Depending on your child’s age and developmental issues, and Patient need the Reviviscence Assessment Team can choose from one or a combination of the following Reviviscence Assessment Tools: The Millers Assessment for Pre-Schoolers, Sensory Integration and Praxis Test (SIPT), Beery (visual perceptual, motor & VMI), Bruininks Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency, Ayres Clinical Observations, PEERAMID II, PEEX II, PDMS II, Bonney and Perks Handwriting speed test, Threshold speed of visual and auditory processing, Motivation Assessment Scale, Winnie Dunn sensory Profile II, Sensory Processing Measure. In addition to the above Reviviscence conducts its own assessment developed by clinical team for wide population and medical conditions.
All parents/carers receive a parent/carers questionnaire to complete prior to attending for an initial consultation & Need Screening / Assessment. This information is important to return to Reviviscence as soon as possible. Not only does it provide relevant developmental history, it also assists in determining the most appropriate assessment(s) for your child and adult patients.
Depending on your child’s age and where relevant, a kindergarten, pre-school or school questionnaire will also need to be completed by your child’s carer /teacher as well as a copy of all other reports/ correspondence your child has from other health professionals including; speech pathologists, psychologists, optometrists / ophthalmologists, audiologists / ENT specialists, physiotherapists, paediatric neurologists and paediatricians.
This information is used to help develop a complete picture of your child and assists in providing a holistic and collaborative approach that is unique to Reviviscence.
Please ensure that your child is dressed appropriately in comfortable clothing and that all relevant items or devices are available including; reading glasses, fidget toys, water bottle, communication devices, orthoses.
Depending on the age of your child, what Assessment is used and whether you request a report, the Assessment cost will vary. Please contact the Reviviscence Support Team to obtain further information about this and what payment options and rebates may be available to your child.
Depending on your child’s age and developmental issues the Assessment Consultation usually takes place over two to three sessions.
If all requested paperwork has been forwarded to the clinic prior to your appointment Clinical Director will spent time reading all of the reports and questionnaires so that when you arrive the time can be spent optimally.
Parent involvement is encouraged in the Assessment Consultation however if the Assessor feels at any time your presence is influencing your child and inadvertently impacting on the assessment process, you may be requested to sit in the waiting room. If this does occur, please do not be concerned as all of the rooms are fitted with CCTV. you will be asked to re-join when appropriate.
Depending on the age of your child, whether they can be assessed formally or semi-formally and which Assessment Tool is used, the length of an Assessment Consultation can vary. Please call the Reviviscence Admin Team to determine the approximate length of the consultation. As a guide the following will assist in preparing your child and organizing transfers and parking:
For children under the age of 3 or with developmental issues (ASD, Genetic conditons, Global Developmental Delay) they will participate in a semi-formal assessment in Reviviscence therapy room that will last between 45 min to 1.5 hours depended on facility and services . Often language and maturity level is a determining factor and it is important that parents/ caregivers provide as much information as possible prior to the appointment to assist in making the most appropriate decision.
If your child is under 5 years and 8 months and a standardized assessment can be administered, the consultation will be 45 min – 1 hours.
For children 5 years 9 months and older, the Assessment Consultation is divided into 3 sessions.
At Reviviscence Generally patients spent 3 consecutive days from 45 min to 3 hrs depended on type of specialty required
Reviviscence Assessment Reports include the compilation of all relevant subjective and objective assessment data, providing recommendations to other professionals if needed, comprehensive home programs and suggestions for school /child carer. All reports are unique to the individual and not computer generated. A report is usually sent out electronically within 15 days with relevant health professionals included at parent’s request. We do not email reports to your child’s school/childcare for privacy reasons unless specific instruction to do so is given.