HAND SKILLS ASSESSMENT
For children who struggle with manipulation of tools for example scissors, threading, often have weak hand muscles which impact on their function in particular their pencil grip.
Non-standardised assessment of hand skills
Delayed hand skill development will impact on many aspects of function especially handwriting and use of utensils.
Pre-writing assessment -
For children who struggle to formulate letters, and display poor posture and pencil grip we can offer the most suitable assessment for a child from our range:
- Visual Motor Integration Test
For young children the VMI enables us to identify their exact developmental level with copying skills.
The VMI is vital pre writing measure to enable us to target basic skills to promote letter formation at a later date.
For young children who struggle to master the basic strokes of letter formation
- Shore developmental pre writing assessment
Establish the child’s developmental writing level of the child, to target the areas of need for successful handwriting skills.
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Our therapists at Tree Tops are passionate about working with educational staff to grow their knowledge and skills. School staff will be trained and supported when learning to work with children affected by sensory and motor difficulties to integrate the programmes designed for them.
Many children with learning difficulties will have sensory processing difficulties, causing them to struggle with every day experiences like movement and sound. We will assess and design individual programmes and work with teachers on how to implement these into children's routines.
Tree Tops believe all young children benefit from our therapeutic activities and interventions. Whilst we can provide programmes for developmentally delayed children, an integrated approach into the nursery environment ensures no children are overlooked.
Children's Occupational Therapy North East
Tree Tops Occupational Therapy Ltd are an established service with an outstanding reputation for children's occupational therapy and sensory integration expertise.
Based in County Durham and Stockton, we work in partnership with families, schools and health professionals across the North East to make a difference to children’s lives by improving their ability to achieve as well as their general happiness and wellbeing.
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Please get in touch with us if you have any queries about our services, we are always here to help.
46 Durham Road