Covid-19 Updates

We are excited to begin a phased reopening of Mighty Kids Therapy! The first phase will begin Monday, June 8. In order to ensure the safety of families and our staff, we will be implementing some new safety measures. Please carefully review the following information prior to scheduling your appointment. 

In-Clinic Appointments

  • There will be a limited number of therapists treating in the office at a time, which will lead to a limited number of appointments available.
  • Not all therapists will be returning to the office during the first phase. This means if you schedule an in-person appointment you may see a different therapist.
  • In-clinic appointments will be prioritized for patients who have been unable to receive teletherapy services.
  • We will continue to provide teletherapy services for all patients for as long as insurance allows. If you are already participating in teletherapy, we encourage you to continue with this. If you have not tried teletherapy and would like to do so, please give us a call.

Arrival Procedures

  • The waiting room will be closed. Please call or text when you arrive and wait in your car. We will notify you when we are ready for you to come inside.
  • In order to maintain social distancing, please wait on a designated spot outside of the clinic door until someone opens the door for you to come inside.
  • All patients will be screened and temperatures taken before entering the clinic. The following criteria must be met:
    • No signs or symptoms of contagious illness
    • No known contact with anyone diagnosed with COVID-19 in the past 14 days
    • Temperature less than 100.0F

Masks and Face Coverings

  • Therapists will wear a surgical mask at all times unless the mask impedes with the therapy session (ie. addressing speech sounds). In these cases, therapists may use a combination of clear mask, face shield, or plexiglass barrier.
  • All adults are requested to wear a cloth face covering inside the clinic.
  • Children over the age of 2 who are able to tolerate a mask and take it off independently are encouraged to wear one, unless it interferes with therapy (ie. speech sounds).
  • If your child does not tolerate a mask, it is okay. They will still be seen for therapy. In this situation, therapists may add extra precautions such as protective eyewear, face shield or plexiglass screens based on appropriateness to the child and type of therapy.
  • During feeding therapy or other aerosol generating procedures, therapists will follow ASHA and CDC guidelines by wearing an N95 mask, protective eyewear, and gloves.

Therapy Sessions

  • Therapists and children will wash hands or utilize hand sanitizer at the beginning and end of each session.
  • Only one caregiver may attend the session with the child.
  • No shared treatment spaces. Only one child will be in a treatment area at any given time.
  • Items that are not easily disinfected will be temporarily removed from the clinic.
  • All items and equipment will be disinfected after each use.
  • Sessions will be shortened to 45 minutes to allow adequate time to disinfect between sessions.
  • Portable air purifiers will be located throughout the facility

Departure Procedures

  • The waiting room will be closed. Caregivers who do not attend the session will be asked to return to their car. At the end of the session (45 minutes), please return inside and wait on a designated spot outside of the clinic. Therapists will bring the children to the hallway to transition to you.
  • In-person feedback will not be provided. Feedback will be given in writing or via phone or email.

Administrative Procedures

  • Our administrative staff will work remotely with limited hours in the office to reduce number of people in the clinic. We recommend doing all scheduling, payments, and other administrative communication via phone or email.
  • We will only utilize contactless payment methods. If you do not store a credit card on file, you can pay over the phone or we can send a statement to you.
 
 
We know these changes may be difficult for some children. We are creating a social story for them to view to help with this adjustment. We have created the social story video below to help them adjust to the changes. If your child struggles with change, we recommend watching the video with them to help them prepare for their visit.
 
 Despite all of the changes, your child will still have the familiarity of our warm and loving therapists who will do their best to make your child feel safe and comfortable in the new environment. 

If you would like to schedule an in-clinic appointment, please call our office at 512-388-8904. If you are currently participating in telehealth, we encourage you to continue this for the time being. We will continue to keep you updated as we gradually increase the availability of in-clinic appointments.

Thank you for trusting us to provide services to your child in a way that ensures the health and safety for all. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

We can’t wait to start this next step, and we look forward to the day when we can see all of your faces in the clinic!

 
 

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