The Occupational Therapy Process

Evaluation

The occupational therapist first evaluates using a variety of methods such as standardized developmental tests, clinical observations, parent interviews and questionnaires to gather the most information we can in order to make and informed decision on the needs of your child and the course of treatment. We use a collaborative effort with the family to create the child’s treatment plan and goals, as well as home exercise program recommendations.

Progress Report

Every three months, your therapist together with a lead therapist (clinical supervisor) will evaluate your child’s progress by assessing his/her performance on the proposed goals. In this ways, parents and therapist can have an idea on how therapy is positively affecting functional outcomes in your child. Is a way to measure gains and track progress but also guide the therapeutic process towards success.

Treatment

The most important aspect of our treatment is the premise of child directed intervention. This means that the child leads the way. Intervention focuses on addressing the individual needs of the child based upon concerns of the family and evaluation findings. It is our role as therapists to provide a variety of challenges within a safe and child friendly environment. This allows the children to use their bodies in new, efficient and safe ways that will carry over into all aspects of their daily routines.

Yearly Re-Evaluation

Every year after the initial evaluation we will re-evaluate the child to asses their progress and continued need for services.

Discharge

When the child has achieved the proposed goals and when he / she are actively and successfully participating in their occupations, a discharge plan will be proposed. Usually a gradual decrease of services until full discharge is necessary to monitor continued progress.

MB & BB
Words cannot even begin to describe how very grateful and pleased we were with Dr. Pilar Saa and her professional staff of Occupational Therapists. We had an appointment for an initial evaluation with Dr. Saa scheduled a few weeks in the future for when she returned from being out of the country, but we called her office as our 3 year-old son was in some immediate distress and she squeezed us in before she left. We have never forgotten that!! Our son was able to start his OT immediately with the most wonderful, warm, kind, compassionate therapist that we all grew to love. He actually looked forward to his appointments at the play-gym. We are happy to report that our son is thriving and doing wonderfully. We cannot thank Dr. Saa and her staff enough for being such a special part of our "village". They held our hands through every step of the way, educated us and guided us as we navigated this scary thing called "Sensory Processing Disorder". We highly recommend Dr. Pilar Saa and her staff at InterPlay!!!!