Frequently Asked Questions
How long will my child need to be in therapy?
Children’s needs are different, making it difficult to give a general answer to this question. Your child’s therapist will talk with you from time to time about the progress your child is making and with what frequency it is recommended your child come for visits. The therapist will also ask you for your perceptions of how your child seems to be doing at home, school, and in the community. Together you will determine the most appropriate time frame for therapy.
I have one child in therapy but would like to see about getting therapy for my other children. What do I do?
You are welcome to call the office or talk with your child’s therapist about therapy needs regarding your other children. Along with discussing treatment needs, we will talk about which therapist(s) can work with your other children, how we will schedule appointments, and when services can start.
My children are scheduled for a session with their therapist but one of them is sick. What should I do?
We request that you still bring your well child. He/she can still have his/her session, and you may avoid having to pay a Compensation Fee. If your children see different therapists, please bring your well child and ask if there will be a Compensation Fee regarding your child who is sick and cannot come.
My teenager is in therapy. Will he/she have play therapy?
While teenagers may have a better ability to talk about their thoughts, feelings, and experiences than much younger children, they may still feel awkward or uncomfortable telling the therapist. There are a variety of activities they can engage in to meet their therapeutic needs, including “talk therapy”, sand tray, playing board games, drawing, and yes, even play therapy. Ultimately they will be given a choice as to which activities they use.
Those who prefer not to engage in play therapy can certainly choose something different.