We are pleased to announce that we are expanding our outpatient speech and occupational therapy services to clients between the ages of 18 months-14 years old. We have three amazing therapists who are excited to start working with your child.
How could speech or OT help your child?
Occupational therapy can help children improve fine and gross motor skills, motor planning, visual-motor integration, self-regulation and sensory processing. Some specific skills OT may work on include self-care (dressing routines, brushing teeth), handwriting, cutting, organization skills and reacting to sensory input.
Speech-language therapy can help children improve their ability to understand what is being said to them, as well as increase their ability to express their thoughts and feelings. Some specific language skills that may be targeted include: understanding and following classroom instructions, appropriately asking adults for help, and increasing social engagement with peers. Speech therapy also addresses a child’s speech sound production to make them more understandable to those around them.
What is the time commitment?
Most of our clients are seen for 30-minute sessions 1 to 3 times per week for each service in which they are enrolled. The amount that a child is seen per week is determined by clinical recommendation, schedule availability and insurance coverage. The length of enrollment in these services varies for each child. Discharge is discussed when the therapist and family are both satisfied with the progress of goals.
Services can be scheduled Monday-Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. –5:00 p.m., depending on what works best with the family schedule.
What is the process?
Your child will be seen for an evaluation, usually 45 minutes-1 hour in length. The therapist will then write a treatment plan and make a clinical recommendation for services. If needed, we will obtain preauthorization for speech or occupational therapy services through your insurance. Once the treatment plan is completed and the authorization is obtained (when applicable) your child will then be scheduled for ongoing weekly sessions. This line of service is officially kicking off in 2021, but we would be happy to evaluate your child in the coming weeks!
What will it cost?
The cost per session is based on your specific insurance coverage. Each family who expresses interest in services will be provided with their specific insurance coverage for each line of service.
If you are interested in outpatient speech or occupational therapy services with KidsTLC please email Courtney Slagle.