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Outpatient Therapy at HSC

At HSC, your child will be evaluated and a therapy plan developed that identifies goals based on your child's needs. We ask that you, or another guardian, participate in all therapy sessions to learn how to best meet these goals.

Intensive Therapy (3-5 Visits Per Week)

Intensive therapy is usually for a short length of time, and best for children with immediate and complex needs. This is recommended when:

  • The child is at risk of losing function
  • The child is able to make quick progress toward goals
  • The child's condition changes rapidly and requires frequent changes to the plan of care
  • Intense family education and training is required
  • The child needs a skilled therapist with specialized knowledge, handling, skills and/or equipment can only be provided by a licensed clinician.

 

Frequent Therapy (1-2 Visits Per Week or Every Other Week)

Children who need frequent therapy are making steady progress. This is recommended when:

  • The child is at a point of needing to gain skills or could lose skills due to a developmental or medical condition(s).
  • Caregivers are able to safely perform a home program.

Periodic Therapy (1 Visit Per Month or Less)

Children who have shown progress toward their goals but require monitoring to insure they do not lose any gains made during therapy. This is recommended when:

  • Caregivers are able to safely carry out a home program
  • The child does not lose skills when seen less often by a licensed clinician
  • The child cannot yet cooperate or participate in therapy sessions

 

Consultative Therapy (Scheduled As Needed)

Children who have a NEW and immediate need that can be addressed with just a few sessions can receive consultative therapy. For this type of therapy, we will need a new referral from a primary care provider.

Changing Or Ending Therapy

As your child's needs and skills change, we may suggest changing or ending therapy. This is usually when expected goals and results have been reached. The family or therapist may also decide to end therapy for one or more of the following reasons:

  • medical condition
  • a parent or caregiver's inability to participate in treatment sessions or home program, or the child's current ability to progress

 

Therapy FAQs

How often and how long will my child have therapy?
Your therapist will determine how much therapy is best for your child’s needs and will work with you to create a plan of care based on:

  • Your child's ability to benefit from and participate in therapy
  • Your child's level of development based on their age and medical condition
  • Your ability to participate in therapy sessions and home programming.

 

Do I need to be present for my child’s therapy?
A parent or caregiver MUST be present during each appointment. The therapist will teach you activities to practice at home so that you and your child get the most from therapy sessions.

What do I need to bring to therapy?
Your therapist will help you determine what is needed for each session.

What happens when therapy ends?
Your therapist will give you instructions for a program to use with your child at home and in the community.

How do I pay for therapy services?
If you have private health insurance, be sure to check with your insurance plan to make sure they cover therapy services and that HSC is a participating provider. Or, you can call us and we will check for you or discuss a payment plan.