Are You Worried About Your Child's Development?
A Full Assessment In Combination With Our Expertise,
Will Answer All Your Questions.
An assessment is an individual, in-depth evaluation to determine and explain why a baby or child is experiencing any problems with their development. It also helps to identify possible underlying causes or aspects that require more attention, and helps to detect co-morbid conditions such as ADHD or Autism.
At Kwanda Kinetics, we use international scientific test batteries to determine neuro-developmental delays, learning difficulties or physical conditions such as scoliosis or flat feet.
The results from the assessment together with information from medical history forms, applicable checklists, feedback from the parents, teachers and other professionals as well as clinical observations made by the Kinderkineticist, all helps us to form an accurate picture of a child's development.
Due to our additional training and expertise, we are also able to help determine if a child is ready for school and how functional a child is in his/her daily environment.
Parents normally book an appointment directly with us for an assessment. However, teachers and other professionals also refer children to our centre if they are concerned about a specific area of a child's development.
If one of our Kinderkineticists are contracted to a school as an in-house Kinderkineticist, they are also able to identify which children will benefit from a full assessment based on their regular screenings, general assessments, observations as well as a child's overall participation in the group classes.
Our Kinderkineticists can do certain assessments on the school's premises, depending on the type of difficulties that the child is experiencing as well as his/her age. However, we prefer to perform a full assessment at our practice where all the necessary equipment are easily accessible.
After an assessment, the parents and/or school receive a professional report explaining the findings. Based on the findings, recommendations and possible referrals are made to help the parents make an informed decision about the best way forward. This includes receiving a home therapy program or participating in our therapeutic program called Kwanda Care.
How Does An
How Does An Assessment
Differ From A Screening?
A full assessment can take anything between 1 - 4 hours depending on the age of a child, whereas a screening takes about 20 – 30 minutes to complete.
A full assessment is done individually and therefore a therapy program can be tailor-made to help improve the identified problematic areas that require more attention. A screening on the other hand, is usually done in groups and the results of a screening is not always as accurate as a full assessment.
A full assessment is mostly performed at our centre as the equipment required to perform the assessment differs from a screening or general assessment. Screenings are usually performed at a school.
For these reasons, the fee with regards to an assessment is much higher in comparison to a screening.
At Kwanda Kinetics, We Can Assess And Help Determine The Following ...
Based On Experience As Well As The Use Of Certain Test Batteries,
Our Centre Is Further Able To Identify The Following Areas
That Might Be In Need For Further Assessment Or Intervention:
Speech and language related problems
Sensory processing difficulties
Fine motor problems
Parents & Professionals
parent at preschool
Thank you for the full report on Wilrie's progress at Kwanda Kids. She enjoys your classes immensely and often comes home telling us more about you. It's always just good news! I think your program is fantastic and I am SO thankful that it is age-appropriate.
Parent at the centre
Thanks for the report, it's much appreciated. It's amazing how we take things for granted, and I never knew that certain exercises meant something to a child's development. This has also educated me as a mother and I will certainly play more with him to help him master all his skills.
Parent at nursery school
Thank you for the report. We appreciate your feedback and we have definitely seen a huge improvement in Connor's development since he's joined the Nursery School in June and has participated in your program that is part of their curriculum.
At Our Practice
Bring or refer a child to our practice for a full assessment if you are concerned about his/her development. This is the preferred option to help a child reach his/her full potential!