Early Start Australia provides assessments and reports:
- As a first step in the intervention process for children commencing therapy at our clinics. The assessment identifies a child’s strengths and areas of concern, exploring the reasons for a child’s difficulties. This ‘detective’ process provides a strong foundation for targeted intervention; and
- When needed 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 modification;
- To provide supporting documentation where a child may be undergoing diagnose for a specific disorder; and
- To determine baseline measures before therapy commences and to obtain progress data when a therapy block concludes.
As well as direct assessment of the child, the assessment process includes us getting information from parents and teachers, in order to help us understand the child more.