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Cross Care Occupational Therapy Smithfield
WINNER - Best Occupational Therapy & Speech Therapy Provider - Sydney 2021 - WINNER - Most Oustanding Healthcare Improvement Service Click Here for award details
Looking for an Occupational Therapist near you?
- We provide Home Visits
- We provide Home Programs also
We have a dedicated team of mobile therapists ready to come to you wherever you are! How good is that?!
- Children's Occupational Therapy available
- Adult Occupational Therapy available
Occupational therapy also known as OT, is a client-centred health profession concerned with promoting health and well being through occupation. The primary goal of occupational therapy is to enable people to participate in the activities of everyday life. Occupational therapists achieve this outcome by working with people and communities to enhance their ability to engage in the occupations they want to, need to, or are expected to do, or by modifying the occupation or the environment to better support their occupational engagement
Occupational therapists work with individuals of any
age to promote and enable effective participation
in the occupations of everyday life. Occupational
therapists work with people who experience
difficulties in these areas for any reason, and are
present in both physical disability and mental health
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Did you know Cross Care has Formalised Assessments for Occupational Therapy? These include:
Adaptive Behaviour Assessment System – 3rd Edition (ABAS-3)
This assessment provides a complete picture of adaptive skills across the life span.
Adaptive behaviour refers to the age-appropriate behaviours that all people, with or without disabilities, need to live independently and to function well in daily life.
It is particularly useful for evaluating those with developmental delays, autism spectrum disorder, intellectual disability, learning disabilities, neuropsychological disorders, and sensory or physical impairments.
Sensory Profile 2 (SP-2)
The Sensory Profile 2 (child and adolescent/adult) provides an evaluation of an individual’s sensory processing patterns in the context of everyday life.
This assessment is questionnaire-based and can help clinicians determine how sensory processing patterns may be contributing to or interfering with the individual’s participation in activities.
The child forms are completed by caregivers and teachers, whilst the adolescent/adult forms are completed by the individual themselves.
Paediatric Evaluation of Disability – Computer Adaptive Test (PEDI-CAT)
The PEDI-CAT measures abilities in three functional domains: Daily Activities, Mobility and Social/Cognitive. The PEDI-CAT’s Responsibility domain measures the extent to which the caregiver or child takes responsibility for managing complex, multi-step life tasks.
The PEDI-CAT can be used with all clinical diagnoses and is designed for use with children and youth (birth through 20 years of age) with a variety of physical and/or behavioural conditions.
The PEDI-CAT can be administered by professional judgment of clinicians or educators who are familiar with the child or by parent report.
Allen Cognitive Level Screen – 5th Edition (ACLS)
The Allen Cognitive Level Screen (ACLS) is an evidence-based, standardized screening assessment of functional cognition developed within the framework of the cognitive disabilities model.
The cognitive disabilities model emphasises on the integration of the cognitive functional ability of an individual and the level of activities that an individual is able and willing to perform.
The ACLS provides a quick estimate of an individual’s learning and problem-solving abilities during performance of three visual motor tasks of increasing complexity.
Movement Assessment Battery for Children – 2nd Edition (Movement – ABC 2)
The Movement ABC-2 contains 8 tasks for each age range in three areas: Manual Dexterity, Ball Skills and Static and Dynamic Balance. Total standard scores and percentiles are provided. A profile of a child’s performance over the different sections of the test can be examined.
The assessment is paralleled by an observational approach with item-specific observations designed to help the examiner focus on the perceptual-motor aspects and overall evaluation to pinpoint emotional and motivational difficulties the child may have in relation to motor tasks.
The Bayley is recognised internationally as one of the most comprehensive tools to assess children from as young as one-month-old.
With Bayley-III, it is possible to obtain detailed information even from non-verbal children as to their functioning.
Children are assessed in the five key developmental domains of:
Bayley identifies infant and toddler strengths and competencies, as well as their weakness. It also provides a valid and reliable measure of a child's abilities. It's useful in programme evaluation, ongoing monitoring of progress and outcome measurement.