What Is an Evaluation? A comprehensive evaluation can determine whether your child would benefit from physical therapy. Using standardized tests, clinical observation, and professional opinion, I can determine whether your child is developing appropriately as compared to age-matched peers, exhibits any abnormal or unsafe movement patterns or compensations, and determine the root cause of pain or injuries. After completion of an evaluation, together we will determine what the best course of action is for your concerns. Written Report A comprehensive evaluation report can be written to obtain a doctor's prescription for physical therapy if you do not currently have a prescription for physical therapy. In addition, a written evaluation can be provided to your family and/or other medical professionals for educational and diagnostic purposes. Evaluations consist of norm-referenced and criterion-referenced standardized assessments, subjective and objective measurements, parent and caregiver questionnaires, and clinical observation. Using a relationship-based approach, I understand each child requires a different amount of time to "warm-up" and demonstrate their skills. I strive to make the environment comfortable, playful, and engaging to maximize your child's participation and accuracy of the assessment.
Evaluation Process Call/Email to schedule a free 15-minute consultation to determine whether your child would benefit from a comprehensive evaluation. Helpful information to make this determination includes parent and/or caregiver observations, past medical history, and any other reports or documents from your child's health care professionals.