This service usually takes about 40-45 minutes to perform. The therapist will interview parents to find out any major concerns about their child’s development in the gross motor, fine motor or communication area. Next, the therapist will perform a clinical observation. This will take place in a form of “play”. Depending on the type of consultation (physical, occupational or speech) a therapist will be testing his/her client’s balance, muscle strength, coordination, endurance, play skills, expressive or receptive communication skills, fine motor skills, feeding skills and observe if the child has any difficulties in sensory-processing area.
At the end of the session, the therapist will discuss her findings, answer parents’ questions, and provide recommendations on how to improve the child’s performance in the gross motor, fine motor and communication areas. This type of service does not include a written report.