Depending on the child’s developmental level, an evaluation might include: sensorimotor/gross motor skills, including balance, coordination, motor planning and sensory processing abilities; muscle tone and influence in arm function; fine motor skills; visual skills; play skills; vocational and prevocational skills; and activities-of-daily-living skills such as clothes manipulation and cooking skills.
Services may focus on enhancing the child's ability to perform at their highest level in the school environment. Services may include:
Improving, developing or restoring functions impaired or lost through illness, injury, or deprivation.
Improving ability to perform tasks for independent functioning when functions are impaired or lost.
Preventing, through early intervention, initial or further impairment or loss of function.
Provide instruction or adaptation with necessary equipment that enables a child to function within the school environment and its demands.
Evaluation, prescribed by a licensed physician, might include an assessment of range of motion, muscle tone, strength, stability, locomotion and/or mobility, balance, reflexes, sensation, coordination, endurance, and developmental and/or functional skills. Services may include:
Recommending adaptive equipment to assist with ambulation, wheelchair mobility and positioning.
Providing exercise programs as appropriate with the ultimate goal of becoming more functional within the school environment.
Providing instruction or adaptation concerning mobility and function within the school environment.