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Assessment

Our assessment focuses on the child's areas of strength as well as areas that are challenging.  We are trained to evaluate your child's:

  • Gross and fine motor skills
  • Bilateral coordination
  • Visual perceptual skills
  • Upper extremity functioning
  • Hand development
  • Visual motor integration
  • Handwriting skills
  • Motor planning abilities
  • Sensory processing skills 

Some assessments may warrant use of standardized testing tools such as The Sensory Profile, Beery VMI and Bruinick-Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency.

 

Results of the assessment are typically discussed at the end of the assessment and the parents are given initial impressions.  However, the family will receive a comprehensive typed evaluation within 2-3 weeks following the assessment.

 

Treatment

If treatment is warranted, we will see the child for a 1:1 treatment experience.  The frequency of treatment varies from weekly, to bi-weekly, to monthly depending on your child's needs.  Treatment sessions are typically 50 minutes in duration. Parents are always welcome into the treatment session with their child, however, some parents find that their child attends and focuses better without them in the room.  Our therapists are always available for consultation with the parents after the treatment session to offer feedback and home program activity suggestions.

 

Treatment at Moving Kids Forward Therapy involves a combination of models including sensory integration, floor time and cognitive-behavioral.  We use visual aides such as picture schedules, timed timers and checklists as needed to help the children with transitions.

 

Moving Kids Forward Therapy utilizes the Therapeutic Listening Program throughout most treatment sessions.  Therapeutic Listening is a sensory based auditory processing program, developed by Occupational Therapists.  This program integrates sound technology with sensory integrative therapy, emphasizing vestibular activities.  Parents have reported increased focus and attention, reduction in sensory defensive behaviors, improved fine motor, bilateral coordination and motor planning skills, improvement in sleep cycles, less mood variances and many other positive changes.