what to expect.
What can I expect?
An evaluation is the first step in determining whether your child would benefit from occupational therapy. Our evaluations include parent interview, direct time spent with your child, administration, scoring, and interpretation of assessments, and a score summary report or comprehensive written report. With every evaluation, we follow-up with a parent meeting to discuss your questions about the results and to establish goals and a plan for moving forward, if recommended. The evaluation typically takes place in the occupational therapy clinic setting. Clinical observations may be obtained in the home, school, and/or community environments. Individual therapy sessions are playful and fun, providing opportunities for the "just-right" challenge. Each session allows for 50 minutes of direct treatment.
What can my child expect?
You may tell your child that they are coming to Bloom to help figure out how make some things easier for them, get them ready for school, make handwriting easier - whatever applies. In order to prepare your child for an evaluation, we suggest you let them know that we will first be doing some activities while sitting at a table (like cutting, drawing, and playing with blocks and puzzles), then we will do some things that get our bodies moving (like catching, throwing, climbing, jumping and swinging). You might want to show them some of the pictures here so they have an idea of what our space looks like. Be sure to let them know that some of the things we do may be a little hard, but that's ok because those tasks may be for older kids. If ongoing therapy is recommended, be sure to tell them that it will usually be fun, but sometimes things may be tricky and that's ok. We always want children to let us know when something is too hard or if they need help, because that's our job - to help them with the hard stuff!
Do you accept insurance?
Currently we are not a contracted provider with any insurance company. We provide a superbill that you can submit to your insurance provider, if you choose, so your insurance company can reimburse you according to your plan's coverage. As a service to families, upon request we can provide a copy of documentation in your child's file to the insurance company. Ultimately, however, you are the responsible party for communicating with your insurance company and ensuring that they receive the information requested so you can get reimbursed directly according to your plan's coverage. We strongly recommend that you verify your insurance coverage before requesting services. It is your responsibility to determine whether your insurance will reimburse you for services. Please contact us for helpful insurance tips.