School Ready Check in Newcastle, Charlestown, Merewether & Toronto

Starting school is an exciting and pivotal time in a child’s life. As parents we want this to be a positive experience for our children, so that they can flourish and grow with confidence throughout their school years. There is much that we can do to prepare our children for the transition of starting school.

Stepping Stones has designed a School Readiness Check for children who will be starting school within the next 6 months. It’s a 1 hour screening assessment conducted by a Registered Children’s Occupational Therapist. This includes 40 minutes of assessment time with your child and 20 minutes of report writing. The purpose of the School Ready Check is to ensure that your child is developing all the necessary skills to prepare them for the classroom.

  • Pencil grasp
  • Scissor skills
  • Dexterity and manipulation skills
  • Pre-writing and drawing skills
  • Organisational skills
  • Self-care skills
  • Attention/ concentration

The assessment is done in a fun and child friendly way, so it won’t be too much of a chore for your pre-schooler.

After the assessment you will receive a summary of the School Ready Check with an outline of your child’s strengths and possible areas for development. This will help you to know the key areas to focus on as you continue to prepare your child for school.

Looking to help your child develop the skills & confidence they need to flourish?

Stepping Stones Occupational Therapy offers a wide range of occupational therapy services to assist you or your client! Booking or making a referral online is really quick & convenient.