The staff of Advanced Therapy Solutions located in Wethersfield CT. are committed to providing the highest standard of therapy services to optimize your child’s development. We are dedicated to helping your entire family! Our professional staff consists of licensed Occupational Therapists and Speech & Language Pathologists that specialize in a variety of therapy techniques.
The goal of an occupational therapist is to improve activities of daily living, which can include self-care skills, play skills, and school/academic performance. A brief test using a screening tool does not provide a diagnosis, but it indicates if a child is on the right development track or if a specialist should take a closer look. If the screening tool identifies an area of concern, a formal developmental evaluation may be needed.
This formal evaluation is a more in-depth look at a child’s development, usually done by a trained specialist, such as a developmental pediatrician, child psychologist, speech-language pathologist, occupational therapist, or other specialist. The specialist may observe the child, give the child a structured test, ask the parents or caregivers questions, or ask them to fill out questionnaires. The results of this formal evaluation determines whether a child needs special treatments or early intervention services or both.