If you think your child may need may need our services please read the guide below. We know it’s a stressful time and you are most likely not sure what to expect but we will do everything we can to make sure you and your child’s needs are met.
1. First thing you need to do is contact your primary care pediatrician for a written referral. They can either fax it to us at 419-841-1841 or give it to you to present at your first visit. We must have this at the time of the initial evaluation or it will have to be rescheduled.
2. After obtaining a referral, please call our main office at 419-841-1840.
3. You will be asked to answer some basic questions over the phone about your child’s diagnosis, previous treatment, insurance, and primary doctor. An appointment will then be scheduled for an evaluation.
4. The evaluation will take approximately one to three hours to complete. Your therapist may ask you many questions regarding your child’s medical history, development, and previous programs your child has participated in. The therapist will evaluate your child’s skill level both through standardized testing and play. The therapist will take time building trust and allowing the child to feel comfortable in this new environment. You may also be asked to fill out a specialized questionnaire if your child is suspected of having Sensory Integration/Sensory Processing problems.
5. The therapist will discuss the preliminary findings and give recommendations after the evaluation is completed. You will also receive a typed copy of this evaluation in the mail, as will the referring physician.
1. You will be given recommendations regarding the need for therapy and the recommended frequency. In addition, specific recommendations for home and clinic therapeutic activities will be given. A determination will be made whether individual and/or small group programs may be most beneficial.
2. If regular therapy services are recommended, every attempt will be made to identify a mutually agreeable time for the appointments. The more flexible your times are, the easier it will be to schedule an appointment. In the event that there is not a currently available time, there may be a waiting list. Appointments may vary in frequency, length and intensity based on what the family and the therapist feel is appropriate, but every attempt is made to keep the appointment time consistent.
3. Goals will be discussed with you based on the results of the evaluations and the input you have provided. Recommendations for home activities or programs will be provided as appropriate and family members will be included in all therapy programs as much as possible as your child will make the most progress if they are carried out at home also. Please feel free to discuss any concerns that you feel are not addressed and to make sure that your questions get answered, as well as what to expect from our therapists. Progress towards the goals is continually monitored during the treatment sessions and additional suggestions may be given to you as the therapist gets to know your child better. Every three months, the goals are reviewed and progress towards them is evaluated formally. Modifications of the intervention plan may be made at that time or sooner if progress warrants it. The results are shared with the parents, the primary physician, and any other professionals requested.
Contact us here to schedule an evaluation or for any questions you may have!