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Services
Please see our "Policies and Fees" for detailed information on fees associated with our services.

Consultations/Screenings
Evaluations
Treatment
Additional Services

Consultations/Screenings

  • Infant screening for babies up to one year old, including motor skills, feeding or sleep issues, and social/communication skills.
  • Preliminary observations of a child's sensorimotor coordination, behavior, and performance to determine the need for further testing
  • Consultation with parents or other professionals for home/school activity ideas to address the child's developmental needs, in a specific area


An infant screening may be requested when you are wondering if your baby's progress is on track. We will identify and investigate parent or professional concerns and will provide parents with feedback on their child's development. Home activities and referrals will be given, as appropriate.


A consultation provides a quick way to obtain ideas on how a family can begin to help their child. It is not a comprehensive evaluation and does not include a written report. The focus is to determine the most obvious needs and provide ideas for a home program. This option may also be helpful if there will be a delay in our availability to provide more comprehensive or ongoing services.

Evaluations
Assessment of your child may include a combination of parent report of the child's history, review of records, clinical observations and standardized and normed testing.

Areas assessed may include:

  • Neurodevelopmental status and reflex maturation
  • Sensory processing and sensory defensiveness
  • Motor planning
  • Daily living skills
  • Gross and fine motor development
  • Visual-motor integration
  • Visual perception
  • Feeding/eating

A variety of evaluation tools are available for children of various ages and needs. In children 4 years to 8 years 11 months of age whose primary concerns may be related specifically to the disregulation and integration of sensory experiences, the Sensory Integration and Praxis Test (SIPT) may be an appropriate assessment tool. Due to the comprehensive nature of this test, the cost is higher than other assessment methods. Unfortunately some insurance companies do not provide coverage/reimbursement for specific sensory integration testing. However, if your child does not meet the age range or has other factors that would make the SIPT an inappropriate assessment, there are other appropriate tools and testing methods.

An evaluation identifies the factors contributing to the functional difficulties the child is experiencing, allowing intervention to address the underlying problem(s). Recommendations are made on how to address the issues and may range from suggestions for at-home strategies and activities to in-clinic professional intervention.

If your child has received an occupational therapy assessment from another facility, please provide us with a copy. After reviewing the report, an occupational therapist can let you know if that assessment will be sufficient for moving directly into treatment.

Treatment
Individual therapy is designed to address and remediate those deficit areas and the accompanying functional skills identified during an evaluation. Therapy involves a variety of engaging therapeutic interventions and strategies, with suggestions for ways that your child’s progress can be supported at home. Sessions are 50 minutes in length. The duration of treatment varies according to the identified difficulties, the individual’s neurological system, and the family’s ability to carry out supplemental therapy activities at home. Significant progress can generally be seen after 6 months of once a week intervention. It is not uncommon for some children to benefit from 50 to 80 sessions. Individuals with autism and other neurobiological disorders may continue to benefit from ongoing or periodic intervention as they age and environmental demands increase.

Development is CHILD’S PLAY! uses a child-centered approach. Many of our young clients benefit from learning to make a plan for the session using photos or “writing” a list. When developmentally able, the child is involved in making choices (which can be non-verbal) about therapy activities. This empowers the child and helps to increase the engagement and motivation of the child in the therapeutic process. Simultaneously, the therapist adapts the activity to achieve the “just right” challenge for that child.

Additional Services
(as needed, or upon request)

  • Consultation with parents, educators, and other professionals
  • Written reports for parents, schools, physicians, and agencies
  • Presentations to parent and community groups
  • Referrals to other professionals and programs
  • Suggestions for resources related to a specific topic



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Information on this website should not be construed as medical or therapy advice and is provided only as general information. Please consult your physician or an occupational therapist for specific advice for you or your child.