What should I tell my child about why we are coming to OT?

  • For an evaluation, we often tell children that it “is a chance to show off the things that they already know how to do, as well as to show us what things they are still learning”. Let your child know that he or she will be doing some things with hands while sitting at the table, and some things with the whole body. At the end, your child will be allowed to select some things to try out in the gym space, like swinging or climbing.
  • If your child is feeling nervous about the first session, you can let him or her know that “many children come to here to help them “learn new things with their muscles”/”learn new ways to calm their bodies”/”get ready for Kindergarten”. Children often pick up on the emotions of others; a positive and relaxed approach is best. Once your child arrives, he or she will see that this is a fun environment where every child feels accepted and supported!

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