What should I expect during our first appointment?

The initial appointment will be an evaluation to get to know your child and assess his/her current abilities. This includes discussing concerns with the child’s caregiver, observing and interacting with the child, and performing standardized assessments.  Your child’s therapist will then provide professional recommendations for therapy and our front desk will help you schedule future appointments.

How do I prepare for the evaluation?

Please arrive 10 minutes early to check in and make sure that our staff has all relevant paperwork and information for your child. We will need a copy of the guardian’s driver’s license and insurance card. Additionally, we ask that you bring (or fax/email beforehand) any relevant documents from schools, doctors, developmental pediatricians, etc. Please remember to complete the intake form online before your appointment to help our therapists get to know your child ahead of time.

After the evaluation, what are the next steps?

After the initial evaluation our therapists will send you a detailed report discussing your child’s performance, clinical findings, and future goals. We will create a plan of care tailored to your child’s specific needs. You should receive this report within 1-2 weeks via email. Every 6 months, your therapist will re-asses your child’s abilities and discuss future recommendations.

What if my child recently had an evaluation done by another clinic and I want to transfer services?

We are happy to accept recent evaluation and plans of care from other facilities or schools as long as they meet our criteria and are relevant to the child’s current abilities. Please provide outside assessments before your initial appointment so we can establish continuity of care.

Can I attend my child’s therapy sessions?

You are a vital teammate in your child’s progress. We encourage you to learn from our therapists, whether through observation during sessions or through feedback after sessions. Parent participation during therapy depends on each individual child. In some circumstances, children work better in a one-on-one setting with the therapist. Together, we will decide what works best for your child.

Can I bring siblings?

We ask that parents with siblings remain in the waiting room. Due to safety concerns, therapy privacy, and space limitations, parents with siblings will not be allowed to attend the therapy sessions. In these circumstances, feedback will be provided after the session to keep you updated on your child’s progress.

How long are therapy sessions?

Sessions are 55 minutes. The first 50 minutes include direct 1:1 treatment. The final 5 minutes are designated for therapists to give feedback regarding your child’s performance, provide home activities, and answer questions. Please meet your child and therapist promptly 10 minutes before the hour to participate in feedback. If you have in-depth questions or need more than the allotted 5 minutes after each session for discussion, please let us know so that we can make accommodations to speak with you.

What do I do if I’m running late?

We know that our families at Mighty Kids Therapy often have tight schedules. To deliver the best therapy, we require at least 45 minutes of treatment. If you will be more than 15 minutes late, we ask that you call us so that we can reschedule your appointment. We strive to respect the time of all of our families and appointments, so please make efforts to arrive on time to meet for feedback and to pick up your child.

What if I need to cancel my child’s appointment?

Life happens! We understand life with kiddos can be hectic. If you need to cancel for any reason, we ask that you give us at least 24 hours notice so that we can work to reschedule your appointment. We will make considerations for emergencies, however cancelations without 24 hour notice will be assessed a fee of $30.

 

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