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Q. What is Occupational Therapy?


A. Occupational therapy practitioners have a holistic perspective,

in which the focus is on adapting the environment and/ or the task to fit the person, and the

person is an integral part of the therapy team. We enable people of all ages to live life to its

fullest by helping them promote health, and prevent ,or live better with injury, illness or

disability. It is an evidence-based practice deeply rooted in science. Quality of life and independence

are at the core of our treatment.



Q. How can I tell if my child needs OT?



A. Your child’s occupation is to play, learn and grow. If you observe that there are obstacles to

your child successfully participating in these areas, you might consider an evaluation by an OT.

Does your child have difficulty achieving age-appropriate developmental milestones, engaging

in fine and gross motor play or work tasks, or appear to have difficulty processing and managing

sensory input? Does he/she have trouble sitting still, even for a short period of time? Is he/she

forming his/her letters incorrectly resulting in illegible handwriting? Is disorganization the

cause of incomplete or missing school assignments? Are social situations awkward or does

he/she avoid them?  Are there signs of sensory overload or difficulty regulating behavior,

emotions or responding to everyday challenges?



Q. What is Sensory Integration (SI)?



A. Sensory Integration is the neurological process that organizes sensation from one’s own body

and the environment, thus making it possible to use the body effectively within the

environment. Specifically, it deals with how the brain processes multiple sensory modality

inputs into usable functional outputs. Our therapists can help identify “atypical” sensory

responses and assist with understanding these responses. We are then able to create strategies

and use them to assist with regulating your child’s sensory responses in a way that promotes

success and may decrease frustration.



Q. How often will my child have appointments? And for how many visits?



A. Some children visit multiple times per week, and some attend less frequently and for various

durations. After your child's evaluation, which includes input from you (the parents), we will

develop a personalized treatment plan and make recommendations for a therapy schedule

tailored to your child’s needs. We believe very strongly in a collaborative approach to

treatment that includes parent involvement, as well as working with your child's team of

specialists (speech, physical, psychologists, Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) educators, etc.) and

caregivers (family, daycare providers, Au Pair) to promote carry-over of learned skills into

everyday routines.



Q. What will my child do in a session with an OT?


A. Activities are highly specialized and vary greatly depending on the child and their goals. In

general, we use an individualized, multi-sensory, play-based, functional treatment approach to

therapy. With your help, we will use purposeful and meaningful activities that motivate your

child to participate. We may use swing, equine movement, or balancing activities to help

develop a child’s core strength and improve balance and coordination. We may work on

handwriting skills by forming letters in shaving cream or writing to music. We may use art

materials, games, exercises or even cooking to gain fine, visual, perceptual, sensory, and gross

motor skills. There really is no end to treatment ideas in occupational therapy.



Q. What Forms of Payment Do You Accept?


A. We accept checks, cash, and credit cards (Mastercard, Visa, Discover, and American Express)



Q. Do You Accept Insurance?


A. As a small private practice, we DO NOT accept or bill insurance; however, We can generate an invoice, super bill, or monthly reimbursement statement through autopay. Children Matter Therapy 4 Kids, LLC is in no way responsible for insurance reimbursement.

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