What to expect from you time in occupational therapy
Testing: The first 2-3 therapy sessions include evaluation and testing of your child’s strengths and challenge areas. Following standardized testing, your therapist will discuss your child’s performance. The accompanying graph will help explain what these results mean and how they impact your child’s overall function.
Estimated length of stay: There are three primary service plans in therapy: intensive, consultative, and habilitative.
Intensive: a short burst of therapy to work on specific needs and goals; this plan typically lasts for 2-6 months.
Consultative: 1-6 visits designed to implement and guide a family with a home program. This service plan can be used with families who live far from therapy services.
Habilitative: a longer duration of therapy, often 6 months to a year and a half. This plan is idea to target a wide variety of challenges for children with complex medical needs or developmental challenges.
Our therapy services are designed to include the child and family in order to more effectively work towards specific goals, helping the family to adapt, grow, and cope with their child’s needs and challenges. Your therapist will discuss the unique therapy path recommended for you family and estimate an appropriate length of stay. Once discharged, a family may return to therapy at any time with a doctor’s prescription in new concerns arise as the child continues to grow.
Home programs: Each therapist will give the caregivers a home program to complete on a daily or weekly basis with the child. These home programs are designed to support the therapy program. Compliance with home therapy programs aids the rate of progress and can often decrease the length of a therapy stays.
Attendance: Consistent attendance to weekly or biweekly therapy is need to make functional gains and for Acceleration Therapy Services to provide the child with the best therapy program possible. If it is challenging for you and your family to commit to weekly or biweekly therapy sessions, talk with your therapist to discuss the best scheduling solution.
Commonly treated conditions:
•Autism Spectrum Disorder •Neurological Impairments •Chromosomal Deletions •Developmental Delays •Down Syndrome •Sensory Processing and Integration Difficulties •Genetic Abnormalities •Visual Impairments
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