Occupational Therapy (O.T.) services may be appropriate for school-aged youth, of any ability, in this outpatient setting. If you are unsure if occupational therapy is right for your child, you may schedule a free consultation with the therapist.
Once the decision has been made to initiate therapy, the process may begin with a prescription from the child's doctor. Should insurance coverage for service be desired, a call will be placed to determine the amount of coverage and if a prior authorization is required. Next, the parent or guardian will complete a comprehensive intake packet and an online assessment.
Once the therapist has all of the above information (a prescription, insurance information, the completed intake forms, and online forms), the parent or guardian will be contacted to set up the 2 hour evaluation. After the evaluation, a report will be generated, and the therapist will submit information to the doctor and/or insurance. After approval from the insurance company and doctor, the therapy treatments can be scheduled. Frequency and duration for the 60-minute treatment visits will be determined with the parent/guardian based on need.
During the treatment session, the child is the focus, and the parent is encouraged to participate and learn during the session. A home program will be instructed and is a necessary and valued component to the child's success in treatment.
A sampling of challenges served are: