bilateral Motor Coordination, Motor Planning, Cognition/Perception, and Impact of Functional Vision Deficits.