Assessments

Special Needs Assessments

LEAD
Kids
 offers the following assessments:

 

  • Multidisciplinary Comprehensive:
    The multidisciplinary comprehensive assessment is a full clinical assessment of motor, speech, language, communication, behavioural,  sensory and developmental function. The assessment is carried out by an Occupational Therapist, Speech-Language Therapist and an Early Intervention Specialist. This assessment package includes a 2-hour assessment, a comprehensive report which includes recommendations for therapies, home and school; and a 1 hour parent meeting to discuss the findings and the recommendations.
  • Speech and Language:
    The Speech-Language Therapy assessment is a 90 minute assessment, where both standardised assessments and clinical observations are used to assess in detail speech development, articulation and phonological awareness, receptive and expressive language development, auditory processing skills, pre-literacy and literacy skills, oral-motor development, pragmatic skills development and non-verbal communication skills. The assessment package also includes a full report with recommendations for home and school and a one hour parent feedback meeting to discuss the assessment report and the recommendations going forward.

  • Occupational Therapy:
    The Occupational Therapy assessment is a 90 minute assessment, where both standardised assessments and clinical observations are used to assess in detail sensory processing skills, fine and gross motor skills, and visual perceptual skills. The assessment package also includes a full report with recommendations for home and school and a one hour parent feedback meeting to discuss the assessment report and the recommendations going forward.

  • Fussy Eaters:
    This is an assessment for children who have a very limited range of food that they will eat and are hesitant to try new/unfamiliar food. This assessment is 90 minutes and looks at all areas involved in eating, including sensory processing, oral motor skills and the relationship with food. This assessment packages also includes a report with recommendations for therapy, home and school.

  • Autism Intervention:
    The autism intervention assessment is a full clinical assessment of motor, speech/language, communication, behavioral,  sensory and developmental function, specific to children with autism spectrum disorder or early signs of ASD. The assessment is carried out by an Occupational therapist, Speech – language Therapist and an early intervention specialist/ABA therapist. This assessment package includes the 2 hours assessment, a comprehensive report which includes recommendations around therapies, schooling and any other forms of early intervention; and a 1 hour parent meeting to discuss the findings and recommendations.