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Deciding to enroll your child in therapy is a big decision. We help make this milestone as painless as possible. It's why we prepared this guide to help you get to know more about us and our services—and other topics every parent wants to know.
What diagnoses do you treat?
We provide therapy to children with diagnoses including autism, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, dyspraxia, apraxia, stuttering and fluency disorder, selective mutism, and articulation and other cognitive or developmental disabilities.
Do you provide family support?
Yes. We provide family training, parent training and sibling training. We believe family involvement in a treatment plan increases positive outcomes. See services for more information.
Where do you provide therapy?
Our 1900-square foot therapy center in West Palm Beach is perfect for ABA, OT and SLP therapy in-center.
We also provide ABA therapy in home, in daycare, in the community and at schools (based on district or school policy).
SLP therapy may take place via telehealth, depending on a child's speech treatment plan.
Where are you located?
We are located in West Palm Beach.
What cities do you serve?
We serve most of Palm Beach County, including Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Jupiter, Lake Worth, Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, West Palm Beach, and more.
What is ABA therapy?
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy is a leading research-based approach to improving cognitive and developmental deficiencies associated with autism, ADHD and other diagnoses.
ABA therapy can improve your child’s quality of life and help them reach their full potential. The therapy identifies how behaviors develop, why it changes, and how a child learns best, which allows us to help increase desirable behavior and minimize unwanted behaviors in your child.
What do you look for during the ABA assessment?
Our BCBAs observe your child in the environment where they express the most behaviors. (Sometimes this assessment takes place at home or in school instead of at our therapy center.) We watch for developmental delays, communication skills, task completion, adaptive functioning, social interaction signals, etc. The outcome is an individualized treatment plan.
What does a typical ABA therapy session look like?
ABA therapy helps children gain critical skills for a healthy and safe lifetime. ABA therapy often looks like informal interactions or playtime with a therapist, but each activity a child engages in has a goal and finite beginning and end.
How many hours of ABA will we receive?
The number of hours your loved one requires depends on your child’s diagnosis, the physician’s notes, your family input, and the ABA therapy program’s goals. The assessment helps determine how much therapy your child can benefit from. We routinely reevaluate this recommendation as your child demonstrates progress.
What is the difference between RBT and BCBA?
A Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) works 1:1 with your child to implement the behavioral plan designed by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). The BCBA supervises RBTs and creates and maintains the behavioral plan and provides parent training.
What is occupational therapy (OT)?
OT is an evidence-based practice with a holistic approach. Our OT therapists help clients with a physical, cognitive or sensory disability overcome challenges through discovery, development and refining essential motor skills.
How does an occupational therapy assessment work?
We conduct a standardized assessment that determines your child’s performance level in various areas that impact daily life, such as self-care skills, gross motor, and fine motor skills.
We work with each family to create an individualized treatment plan to target goals based on familial concerns and the child’s specific needs.
How does occupational therapy work?
Occupational therapy occurs weekly, though the individualized treatment plan determines the exact schedule for consistent therapy sessions. Sessions consist of client-centered therapeutic activities that help your child reach their goals and the development of age-appropriate skills.
What is SLP/SLT?
Speech-language pathology (SLP) assesses, diagnoses, and treats or prevents speech, language and cognitive or social communication challenges. Speech-language therapists (SLT) help children form sounds, find and express thoughts and emotions, resolve eating and swallowing challenges, etc.
What is a speech therapy assessment like?
Our speech therapists will observe your child as they complete assessment tasks, including word and letter recognition and communication skills.
How do you treat speech and language challenges?
We prepare an individualized treatment plan and goals for each client based on their individual needs, physician’s diagnosis and family input. Sessions include a variety of exercises that may help strengthen facial muscles, strengthen throat muscles, or coordinate breathing and speaking.
When can we start services?
Review our client onboarding process.
Depending on insurance coverage, most families receive approval to begin services within 2–3 weeks of starting the onboarding process. We encourage all caregivers to remain in close contact with their insurers to aid their processes.
Clients paying out-of-pocket may begin services sooner.
Do I need a prescription or referral?
Yes, a prescription and referral is required, unless you’re a private paying client.
What insurances do you accept?
We accept the following insurances:
If your provider is not listed, please contact us. We’re constantly growing and may have updates.
How much is my copay?
Most insurances categorize us as a “Specialty Provider.” Your insurance provider will verify the cost of your copay during the onboarding process.
Do you accept private pay?
Yes, we accept private clients and those who pay out-of-pocket.
How do you determine goals for my child? Do you consider input from parents?
We invite you to complete a pre-assessment survey to help us understand your child’s needs and your family’s concerns. Parents’ and siblings’ experiences are an important part of your child’s therapy journey, so we welcome your continued input.
We also provide family therapy for parents of children with autism, ADHD and other diagnoses. A family's constant and continued involvement always helps our children in therapy achieve greater success.
How often do you reevaluate goals?
Your child’s individualized treatment plan identifies goals they should achieve. We routinely reevaluate their program as your child develops skills and demonstrates progress.
Is there an open-door policy for parents?
In respect of HIPPA and client confidentiality for all of our clients, you are welcome to drop off and pick up your child in a timely manner. Please make an appointment for additional visits.
Will I have an opportunity to meet the therapist before therapy begins?
Yes. You will meet your child’s therapist during the assessment portion of the onboarding process.
Who can I speak with if I have questions?
Don't hesitate to contact us.
What sort of training do therapists receive?
We invest in learning the latest therapy techniques to help our therapists treat their clients. We provide onsite training at least quarterly and encourage our therapists to pursue continuing education credits.
What are your safety protocols?
The safety and security of our clients and employees is our top priority. Our facility remains locked and rooms are under video surveillance at all times. We permit guests into our facility by appointment only.
Your child’s treatment plan will include a crisis management plan that you will have agreed to. The program may address areas, including de-escalation, transitioning to different environments, or using restraints.
Based on the severity of your child’s behavior, we can offer a staff member trained in professional crisis management.
What happens if the therapist cannot be present for my child’s session?
Maintaining consistency in your child’s therapy treatments is important for their success. In the event of a planned absence, we do our best to schedule a substitute therapist for your child’s session.