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FAQ'S

How do I know if my child needs therapy?
Teachers, child care workers, pediatricians, and family members may have expressed concerns or perhaps you may have noticed some concerns yourself. Please review the developmental milestones detailed on our website. If you have any questions, feel free to call and speak to one of our highly qualified professionals.

What happens during a therapy session?
Typically, our therapy sessions are individualized and tailored to meet the needs of your child; group sessions are only provide as a supplement to an individualized treatment session. Therapy sessions vary depending on the type of therapy a child is needing, the age of the child, as well as the skill level of the child. The therapist that works with your child will address underlying issues, and will set specific, yet obtainable goals in your child's treatment plan. Therapy sessions are motivating to all involved—children have the support that is needed, are encouraged to learn in a fun and active environment, and parents find comfort in seeing their children find success. Parents are encouraged to observe and participate in al therapy sessions.

How often and for how long will my child need to attend therapy?
The frequency and length of service depends on many factors, including the severity of need, the age of the child, the behavior of the child, parent involvement in a home program, and the parent’s availability to bring a child to appointments. Most children receive services once or twice a week for 30-60 minutes each session, although this frequency does vary. Each child is looked at individually, and the decision regarding the frequency of services is one that is made between the evaluating therapist and the parent.

How is private speech therapy different from school speech therapy?
In Oklahoma, speech/language impairment and developmental delay are considered an area of disability and a child may qualify for speech services even if they do not meet the qualifications for any other special educational services. The State of Oklahoma has a specific criterion, or test score, that a child must score below in order to qualify for services in the school. To qualify for services in a school in the State of Oklahoma, the diagnosis must also directly impact a child’s educational performance. There are some diagnoses that are not covered in schools because they are not “educationally based”. Private practices, following medical models, are able to address all diagnoses under the category of speech/language delays or disorders.

Additionally, many children who are receiving speech services in the school require additional services. At schools, where speech pathologists are also highly qualified and perform a much-needed service, caseloads can be very high. Because of high caseloads, students are most often seen in groups with little or no individual attention to address their very specific needs and they might not be able to be as seen as often as parents may wish. Many families choose to seek additional therapy outside of the school setting to help their child meet his or her specific communication goals faster than he or she would in a traditional school speech therapy setting.

How is private physical and occupational therapy different from school therapy?
In Oklahoma, occupational and physical therapy provided through the public school system are categorized as related services. “Related services” under Oklahoma educational law are exactly as the name implies—these services are only available if the co-exist with another special education service. So, if your child is not on an individual education plan, or IEP, for other special education services, he or she cannot receive free occupational or speech therapy. The State of Oklahoma has a specific criterion, or test score, that a child must score below in order to qualify for services in the school. To qualify for services in a school in the State of Oklahoma, the diagnosis must also directly impact a child’s educational performance. There are some diagnoses that are not covered in schools because they are not “educationally based”. Private practices, following medical models, are able to address all diagnoses that a physical or occupational therapist would treat.

Additionally, many children who are receiving occupational or physical therapy services in the school require additional services. At schools, where therapists are also highly qualified and perform a much-needed service, caseloads can be very high. Because of high caseloads, students are most often seen in groups with little or no individual attention to address their very specific needs and they might not be able to be as seen as often as parents may wish. Sometimes physical and occupational therapists are hired in a school to “consult” with classroom teachers regarding a child’s specific needs and the child actually receives no direct treatment for the delay/disorder. Many families choose to seek additional therapy outside of the school setting to help their child meet his or her specific goals faster than he or she would in a traditional school therapy setting.

Will my insurance cover speech/occupational/physical therapy services?
Insurance coverage for pediatric speech, occupational, and physical therapy varies widely. A physician’s prescription or referral is required for insurance reimbursement. Any questions about financial or insurance issues can be addressed by our staff prior to your appointment. TherapySource for Kids is considered an in-network provider for the following insurance companies:


Blue Cross/Blue Shield
Health Choice
Tri-Care
MultiPlan
SoonerCare/Medicaid
United HealthCare

Please be aware that all deductibles and co-payments will be due at the time services are rendered. We accept cash, checks, and credit cards, including MasterCard, Discover, Visa, and American Express.

What do I need to do to get my child evaluated?
Please call our office to schedule an appointment, 918-250-7093.

What is your cancellation policy?
We ask that all scheduled appointments be cancelled at least 24 hours in advance so that we may offer that appointment time to our other patients. We value both our patient's and staff's time, and failure to give at least 24 hours notice will result in a cancellation fee of $25.

Please arrive on time for your scheduled appointment, and if you are going to be late, please call to notify us. Please understand that if you are late to an appointment, your child may receive a shortened therapy session.



 
Therapy Town

TherapySource for Kids is well known for the development of "Therapy Town".  It is our way of making therapy enjoyable and exciting for your child.  Click on the picture to get started at TherapySource for Kids.

Development Stages

association, audiology, > speech-language pathology, speech therapist

Age based developmental milestones include speech and language, social, emotional, cognitive, movement and more.

Therapy that Works

speech, language, hearing

At TherapySource for Kids we have developed a therapy that is natural to the child.  Our goal is to bring them to their desired destination with therapy in an atmosphere that is enjoyable.