AIM Therapy offers Occupational Therapy, Speech Pathology, Psychology and Physiotherapy assessment at each of our main premises (Wembley, Joondalup and Gosnells). We offer Occupational Therapy assessment at our secondary premises (Forrestdale, Rockingham, Mandurah). The AIM Therapy assessment involves 1 to 2 one hour sessions per discipline. The assessment can take place at one of our premises, at a child’s school or home. Whilst it is not necessary, it is preferred that it takes place at one of our premises with parents/caregivers present.
1. Caregiver and Educator Questionnaires
The child’s parent or caregiver will need to fill in an on-line questionnaire. The child’s teacher will also need to fill in an on-line questionnaire.
2. Identifying Goals for Therapy
We pride ourselves on our assessment process being unique to your child. Our assessment process starts off with identifying goal areas for therapy. We take time to read through both caregiver and teacher questionnaires to select the most appropriate standardised and non-standardised assessments. Possible areas of assessment and therapy and more information on each can be found by hovering over each discipline on the top menu.
We ensure we regularly review all our assessment tools to make sure we are always using the most up to date gold standard assessments possible for children. Our Senior therapists review and update our assessments each month in line with new research. The assessment process aims to uncover the most important factors that would benefit from therapy in order to achieve children’s goals as efficiently as possible.
4. Refining Goals
Following the assessment, the recommended therapy goals will be emailed to the child’s caregiver. We ensure goals are specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and have time frames to ensure the fastest time to achieving goals.
5. Written Feedback
It is highly recommended that children receive a report that includes a summary of each assessment carried out, analysis of assessment and recommendations to improve the referred areas. If appropriate, therapy sessions focusing on the achievement of specific goals outlined in the report will then commence.
Too many children exit therapy services without achieving their goals. AIM Therapy aims to change that, we are committed to helping children achieve their goals! If you have any queries about your child’s therapy sessions we want to hear so we can help them get back on the road to achieving their goals.
Your child’s therapy sessions will target the goals created as part of the assessment process. AIM Therapy strongly supports goal based therapy. The sessions may be 30, 45 or 60 minutes. They may be temporary (6 or 10 sessions) or ongoing (weekly or fortnightly). A home program/ activity ideas is also usually recommended by your Therapist to be carried out in conjunction with therapy sessions in order to maximise success of therapy.
You are welcome, and encouraged, to attend the sessions with your child but it is not compulsory. If you would like to drop your child off at the commencement of the session please be sure to return 5 minutes before the end of the session in order to hear feedback regarding the session and ideas for home. Parents of adolescents are welcome to attend the first couple of sessions if it is preferred but then it is recommended that the session is held with just the adolescent and therapist. Possible areas of therapy and more information on each can be found by hovering over each discipline on the top menu.