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.

Testimonials

Ericka C.
We have been a part of the InterPlay family since our three children, who all have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder began receiving therapy over 3 years ago. They embraced our children right from the start and took on the challenge of meeting their varying occupational needs. Using patience, persistence and creativity, the staff helped each of our children develop (and continue to develop) the skills they desperately needed to be successful in school and in life. The staff has been wonderful not only to our children but to us, the parents as well. They have worked with us and provided flexibility with insurance issues, scheduling, and personal needs. They truly care about the progress of our children. We feel so fortunate to have found a center that provides both excellent therapy and genuine care in the service they provide to our family.