The following are commonly
used items presented during the Consultation appointment. Not all
items are used at every consultation. The goal of the Consultation
appointment is to inform the patient or parent/guardian of the information gathered during the Initial
Evaluation and Exam, and to explain the Program Guidelines.
**We reference the
patient and parent in our explanations of the Consultation Tools, the same statements apply when reviewing
results with an adult patient.
This is typically used during the beginning of the
Consultation to demonstrate what was being observed during the
Initial Evaluation. It is important for the parent to know that we
were not just concerned about the scores the patient obtained for the activities. How the patient went about doing the activities shows us more pertinent
information and gives us a better picture of their struggles and compensations. The explanation of the hierarchy also helps to explain how motor and cognitive abilities combine to form “vision” and
that if there is a roadblock along either of those paths that it will affect the other path therefore affecting
vision. It demonstrates how the patient might adapt or compensate
by going back or regressing to a previous developmental stage in order to learn a new skill. This shows the
parent that the patient is using less effective skills, as vision should be dominant.
2. Carolyn's Birthday
This demonstration is used to show parents what words may
look like for the patient when reading. It is often also used during the Initial Evaluation (in the
Questions and Observations section) when the patient is asked if the words move, jump or get blurry on the page.
It is used to confirm with the patient what the words look like when that happens. During the Consultation, it
is used as a reminder for the parent and/or used to demonstrate to a parent what may not have been apparent at
the initial pretesting but was seen during the initial evaluation with the doctor.
3. Billy's Puppy
This demo is used in the same manner as the previous
demonstration but is used for younger children. The printing and pictures are larger, similar to books that
younger children read.
4. Reading Skills
The Reading Skills sheet is used to show how inaccurate
tracking affects reading.