Assessments

Skills for Kids provides assessments and reports for two purposes:

  • First step in the intervention process for children commencing therapy at Skills for Kids. The assessment identifies a child’s strengths and difficulties, exploring the reasons for a child’s difficulties. This ‘detective’ process provides a strong foundation for targeted intervention.
  • One-off assessments are typically administered for reasons such as transition from preschool to school, funding for programming and resources, special provisions for examinations, prescription of specialised equipment, and audits for physical access / environmental modifications.

All assessments gather information from parents and teachers in order to identify the extent to which a child’s performance meets the expectation of their context.

Parents can choose from different cost options depending on

  • amount of time allocated to the assessment
  • whether a written or verbal report is required.

 

Types of specific assessments

Skills for Kids offers the following types of assessments:

  • Special provisions for examinations
  • Assistive technology (computer)
  • Prescription of specialised equipment
  • Funding for equipment and programming
  • Access for environmental modifications in homes and schools with children who have physical disabilities

Skills for Kids offers the following types of assessments for parents who are interested in their children commencing therapy:

  • Developmental assessment
  • School readiness
  • Fine motor skills
  • Handwriting and writing skills
  • Gross motor skills
  • Play skills
  • Social skills
  • Self care skills
  • Receptive and expressive language
  • Speech (articulation)
  • Language, learning and literacy
  • Pragmatic (social) language
  • Feeding and swallowing
  • Stuttering
  • Sensory processing
  • Executive functioning for participation in everyday activities
  • Transition to preschool, primary or high school and further education or employment
  • Special provisions for examinations
  • Assistive technology (computer)
  • Prescription of specialised equipment
  • Funding for equipment and programming
  • Access for environmental modifications in homes and schools with children who have physical disabilities