Who is Occupational Therapy for
Occupational Therapy (OT) can be offered at any age for children that require support to improve their skills and to adapt to the activities of life. OT can help children engage in activities that they need to do (eating, sleeping etc.), have to do (school, chores etc.), and want to do (play etc.). OT’s believe that everyone has the right to meaningfully participate in their own life.
Fee Schedule for Occupational Therapy
Please review the fees for the selected services. Prices are subject to change. For the most up-to-date pricing information, visit the “How it Works” page or our online booking site.
Sensory Integration and Praxis Test (SIPT) *includes report and feedback session, 2 hours
Assessment (includes report), 1 hour
Preschool Consultation (0-4yrs), 1 hour
School Aged Consultation (5+ yrs), 1 hour
Fine Motor Assessment (Includes Summary Note), 1 Hour
Treatment Sessions, 1 hour
Treatment Sessions, 45 minutes
Treatment Sessions (OTA), 1 hour
Treatment Sessions (OTA), 45 minutes
Goal Update Session (OT Only) *includes Goal Sheet, 1 hour
Goal Update Session (OT Only) *includes Goal Sheet, 45 minutes
Parent/Caregiver Coaching Session with OT, 1 Hour
Sensory Diet and SEA Equipment Letter
SEA Computer Letter
It begins with a conversation. You may know what services you are looking for, or may want to talk that through with someone who can guide you. Coming into our clinic begins with a call to our Administration staff to schedule your first appointment with a therapist. This first appointment may be a consultation where we collect relevant history and the details related to your most pressing concerns. The first appointment may also involve an assessment, where we are using standardized testing to inform next steps and recommendations.
Support Plan Development
Following the consultation/assessment appointment, the therapist will use the information gathered, and with the caregiver’s input, build a mutually agreed upon support plan. This may include goals for individual therapy sessions, further additional assessments, and guiding recommendations.
Therapy sessions include the therapist, the child and the caregiver. Caregivers are encouraged to join in their child’s therapy sessions to observe the progress their child has made, to understand the activities and the desired outcome, and to learn how what happens in the therapy session can translate to the home setting. These sessions are also important in building rapport between your child, yourself and the therapist, as this is how we get to know you better and shape our sessions to meet your child’s individual needs.
Review and Next Steps
Once several therapy sessions have taken place, and the child has met their goals as laid out in their support plan, your therapist will meet with you to discuss next steps. This time of reassessment is an opportunity to celebrate the gains that have happened through therapy and determine what next steps are recommended to take place. This may include adjusting the support plan and carrying on with therapy sessions, or perhaps referring to an additional discipline to assist in reaching some new objectives, or celebrating the end of therapy sessions and your child reaching their goals!
Here at LSCTS, our process can be boiled down to four essential steps. Our process ensures that our team follows best practices for each child and their families, every single time. Although we follow a standard process, the help and care that your child receives will be as unique as they are.
Frequently Asked Questions about Occupational Therapy
Starting on your child’s therapy journey can be confusing at times. So we’ve put together some of the most frequently asked questions to help you easily navigate your journey here at LSCTS.
Do I need a consultation before I start one to one therapy?
A consultation is a time for the therapist and the caregiver/child to speak openly about their most pressing concerns, and for the therapist to collect key information that can be used in the development of the steps in the family’s journey with our clinic. It can play an important role in determining what the best next steps are for the child and the family. It is a great advantage to have a consultation before starting one to one therapy. Sometimes families will be referred to us, by another professional, needing a very prescriptive, standardized test to be completed. In these rare cases, we may decide to not complete a consultation and start the assessment/testing right away.
What is meant by a treatment session?
Treatment sessions will be determined based on the assessment/consultation with the child (if appropriate) and family. Treatment sessions can be 45 or 60 minutes in length depending on the child’s abilities and age. Frequency of sessions would be determined by the therapist and family. In these sessions the therapist would use activities and strategies in a play environment to improve the present function and skills of the child.
How many sessions are needed?
The number of sessions required is very individualized for each child and sometimes is dependent on the therapy discipline involved. For example, when working with a CDA for Speech therapy you will do 10 therapy sessions before you pause to reassess the goals. In general, most children should plan for 8 – 10 sessions and we encourage you to speak to your therapist about the plan they would suggest.
How much does each session cost?
Treatment sessions are booked for 45 minutes or for 60 minutes. Appointments are $107 per 45 minute session, and $137 per 60 minutes, when working with a therapist. If you are working with a CDA or a PTA/OTA these prices will be different for both the 45 minute and 60 minute session. Please see the website for further pricing details.
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