It's very important that you trust your intuition. After all, you know your child best. If you notice your child struggling to communicate, or showing difficulty in performing everyday tasks, it's most appropriate for your child to be evaluated to determine if therapy is needed, so please call us. The need for therapy is indicated when your child has not met developmental milestones within an appropriate time frame and/or may also be based on any medical conditions. To help you better understand this, please refer to our Developmental Milestones page where you will find a helpful guide to age appropriate developmental milestones.
It only takes a call to (713)510-5699 to start the process. Please have your child's insurance and physician information available. We will take care of the rest. Once an appointment is made and the evaluation is performed, we will establish a Plan of Care and review it with your child's pediatrician. Now a schedule for therapy is developed.
There are a few factors that determine how long your child will need therapy. Every child is different and the duration of therapy will depend on your child's areas of difficulty and their recommended treatment plan. It's important to keep in mind that if your child has a diagnosis (such as Autism or Down Syndrome) this may warrant a longer course of therapy time. Attendance is also a key factor. A child who cancels therapy visits more often will not progress at the expected rate, resulting in a longer course of therapy.
Therapy sessions are typically one to two times per week. As therapy progresses, we will reassess your child regularly and keep you informed of their progress. As a child's potential unfolds, therapy is modified to meet the child's needs at their unique skill and developmental level. With in home therapy, we are always available to address any concerns that you may have and we enjoy sharing our knowledge to assist you with facilitating the development of your child's skills.
Collaboration with the family, therapists, and your child's healthcare team is critical to the success of your child's therapy. We share information with you and your child's physician to establish individual goals providing a framework for your child's therapy course and planning toward discharge. Your child's therapist will interact individually with your child during therapy sessions. Many parents prefer to observe the therapy session, and have indicated that they learn by observing. Homework assignments are sometimes provided to help reinforce the goals established during therapy.
Yes. It's completely up to you where your child receives services. We strive to provide therapy services to your child in his or her natural environment, and we're flexible and willing to work with you to provide these services in an environment that works for your everyday routine.
Natural environment is any place your child spends a significant amount of time with family and friends during growth and development. This is your home, family-member’s homes, schools and daycares, parks and playgrounds, and other places in the community where your child needs to have access and independence.
The greatest ability to learn and progress can be gained in the child’s own home or other natural environment setting, as this is the place where your child spends the majority of time playing, learning, and moving. Your child’s day-to-day routines with family support during therapy interactions will promote confidence, independence, and create opportunities for growth.
Developmental milestones are a set of functional skills or age-specific tasks that most children can do at a certain age range. Your pediatrician
uses milestones to help check how your child is developing. Although each milestone has an age level, the actual age when a normally
developing child reaches that milestone can vary quite a bit. Every child is unique!