Occupational therapy evaluations provide an in-depth look at a variety of areas in order to determine a person’s unique strengths and challenges. Evaluation tools are specifically chosen by your therapist to gain a thorough understanding of areas of parental, physician, teacher, and/or individual concern. These often include standardized assessments, informal assessments, questionnaires, interviews, and observation. Some of our most-commonly used standardized assessments include short, engaging tasks that assess a number of fine motor, gross motor, and visual-motor skills. Here at Therapeutic Links, our occupational therapists have extensive continuing education training in evaluating and addressing primary movement patterns using MNRI methods. An assessment of these patterns is typically included in the evaluation process as well. When appropriate, our therapists may observe individuals engaging in un-structured play in our large sensory gym. This allows our therapists to observe social interaction, sensory processing, and coordination skills as they occur naturally. Your occupational therapist will work with you to create meaningful, specific occupational therapy goals based off of the results of your evaluation. You will receive a detailed evaluation report providing information on your assessment results and areas of strength and need. Please refer to the screening checklist and give us a call if you feel that an evaluation is right for you or your child.