Evaluation Services Fredericksburg & Woodbridge, VA

Evaluation Services

Sensational Kidz Therapy provides comprehensive Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Speech-Language Pathology, Oral Motor Feeding, and AAC evaluation services. We utilize a variety of standardized and non-standardized assessment tools as well as questionnaires, detailed clinical observations and thorough parent/caregiver interview. We aim to determine the child’s most accurate level of functioning across all areas of performance in all domains involved.   We understand that each child is different and therefore modify each evaluation process to meet the specific needs of the child.  We make every effort for the process to be fun for the child and allow him/her as much time as needed to be comfortable and present their abilities.  An evaluation generally takes 1 to 2 hours per discipline. Our evaluation services are available to all eligible children suspected or diagnosed with  developmental delays, injuries, pain, or post surgery.

Intake Process

The first step is to contact our office 540-841-4443 (or email: info@kidztherapy.org) to begin the initial intake process. You will be asked questions about demographic information as well as your primary concerns and reasons why you are seeking evaluation services.
When this information is received it is passed on to our team of therapists. An initial intake appointment is scheduled for your child at a time that’s convenient for you. You will also receive various questionnaires depending on the needs of your child. We kindly ask that you take your time and fill them out as thoroughly and accurately as possible and then fax, email or drop them off to us. This is a very important part of the process and helps us to be as prepared as possible prior to the day of the evaluation.

Evaluation Process

We kindly ask that families bring any previous evaluations. These may be reports by clinicians, neurologists, developmental pediatricians, optometrists, audiologists etc.
We prefer to have to have the parent/s caregiver/s present during the evaluation process when possible, especially with younger children. It often helps the child to feel more comfortable therefore allow us to see the most accurate representation of his/her performance. It also allows for collaboration and more detailed discussion. However, we honor all family’s decisions to be present or not.
In most cases, the evaluation process is completed in a single visit. Once the evaluation is complete, preliminary findings and recommendations are discussed with the family. The reports will be written and provided to the family within two weeks. Sensational Kidz Therapy will gladly answer any questions during this process. The office receptionist will help the family schedule their appointments based on the family’s convenience and availability.