Synaptic Pediatric Therapies

Evaluation and Treatment

The Evaluation Process

Occupational Profile Gathering information regarding medical history and areas of concern from caregivers as well as information regarding the child’s roles, habits, and routines. Identify the child’s interests and meaningful occupations including play and family and community involvement, including participation in school and recreation. Identify environmental and socioeconomic factors influencing the child’s participation and performance.

Assessment and Interpretation
Formal assessment utilizing standardized and non-standardized assessments as well as clinical reasoning, knowledge, and skills to determine client factors and performance skills including but not limited to physical functioning, strength, coordination, mental functions, emotions, cognition, perception, and sensory functions.
Intervention
Develop and implement a treatment plan, including establishing goals in collaboration with caregivers, to address identified areas of need, improve permanence of skills, and promote participation in daily occupations through therapeutic use of occupations and activities and tasks as well as education and training provided by a skilled occupational therapist. During this stage, the child’s progress and response to intervention is monitored closely and the plan, goals, intervention are modified as needed.
References:
American Occupational Therapy Association. (2014).

Occupational therapy practice framework: Domain and process. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 68(Suppl. 1), S1–S48. http://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2014.682006