What happens at an assessment
Assessments are informal. We will observe your child playing or learning to determine their ability to function in the educational setting. We look specifically at:
- gross and fine motor skills
- personal care
- self-help skills
Where the assessment take place
The initial assessment will usually take place in the educational setting, at pre-school, school or college. Occasionally we may make a home visit.
After the assessment
When appropriate we write a record of our visit for any observations we make. If an EHCP is being requested and your child meets our criteria for involvement then we will write a report. These reports are shared with parents or carers and the educational setting.
After the initial assessment we will determine ways in which we can support your child. If there is a need we may make a referral to the Assistive Technology team. The frequency of our visits and any future assessments will depend on the needs of your child. Most children are seen once or twice a term.