Occupational Therapy Individual Assessment
The MUCCY service is designed to assist children presenting with mild to moderate developmental delay to assess a range of skills required for school through the development of fine motor skills, gross motor skills and pre-writing skills.
You child will be offered an individual appointment at Monash University, Frankston for a developmental assessment, summary report and feedback session.
The Occupational Therapist will assess your child’s school readiness skills with assistance of the Miller Function and Participation Scale (M-FUN). This is a developmental assessment tool that is used to identify children (aged 2:6-7:11 years) who may have a developmental delay in functional motor abilities that are needed in order to participate in the early school years. It looks at the areas of visual motor, fine motor and gross motor skills.
The assessment takes approximately one hour to complete and it consists of the following tasks:
- Workbook tasks including mazes, scanning for hidden objects, drawing a person, letter tracing and copying.
- Folding and cutting paper
- Games with coins
- Manipulating clay
- Balancing on one foot
- Balancing a ball on a spoon whilst walking
- Kicking a ball
Each task is scored according to the different motor skills that the child is able to demonstrate. At the end of the assessment a final score for each area (visual motor, fine motor and gross motor) is calculated in order to determine if there is a delay in motor abilities.
A parent and teacher observation checklist is also completed in order to gather a more detailed overview of the child’s capabilities. It is hoped that the assessment can be used by parents and teachers to assist with decisions around commencement at school and some strategies that may need to be put in place to assist with optimal outcomes for all involved.
The Occupational Therapist will make specific recommendations for some activities to assist your child to develop both their confidence and skill level. Many of these activities can be incorporated in your daily or weekly routine, by looking at opportunities. Routines based activities will be discussed with parents to assist the family to develop.
Level 3, MPARC Building,
Monash University, Peninsula Campus.
Please print your receipt and bring to the session as proof of payment
|Contact Name||MUCCY clinic|
|Contact Phone||03 9904 4023|