Frequently Asked Questions
Do you accept insurance?
Currently, DevOTed to Kids is a private pay practice only. Service fees are due upfront at the time of service. A superbill can be provided upon request with the necessary diagnostic coding and service provider information. The superbill will be provided for the client to submit to their insurance for reimbursement of services.
What is your attendance and cancellation policy?
At DevOTed to Kids, we understand children get sick; health and wellness is a priority. We enforce a 24 hour cancellation policy to avoid a session fee. However, a session that is a no-show will be charged the full service amount.
Where will services be provided?
At the time of the intake and assessment process, location of services will be discussed and determined based on preference and the needs of your child and your family.
Do you charge extra for driving to in-home sessions?
A surcharge to cover time and travel will be added to the session service fee.
What are the benefits of in-home therapy/ teletherapy?
Although teletherapy impacts hands-on therapy for the child, it is a great option for training and direct coaching in observing the generalization of a new skill or overseeing a strategy or routine that is challenging in the home (e.g. mealtime, nighttime routine, etc.). Teletherapy and virtual coaching are also great options for families that would like to follow-up or need guidance related to play, development, home routines, and social emotional support.
Can I drop my child off and return to pick them up if the session is clinic-based?
Yes, a drop-off session is permitted. Is is recommended you return 10-minutes prior to the session ending to review/discuss the session, allow the therapist to model techniques, and receive suggestions for home.
What ages do you work with?
The primary age population is typically birth to teen years.
How do I know if my child needs occupational therapy?
Feedback, parent interview, and the assessment process will guide this decision. Areas considered will include social emotional development, sensory processing, visual perceptual, bilateral coordination, visual motor, fine motor, and core stability. A recommendation will be provided by the occupational therapist. It is a collaborative decision in creating the recommended services, duration, and targeted areas of focus.
How often and how long will my child need therapy?
The frequency and duration of therapy will be discussed with the family and will be based on the needs of the child and family. A recommendation will be provided; however, a child's program can be customized to the family's needs and can include in-person intervention, home programming, virtual coaching, and follow-up consultation.
My child doesn't qualify for Early Intervention or School-based Services. Can you still work with them?
Yes, early intervention services and school-based services are regulated by the state and have very specific qualifying factors to determine eligibility for services. Private practice can consider needs outside of standardized measures. The whole child is considered across many domains.
Will you collaborate with my child's loved ones, other caregivers, and other therapists?
Our goal is to communicate (with consent) with other professionals in order to provide for the child's best interest. Carryover of progress is instrumental in generalizing skills across contexts. Communication is a key component in making global changes.
What is sensory processing disorder, and how will I know if occupational therapy can help my child?
Sensory processing disorder (SPD) is a complex neurological disorder that can present itself differently in every individual. SPD impacts your child's ability to process and interpret sensory information both internally and externally. Children with SPD can register information too intensely or miss information from the environment as their body and brain are misinterpreting messages impacting their overall sense of balance and self. Children with SPD benefit from occupational therapy in order to identify the sensory systems that are interrupting their homeostasis in feeling safe and balanced. Occupational therapy interventions can help improve your child's processing of input and educate and integrate activities, exercises, and accommodations to improve overall wellness and functioning. All senses and integration of sensory processing will be assessed: visual, auditory, tactile, olfactory, taste, vestibular (movement), proprioceptive (body awareness/position), and interoception (internal sense within the body).