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Family & Health Professional Referrals

Referrals for occupational therapy services can be made by parents or other health professionals involved in a child’s care.


Initial Assessment

You and your child will attend an initial assessment.  This usually takes 1 to 1 1/2 hours or can take place over two sessions.  The first part of the session will involve talking to you about your child’s needs and gaining information about your child’s birth and developmental history.  Any reports from other providers will assist this process.  There will also be an informal observation of your child at play during this session.  The second part of the session session will be a play based session or formal assessment with your child to enable us to gain an idea of where your child is functioning and what areas they may need assistance with.



An assessment summary report will be sent to you and other providers involved in your child’s care on request.  This initial summary report will also include the goals that we have determined together.  This will be charged as 1 hour of our hourly rate.