What is Pedi occupational therapy?
Pediatric occupational therapy focuses on helping children develop the skills they need to grow into functional, independent adults. Physical impairment, injuries and a host of other issues can hamper a child’s ability to perform common tasks or progress normally through the stages of social or cognitive development.
What are the age range for Pedi assessment?
6 months to 7 years
The Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory (PEDI) assesses self-care, mobility, and social functioning in children aged 6 months to 7 years.
What does the Pedi test?
The PEDI (Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory), is an interview-based assessment that can be used to monitor the self-care, mobility and social abilities of a person with cerebral palsy. In this assessment, the parent or care giver answers questions about the person’s performance in these aspects of life.
What does pediatric OT treat?
Pediatric occupational therapy helps children gain independence while also strengthening the development of fine motor skills, sensory motor skills, and visual motor skills that children need to function and socialize.
Who is the Pedi scale for?
The Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory (PEDI) is a comprehensive clinical assessment that samples key functional capabilities and performance in children between the ages of 6 months to 7½ years.
How is the Pedi scored?
There are no specific scoring criteria for each item. Responses should be indicative of the child’s typical performance for that activity. During the development of the PEDI-CAT, each item was reviewed by parents of children with and without disabilities for clarity to represent a specific task.
What is OT assessment for?
The purpose of the OT functional assessment is to determine the person’s current functioning (involving identifying areas of strengths and weaknesses) in all aspects of daily life and develop recommendations to alleviate identified difficulties so that the person is as independent as possible.