The initial evaluation is a time for the therapist to get to know your child, your family and examine physical and neurological functioning. We encourage a loving and supportive environment and strive to make even our evaluation time with your child fun and playful. Frequently, we will schedule two sessions as our evaluation process is quite comprehensive and thorough. Because a single session is a very small snapshot in time, we believe we get a better picture and understanding of your child’s full needs when we can see them over two separate appointments. Depending on your child’s age and abilities, the first session will last one to one-and-a-half hours and the second session is usually completed in an hour. Your input is vital. While we want your child to show us all he can do, we will count on you to provide information as well. The therapist will give you some idea at the time of the evaluation as to his or her initial impressions about your child’s needs as well as a recommended plan of treatment moving forward. It is important to understand that therapy is a dynamic process that involves a combination of continuous treatment, evaluation of progress and coordination with the family.
Frequently Asked Questions
Our therapists and staff are here to serve your child’s needs and support the family. For commonly asked questions on our office procedures and policies, please see below: