Early identification of motor delays is important for early intervention. Our Paediatric Occupational Therapist at Brilliant Minds Psychology offer motor skills assessments from 3 years to 16 years of age. Motor delays can indicate underlying developmental issues or neurological conditions. By assessing your child's motor skills early on, professionals can identify any significant deviations from typical development and determine whether further evaluation and or intervention is needed. Early detection of motor delays allows for timely intervention. Research shows that early intervention can greatly improve outcomes for children with developmental delays. By addressing motor difficulties early, therapists and specialists can provide appropriateinterventions and therapies to support your child's motor development and minimize the impact on their overall development. Some children with ongoing motor difficulties may be diagnosed with Developmental Co-ordination Disorder at age 5. Motor assessments provide insights into the typical developmental milestones and progression of motor skills. By comparing your child's abilities to age-appropriate norms, professionals can determine whether your child's motor skills are developing within the expected range or if there are any significant deviations that require attention.
A comprehensive motor assessment helps professionals understand your child's specific strengths and weaknesses in motor development. This information is crucial for developing individualised intervention plans tailored to your child's unique needs. Therapists can target specific areas of concern and provide strategies and activities to promote motor skill development. Early motor assessments often involve collaboration among different professionals, such as paediatricians, physical therapists, and developmental specialists. This interdisciplinary approach allows for a comprehensive evaluation of your child's motor skills, ensuring a more accurate assessment and better-informed decisions regarding further evaluations or interventions.
An early motor assessment is essential for identifying and addressing any potential motor delays or difficulties in your child's development. It enables timely intervention, promotes optimal motor skill development, and supports your child's overall growth and well-being. If you have concerns about your child's motor development, it is advisable to consult with healthcare professionals or specialists experienced in child development and early intervention.
What Is Involved?
Session 1: Initial intake parent/caregiver session to gather information relating toyour child’s motor skills (1 hour)Session 2: 1.5-hour in-clinic session with your child to administer a standardisedassessment tailored to your child’s needs (1.5 hours)Session 3: Feedback session (1 hour)Report writing and treatment plan – 2.5 hours of clinician time
This Assessment is based on a total of 7.5 to 10.5 hours