If you are unsure whether your child needs a full Occupational Therapy assessment, you also have the option of an Occupational Therapy Screening. This is a one hour screening where your child is assessed using standardised assessments where appropriate and with verbal feedback also provided within this time. If your Occupational therapist has definite concerns, you will be advised to complete the assessment in full or referred on to the relevant supports or services.
Furthermore, the option of a consultation with an experienced Occupational Therapist is also available where you as a parent can discuss your concerns about your child/teenager and relevant advice can be provided. This can be particularly useful when there is specific concern around sensory issues that are impacting on everyday functioning.