Frequently Asked Questions
How do I begin therapy?
Based on the reported concerns and/or referral source, our clinician’s will recommend the path that best fits your child’s needs. Your journey may begin with an initial screening to determine if there is reason for further assessment. However, a detailed case history and formal evaluation is typically the first step to beginning therapy. An individualized report and plan of care is then created from these findings. The clinician will recommend the appropriate therapy setting, frequency of sessions, goals for your child, etc.
What should I expect during a screening?
A complimentary screening will be provided to determine whether your child would benefit from a comprehensive evaluation. During the 30 minute screening, the therapist will obtain a brief history of the child’s health, developmental milestones, etc. The therapist will also engage your child in activities that promote age-appropriate skills. The therapist will be able to recognize any signs of concern based on the child’s performance and will be able to provide parent education regarding their clinical recommendation. If the SLP or OT determines a need for concern, a thorough evaluation will be conducted and an evaluation report, as well as an individualized plan of care, will be developed based on your child’s strengths and areas of need.
What should I expect during an evaluation?
Frequency & Duration of Therapy Sessions
The frequency of sessions is determined by the diagnosis and severity of needs. Typically, sessions occur 1x/week. Sessions are 60 minutes long consisting generally of 50 minutes of direct therapy and a final 10 minutes of debriefing/parent education. The therapist will provide activities to complete throughout the week as part of a home program. Parent/guardian involvement is imperative to your child’s progress. An important part of our role as a therapist is to work alongside your family and teach you ways to help your child improve daily.
What does a therapy session look like?
The format of our session varies greatly depending upon the needs, age, and goals for your child. Although all of our therapy is evidenced based, it’s implemented via innovative, energetic activities that often look a lot like PLAY! Your child will be motivated and having fun while challenging himself or herself to develop new skills.
Since we provide home, school, and community based services, we have the flexibility of working with your family’s specific needs when it comes to scheduling. Be sure to include days/hours of availability within your inquiry. We will work with you to find a suitable therapy time for ongoing appointments.
What are the hours of operation?
Do you accept insurance?
We do not accept insurance at this time. Upon request, the clinician is able to provide an invoice called a “superbill” for you to submit to your insurance. This document includes all the information an insurance company needs to create a healthcare claim (CPT codes, billing statement, provider information, etc.) Clients who submit superbills to their insurance have the potential for reimbursement or partial reimbursement for services. Wonderlight highly recommends checking with your health plan administrator to determine whether or not your child’s therapy services qualify for coverage. It is the responsibility of the family to request and submit superbills to insurance should they choose to do so. Beginning therapy and agreeing to the policies outlined within the intake packet signifies acknowledgement of this responsibility.
Pricing is dependent upon the type of service (individual session, group session, evaluation, consultation services, etc.) Please Contact Us for pricing details.