You know your child best. If you feel all is not well with your child's development, please contact us for an evaluation. To assist you with questions and concerns, we suggest you review the chart below which includes early milestones for a baby.
The Let's talk about Language Development guide will help you see where your child should ideally be in his or her language development.
The following site includes warning signs and information on autism that can help you recognize early signs of autism:
The therapist will make a suggestion based on best practices and guidelines for frequency and duration for how often and how long your child needs skilled therapy services. The therapist works with you to create a care plan for your child. Many issues are considered:
It is essential that the child's parent or primary caregiver attend each therapy session. During these sessions, the therapist will provide you with education and ideas you can use at home, which helps your child continue their therapy at home.
You should check with your insurance company to see if therapy is covered under your plan. It is up to you to understand your insurance benefits prior to bringing your child to therapy. We have payment options for services not covered by insurance. Our office staff will assist you with the billing and payment process.
Because your child will need to be able to play and move about during the evaluation and therapy, please have your child wear loose, comfortable clothing. If your child is attending a physical or occupational therapy evaluation, please have your child wear loose shorts and a T-shirt, which will help the therapist provide a complete examination. If your child is attending a feeding or sensory evaluation, they may get dirty.
Our Frequently Asked Questions About Therapy brochure provides specific information about your role in therapy.
The therapist provides teaching, coaching and direct care, helping you integrate the therapeutic activities into your child's daily routine.
When scheduling your appointment, please let us know if an interpreter is needed so we can request an interpreter to be present for your evaluation.
We cannot diagnose autism, however the most common characteristics of autism are related to communication and language dysfunction. One of the first steps towards diagnosing autism is a comprehensive speech evaluation. You will also be referred for a comprehensive audiology evaluation, and to a neuropsychologist for a differential diagnosis.
We ask that parents bring a list of current food allergies, as well as typical food your child eats. Be sure to bring foods that are easy for your child to eat and foods that are difficult for your child to eat. Please pring any medication prescribed or recommended by your physician to treat allergies.
Your child should come to the appointment hungry. Please do not allow your child to eat two hours prior to the appointment.
Please bring audio or video of your child stuttering at home.