Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
FAQ ABOUT FACILITY
How long are assessments and treatment sessions?
What are the payment procedures?
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.
Do you take insurance?
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.
Do you provide assessments and therapy for adults?
We offer services for young adults ages 18-21 years old.
FAQ ABOUT SPEECH AND LANGUAGE SERVICES
What is speech therapy?
What is receptive language?
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).
What is expressive language?
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.
What is speech sound disorder?
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
What is Occupational Therapy?
Why is my child seeing an Occupational Therapist?
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.
What should my child wear?
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.
What should I bring for my feeding evaluation or therapy session?
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.