Assessments by the Physical Disability team

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:

  • mobility 
  • gross and fine motor skills
  • personal care
  • self-help skills

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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.

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After the assessment

We make a record of our visit for any observations we make. If an EHCP is being requested we will write a report. This is shared with parents or carers and the educational setting.

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Next steps

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.