What to Expect During Your Visit
Your first visit will involve an initial evaluation. This is an opportunity to share your concerns about your child. The evaluation can be used to:
- Gather information to decide if therapy might benefit your child
- Do standardized testing to let you know how your child is doing compared to other children their age
- Provide information to develop a treatment plan
- Provide a report to an insurance company for coverage of services
Make sure you arrive at least 15 minutes early for your appointment. This will allow you to complete registration so that the therapist will have the full time to spend with you and your child.
After completing the evaluation, we will thoroughly explain our findings to you and your family. We will then recommend options for treatment that, based on our experience, will best address your child’s and family’s needs. We may refer your child to other specialists for additional assessment or treatment. We will encourage your involvement and input throughout this process. The most important thing you can do for your child is to make sure a parent or caregiver attends each therapy session.
Exercises and treatments done at home are an important part of most of our patients’ treatment plans. We will provide instruction in exercises and activities at home that will help you help your child. You play a vital role in helping your child achieve success.
We are committed to provide the best possible care for your child, you and your family, but we also need your help. Your child’s success depends on attending every therapy session and arriving on time. At your child’s first treatment appointment, the therapist will give you a copy of our “Attendance Expectations”.
Please read, sign the form and return it to your child’s therapist at the second treatment appointment. If you are unable to attend a scheduled appointment, please call us as soon as possible before the appointment at 513-636-4651 to cancel or to reschedule.