Why use the Initial Consultation Service
If you are unsure about the right pathway to take and concerned about the cost of an OT assessment, then our initial video consultation may be a helpful starting point. Our initial paediatric consultation service has been created for parents or carers simply seeking some practical advice from a specialist paediatric OT and to gain confidence about the right next steps.
Consultations are up to 1 hour over the phone or by video using Teams or Zoom, followed up with a written summary by the OT of what has been discussed.
Whilst a consultation is not a substitute for a full assessment, where appropriate our OT will discuss strategies and programs that can be immediately implemented by yourself or your child's school. It maybe that the day-to-day difficulties that a child is experiencing, could to varying extents, be managed through practical advice to parents or schools. During the consultation, our paediatric OT will discuss with you whether this is an appropriate and sufficient alternative option to a full assessment, and if not, explain what a full assessment would provide to ensure you are well informed to decide on next steps.
Why we have created our initial video consultation service for parent and carers:
- We appreciate the cost of an OT assessment can be daunting and we want to offer a more widely accessible starting point
- If you are unsure of what an OT assessment will provide, to ensure you are well informed and give you confidence to proceed with a full assessment if appropriate
- If possible, immediately give you some practical and actionable advice and/or programs you can implement yourself or at school.
- Because it is delivered remotely, we can draw on our entire nationwide network to ensure there is no waiting for availability and we are not constrained by location to provide you with access to some of the very best paediatric OTs in the UK.