No matter what service your child is coming for, the process is going to be similar across the board. The evaluating therapist will meet with you and your child to gather the information needed. Once the information is collected, the evaluation will begin. Usually the family is welcome to sty in the room but if the child appears to perform better alone, the family may be asked to step out for certain portions of the evaluation. In some cases, you may be asked to complete additional paperwork if deemed necessary by the therapist.
Upon completion of the evaluation, the therapist will make a recommendation for therapy services. Each recommendation is patient specific and can range from not needing services to requiring services multiple times per week. If services are recommended, the therapist will discuss what needs to be focused on and formulate therapy goals to help your child reach maximum potential.
Before leaving our office on your first visit, our staff will work with you to schedule your appointments based on the therapist’s recommendations and your availability.
Your child was recommended to receive therapy by one of our skilled clinicians, now what? The treating therapist will provide you with feedback throughout the course of treatment so you have a clear understanding of your child’s goals and their progress. In most cases, you will be asked to implement a home exercise program with your child to supplement the therapy they are receiving here at OPT.
Family involvement plays a major role in helping your child reach their maximum level of success. If you have questions or concerns at any point of your child’s therapy, please do not hesitate to discuss with the treating therapist.
Once your child has met the therapy goals assigned to them or it is determined that therapy is no longer necessary, your child will be recommended for discharge from therapy.