Screening Tests 2018-02-09T11:22:38+00:00

ASSESSMENTS

Our assessments help us to identify whether your child has any neurodevelopmental delays, nutritional issues and/or auditory functioning problems. Based on the results, we will be able to recommend which assessment and therapy programme is appropriate.

1. PRELIMINARY CONSULTATION

We start with a questionnaire which we complete in a one-to-one consultation (in the case of a child, this is with the parent only). It’s a researched method that identifies neurodevelopmental delay, auditory problems and nutritional issues with a high degree of accuracy. Based on the results, we will be able to advise whether Neurodevelopmental Movement Therapy and/or Auditory Therapy are likely to improve the patient’s behavioural and learning difficulties. If there is evidence of nutritional issues, we will give advice regarding diet and environment. If the nutritional issues are more significant, we will recommend a consultation with our nutrient therapist.

2. CRANIAL OSTEOPATHIC ASSESSMENT

In a 45 minutes session, we assess postural balance and the underlying health of the patient. The patient also receives a very gentle treatment to release underlying emotional/physical/metabolic imbalances and set them up to respond to the recommended programme as effectively as possible.

3. NEURODEVELOPMENTAL ASSESSMENT

If required, this assessment aims to identify neurodevelopmental blockages in the patient and will take just over an hour. We will directly test and measure the following areas:

  • Gross motor skills, balance and co-ordination
  • Primitive reflexes
  • Postural reflexes
  • Cerebellar functioning
  • Laterality
  • Ocular motor functioning
  • Visual perceptual abilities
  • Spatial awareness
  • Hand-eye coordination

From this, we will be able to recommend a targeted therapy plan of movements to inhibit the primitive reflexes and help develop the postural ones.

4. AUDITORY ASSESSMENT

In a 45 minute session, we check for glue ear using a tympanogram and then test each ear separately using headphones and a bone conductor to assess precisely how an individual hears. Across eleven frequencies of sound, we test for:

  • Hearing distortions
  • Hypersensitivity and/or painful hearing
  • Laterality
  • Specific hearing curves associated with depression or anger

From this, we will be able to develop a customised auditory integration programme to help normalise any anomalies.

ASSESSMENT FEES

Preliminary Consultation: £90 for 45 minutes
Cranial Osteopathic Assessment: £75 for 45 minutes
Neurodevelopmental Assessment and report: £150
Auditory Assessment includes Berard Audiogram and Tympanometry: £75 for 45 minutes