Home and Community Visits
Children spend most of their day at school or in the community. One of the best ways to realize how your child is doing in both areas is by allowing us to set up home and community visits.
We work closely with local school staff, family doctors, and other mental health practices in the community. We offer culturally respectful and culturally informed services. Our OT team and early childhood clinicians will visit your child's daycare or school to create an integrated treatment plan for your child's team. These visits consist mainly of occupational therapy assessments.
What is an occupational therapy assessment?
An occupational therapy assessment is an evaluation of how your child is doing developmentally overall, at whatever stage they're going through currently. These help our OT identify any underlying barriers slowing down your child's ability to live life well. The assessment is summarized and used as a baseline for the intervention process.
The assessments usually focus on the following:
Sensory processing skills
Fine motor skills
What is a community visit?
Our community visits primarily take place at your child's school so we can observe your child in their natural environment, and discover how and where they could use a little extra help. These visits are embedded in an occupational therapy assessment. We'll see how your child engages, participates, and copes during their school day.
Our OT will observe your child as they respond to sensory information, while taking notice of any psychological, social, and environmental factors affecting the way your child functions. Any issues with fine motor skills and sensory processing will also be taken note of.
What are home visits?
Our occupational therapist assesses your child’s home environment to identify any potential safety issues and make any recommendations for assistive devices, assistance, or environmental modifications.
Some of our early childhood clinicians may also recommend a home visit to help implement new parenting strategies.
We realize this is only scratching the surface of the potential that a community visit has to offer your child. If you're still interested in learning more, the best way to do so is to contact our staff or our OT directly.