Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have any special groups?

We hold a variety of groups at various times throughout the year, including the following:

Social Groups,  Handwriting Groups, How Does Your Engine Run?(Self-Regulation) Group, Parent Training Groups (Including Hanen: It Takes Two to Talk and Sensory-Based Training), Feeding Groups, and Literacy Groups.  Click here, or go to Services>Special Programs on this website to find out more about what we are currently offering.

If you want more information about a group or want you child to be considered for a group, please feel free to contact us.

Do children like therapy?

The vast majority of our clientele are very excited to be here and often don’t want to leave. Some children with separation difficulties may need a few sessions to acclimate to their new environment. These kids are never forced to separate immediately from their parents if it causes them undue stress.  We work for a gradual separation, if needed. It is very important to us that both parents and children feel safe and comfortable in this environment.

Is it possible to provide therapy services to very young children?

We have many clients who are below the age of three.  Therapy with these children is typically highly effective.   We use a play-based approach in a fun and nurturing environment.  We allow the child to lead the session and we manipulate the environment to create challenges that push the child along the developmental ladder.

Where can I get more information about Sensory Processing Disorder?

You can contact one of our therapists for a free consultation and/or you can visit the SPD Foundation website.

We also recommend the following books:  The Out-of-Sync Child  and Sensational Kids.

Would my child benefit from occupational therapy with a sensory processing approach?

To determine whether or not your child could benefit from therapy with our specially trained occupational therapists, you can look for some typical characteristics.  These include difficulty with transitions, frequent meltdowns, abnormal sleep/wake patterns, difficulty potty training, too careful or too careless in gross motor play, limited play skills (such as lining up toys, lacking imagination, watching wheels of a car), difficulty with social interaction, poor organizational skills, messy handwriting, limited attention span, clumsy or limited movements, and poor awareness of what is going on in the environment.  For more information about typical characteristics of Sensory Processing Disorders (SPD), please go to the SPD Foundation website.

If you need more information, please contact us.  You will be directed to one of our therapists who will be happy to speak with you at no charge.

What are your hours of operation?

7:50 a.m. – 5:10 p.m.  Monday thru Thursday;

 

7:50 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.  Friday

 

 

What do I do if I think my child may need your services?

If you are wondering whether or not your child needs our services, you should contact our office and let them know that you are interested in talking to an occupational therapist or speech therapist about your child.  The office staff will collect basic information and one of our highly qualified therapists will give you a call as soon as possible (usually within a day or two).  The therapist will answer your questions and help you determine which kind of evaluation might most benefit your child.

Does insurance cover therapy?

In recent years, many insurance companies have become more “therapy friendly” and will cover services for children with developmental delays as well as specific medical diagnoses.  You can call the customer service number on the back of your insurance card and ask about coverage for speech or occupational therapy.  Our office will also contact your insurance provider once you schedule an appointment and provide us with your information.

A new state law requires that certain insurance companies provide up to $36,000 per year in coverage for services related to an autism diagnosis.  If your child has a diagnosis of autism, you should ask about covered services specifically related to autism.

What insurances do you accept?

We bill for most insurance companies as a courtesy to our clients.  We are in-network providers for some insurance plans.  If we are not in-network with your insurance plan, contact your insurance company to see if you have out-of-network benefits.  If so, we can bill your insurance company for you. Contact us to determine details about your particular plan.  Unfortunately, we do not accept Medicaid at this time; however, we do have private pay options.

What types of developmental and learning issues do you address?

We treat a wide range of childhood disorders which affect speech, language, feeding, and functioning in daily life.  We specialize in developmental delays including autism, sensory processing disorders, speech sound disorders, stuttering, and learning disabilities. Here is a more comprehensive description of our services.

What age groups do you serve?

Our clients span a wide range of ages, from infants and toddlers to young adults. The majority of our clientele are in the preschool and school-age ranges.