Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

FAQ ABOUT FACILITY

The length of an assessment is typically between 30-minutes to 1-hour. Treatment sessions vary between disciplines. Speech and language therapy sessions are typically 30-minutes, one to two times weekly. Occupational Therapy sessions are typically 30-minutes, 45-minutes, or 1-hour sessions, one to two times weekly. The last five minutes of all sessions are spent discussing progress with the parent / caregiver and engaging in documentation and treatment planning.

Payment is accepted at the time of service. Payment procedures will be reviewed at your orientation meeting. Please contact us for detailed information regarding policies and procedures.

Yes! We currently accept Medicaid, Cigna, BCBS, United HealthCare, and Aetna insurance. If you do not have one of the following insurance plans, we can provide you with a superbill which you may submit to your insurance for reimbursement if your plan allows.

We offer services for young adults ages 18-21 years old.

FAQ ABOUT SPEECH AND LANGUAGE SERVICES

In speech therapy, therapists will assess the communication breakdown/delay and provide therapy to address the areas of need.  Speech therapy can include many areas: articulation, fluency, voice disorders, language disorders, cognitive- communication disorders.

Receptive language is the child’s ability to understand the language that is being spoken to them. A child can understand many aspects of language without taking (i.e., pointing to an object when name). Some areas of receptive language include: identifying common objects, following spoken directions, understanding of different concepts (i.e., prepositions, attributes), and understanding questions being asked (i.e., “what/who/where/why).

Expressive language is the child’s ability to express their thoughts, wants, or needs. This can be through the use of verbal, AAC, gestures/signs. Expressive language can include labeling, answering questions, commenting, and requesting.

Speech sound disorder is the broad term for having difficulty with speech sounds. These difficulties can consist of structural abnormalities (tongue tie, cleft palate), functional (artic/phonological) perceptual disorders, (hearing impairment) and motor/neurological disorders (apraxia, dysarthria)

FAQ ABOUT OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY SERVICES

Occupational therapy is a service that strives to assist people of all ages in becoming more independent in their occupations or roles. For children, their occupations may include playing, being a student, and being a member of the family/community. To encourage independence in these roles, occupational therapists may address skills such as attention, fine motor, self-care, feeding, and self-regulation.

The reason that a child may be referred to an occupational can vary.  There are numerous areas that a child may need some additional assistance in including attention, fine motor, self-care, feeding, self-regulation, or a combination of things. Once the area or areas of growth are determined, occupational therapists then can engage children in meaningful tasks that provide learning and practice. Occupational therapists determine which tasks are meaningful by taking into consideration aspects such as the child’s habits, routines, and interests. The occupational therapists can then utilize their observations from the session, as well as the child’s lifestyle, to ensure that the treatment they are providing is not only interesting/motivational for the child, but also realistic for the caregivers to carryover at home.

Here at CETC we are big believers in messy play and allowing kids to be kids! According to an article by Marilee Hartling titled “The Benefits of Messy Play”,  messy play promotes physical, language, creative, emotional, social, and mathematical development. We do recommend having your child wear play clothes and socks so that they can utilize the sensory gym as needed.

The items needed for each therapy session vary. As each therapist gets to know the families they will then collaborate if additional items need to be provided. Therapists will typically email caregivers prior to a feeding evaluation if any specific food items are recommended.