Evaluation

Before providing treatment, our team conducts an evaluation to see if pediatric rehab services are needed. The decision is based on your child’s abilities, information provided by parents or caregiver, and the therapist’s evaluation.

To assist with this evaluation process, keep track of activities your child participates in on a daily basis and the places those activities occur. Be prepared to share specific concerns. Consider the following:

  • What is your main concern?
  • What kinds of things do you want your child to perform?  
  • What daily activities are most affected by your child’s difficulties? 
  • With whom does your child need to interact? 
  • What aspects of your home life will affect therapy? 
  • What common settings does your child experience throughout their day? 
  • What specific physical skills and movements are challenging for your child?
  • What types of feeding, play, social, or self-care activities are the most difficult for your child?
  • You can refer yourself to our clinic, or have your primary care physician provide a referral.​​

Your answers to these questions will help the therapy team focus on your child’s most immediate concerns. You and the therapist will work together to determine if therapy is needed and what you want your child to accomplish.​

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Before Receiving Therapy

In most cases you do not need prior testing before attending an appointment. If further testing is needed after the evaluation, this will be discussed at the time of your evaluation.

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During the Appointment

You and the therapist will work together to determine if therapy is needed and what you want your child to accomplish.​