OUR PROCESS

In order to provide the highest quality treatment for you, we have created this procedure:

INITIAL INQUIRY & INTAKE
You will be asked a series of questions regarding your child and your concerns. Any questions you have will be answered by our administrative director. If you need further clinical information, either Rachel or Laura will return your call as soon as their therapy schedule will allow, in most cases by the next business day.
EVALUATION (1 – 3 hours)
  • Articulation development
  • Oral motor (musculature) strength and mobility
  • Feeding
  • Expressive, receptive and social language skills
  • Fluency of speech (stuttering)
  • Voice quality
  • Fine motor skills
  • Gross motor skills
  • Sensory integration
  • Handwriting
  • Hand-Eye coordination
  • Visual perceptual ability

Our evaluations are customized to your child and may include standardized testing as well as a variety of non-standardized tools that will give us information regarding your child’s level of functioning and skills.

Evaluations are scheduled Monday through Friday during the morning and early afternoon hours. When schedules allow, after school and evening evaluations may be possible.

CONSULTATION (1 hour)
If a child has already been evaluated and/or currently receives therapy via another therapist AND has current, written documentation detailing history, goals, and progress, a consultation may be conducted in lieu of a full-scale assessment. Determination of this can only be made upon review of the requested written documentation. If a consultation is conducted instead of an evaluation, no initial assessment reportage will be provided by our office.
REPORTAGE
Approximately 2 weeks after your initial evaluation date, you will receive a written report detailing the assessment’s findings and presenting a series of recommendations, which may include therapy, referrals to related professionals and goals.

We believe that written documentation is necessary for the establishment of goals and for successful parental understanding of and participation in the therapeutic process. Our reports are created so that parents and clinicians, alike, can understand what issues have been identified and how they are to be addressed. In addition, this written documentation is often required by insurance companies to determine coverage.

CONFERENCE
Once you have received your report, you will have the opportunity to meet with your evaluating therapist to review the findings and ask questions regarding your child’s results.
THERAPY
If therapy is recommended for your child, a collaborative treatment plan will be created as well as suggestions for assisting your child at home and at school.
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