FAQ

 

Q:         How do I know if my child needs Speech or Occupational therapy?
A:         A developmental checklist has been provided on our website to help you determine if your child is meeting his or her developmental milestones. If you have concerns about your child's development, contact your pediatrician or SpeechPath Outpatient Clinic for a consultation.

Q:         What if my child needs an evaluation?
A:         You will need a doctor's script/order faxed to our office before the evaluation takes place. Other client information needed will be sent to you via mail to be completed before your initial visit. Contact any of our clinics and we can help you with this process.

Q:         What type of insurances do you take?
A:         At this time, we are in-network providers with BlueCross BlueShield and Aetna; however, we are more than happy to bill other insurance plans for out-of-network coverage.

Q:         What if my child has already been evaluated by a Speech-Language Pathologist or an Occupational therapist?
A:         If your child has received an evaluation by a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist or Occupational Therapist, we will accept the evaluation if it has been completed within one year of the date that the child is scheduled for treatment.

Q:         What will happen when my child comes for therapy?
A:         After your child has completed an initial evaluation, an individualized treatment plan will be developed by the therapist to meet the needs of your child. This treatment plan will be fully explained to you as a parent and be implemented each time your child comes for therapy. Therapy sessions are child-centered, with creative and innovative ways to help your child succeed in targeted therapy disciplines. Parents are asked to wait in the waiting area while children are participating in therapy sessions. While it may seem difficult at first, it is important that the child and therapist develop a strong rapport to ensure optimal success to meet therapy goals.

Q:         How long are therapy sessions?
A:         Therapy sessions last anywhere from 30 minutes to one hour. Depending on your child's needs, it may be recommended that they attend therapy one or more times per week.

Q:         How long will my child require treatment?
A:         Each child is different and there is no magical set number of treatments for therapy. However, your therapist will give you weekly updates on your child's progress as well as recommendations for carrying over learned skills into other environments. It is very important that activities recommended by your therapist are carried over in the home for increased progress toward overall therapy objectives.


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