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Goal Setting

Goal setting is the next stage in the Occupational Therapy process. Once the problem list has been formulated, our therapist will help both you and your child decide which of these problems are the most important, most urgent and most influential in ensuring your child leads a happy life.

Once these have been prioritised, collaborative goals will then be set with the aim of improving these main problems and the quality of life for your child.

For example, your child may find it hard to do up buttons or zips/trouble handwriting or has difficulty concentrating, and you may have noticed that he is not functioning at the same level of his peers. The therapist will then formulate a way to accurately measure the changes that will occur during treatment through what is known as SMART goal setting.

Specific – A goal that is clearly defined through achieving a consistent task
Measurable – A goal that can be measured through performance in activities
Accurate – A goal that is accurately recorded through outcome based assessments across treatment
Realistic – A goal that is achievable through hard work
Time-bound – A set realistic time frame to achieve this goal

SMART goal setting is used by all professions and successful individuals. They are written and recorded so we do not lose focus on what we want to achieve. They are a reference for the child to see improvements and improve self-esteem and believe that they are no different from anyone else.

1. Referral
2. Information Gathering
3. Assessment
4. Problem Formulation
5. Goal Setting
6. Therapy Intervention Planning
7. Treatment
8. Regular Reviews
9. Outcome measurement
10. Final Review
11. Discharge
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OT for Kids have been a great help in aiding my son Jake with coping with his dyspraxia both at home and in school. They came out to our house and completed the assessment at home.

The assessment and report proved beneficial in our discussions with Jake's school and we are very pleased with the outcome the report has helped us achieve.
Jackie, parent.
At our school, there are many children who have difficulty forming letters correctly, concentrate or perform well in P.E, which can impact greatly on their learning. With the support and OT Groups available from OT for Kids, these children have made great progress and are now at a level which is not so concerning. As a teacher and SENCO, I thoroughly enjoyed working (and learning) from the Occupational Therapist.
Emily, SENCO and Teacher.
As a case manager, I regularly deal with many private companies. I found OT for Kids to be highly professional, reliable and provide me with flexible appointments that suited both me and my clients. The OT completed a comprehensive assessment and report, which was not only clear, concise and an accurate reflection of the difficulties, but it was returned to me quickly.
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