Fairfield 203-255-3669
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Evaluations

If you are interested in having your child evaluated, call our office to schedule an appointment.

We work with many insurance companies and offer a private pay option. A referral from your pediatrician may be needed for your child’s evaluation to be completed.

During the evaluation, a combination of parent interview, clinical observations, and standardized assessments will be administered to determine your child’s current level of functioning. Additionally, we ask that you complete our “new patient” packet and bring it with you to your appointment.

Areas to be evaluated may include:

  • fine motor skills
  • visual motor skills
  • handwriting performance
  • sensory integration
  • activities of daily living
  • bilateral coordination
  • motor planning
  • oral motor skills
  • feeding
  • speech production
  • articulation
  • receptive and expressive language
  • pragmatics
  • gross motor skills
  • neuromuscular status
  • gait analysis
  • strength and endurance
  • coordination and balance

The evaluation will take approximately one hour to complete. Results from the assessment will be reviewed at the end of the evaluation with recommendations for treatment.

The evaluation will be mailed to you within approximately 3 weeks. The format for the written report is determined by your insurance carrier.  A brief, check off format is completed for those carriers that require prior authorization for services.  If insurance authorization is necessary, and we are in-network providers of your insurance plan, our office will submit necessary documentation according to your insurance carrier’s specific guidelines. Once authorization has been obtained, you will be contacted by our office to schedule your first appointment.  If prior authorization is not required and therapy is recommended, sessions can begin immediately.

The frequency of your child’s therapy will be determined by the results of the evaluation.  Typically, therapy is recommended to occur one to two times per week. Therapy sessions are designed around your child’s individualized plan of care to enhance his current level of functioning. Therapy will address your child’s specific needs and will be conducted in our fully equipped clinic. Detailed home exercise programs are an important component of the therapeutic process and are incorporated into the home and community settings.