How do we get started with therapy?
Discuss your concerns with your child’s primary care provider and ask for a referral for an evaluation.
Kids at Play Therapy will follow up with you once we receive the referral from your provider.
Contact Kids at Play Therapy to make sure your provider has sent us a referral. We will need some information to get you started.
We will contact you when we are able to schedule an evaluation.
The evaluation will determine the treatment and a treatment plan will be established.
What are sensory processing problems?
Sensory processing refers to the way the nervous system receives information from the senses and turns it into a response. All activities of daily living; eating, writing, dressing, riding a bicycle, or reading a book, require accurate processing of sensory information to successfully complete the task. Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) exists when sensory signals are not adequately organized or interpreted to create an appropriate response. A person with SPD finds it difficult to process and act on information received through the senses, this creates challenges in performing many daily tasks. Sensory processing difficulties may interfere with an individual’s ability to participate in a variety of environments successfully. Motor clumsiness, behavioral problems, anxiety, depression, school failure, and many other problems may impact those who do not have effective treatment.
Occupational and Physical Therapists obtain specialized Masters or Doctorate level training and require national and state level credentialing. Physical and Occupational Therapy assistants also receive specialized training and work under the direction and supervision of an Occupational or Physical Therapist. Therapists promote functional outcomes and participation in a range of tasks across settings by understanding what foundational skills need support and development in order to effectively master participation in their environment. The therapist plans and customizes each treatment session for the specific needs and goals of the child. A therapist has specialized skills to help remediate and or develop age appropriate skills. Although therapy looks like play the therapist uses play as a way to achieve the goals for each session and the therapy program as a whole.
How long does therapy last?
The duration of therapy is determined by many factors and can range from 3 months to 2 years depending on the severity of the child's needs, parent's goals and observable progress. Insurance or funding sources can also influence the length of therapy. Progress with therapy is usually a slow, steady process but the overall therapy program is tailored to the individual needs of a child and their family. There are a variety of ways in which the therapy program can be set up.
Is private therapy covered by insurance?
Many insurance plans cover “medically necessary” therapy. Our clinic accepts most insurance plans and works with families in every way possible to assist in processing insurance claims efficiently by providing invoices and billing information containing necessary codes and required documentation from the evaluation indicating the treatment plan. It is the parent/ guardian’s responsibility to pay directly for what may not be covered by insurance and to follow up with insurance to verify benefits.
What’s the difference between therapy groups and community-based programs?
Therapy groups are offered to children enrolled and receiving therapy services at Kids at Play Therapy. Parents and therapists will collaborate to decide which therapy group is best for the child’s needs.
Community based programs are offered to individuals receiving services at Kids at Play Therapy and individuals that are not receiving services but are interested in participating in a program with a specialized focus. We want to have an inclusive environment for all children and teens in our community and our goal is to do that through a range of community programs that we offer.
How do I enroll in programs?
Groups space is limited! Each group will have their own separate fee depending on the group being offered. If interested in enrolling or if you have more questions email [email protected]