One of our goals at Joy & Laughter Developmental Therapy is to be as transparent as possible during every step of your child’s therapy process. That starts with how to obtain services and your therapist will guide your through your therapy program so you know what to expect from beginning to end. If any time you have any questions or concerns about the process or what to expect next someone from our team will be happy to help. You can either call us (408)337-2727 or email us at email@example.com
|Are you or someone else concern about your child’s development? We accept referrals from the child’s parents, pediatrician or teachers. Once we receive the referral someone from our office will contact you to start the intake process.|
|Below is a link to our intake form.|
Please complete the Intake Form with as many details as possible, the more information we receive prior to your appointment, the sooner we can start treating your child.
|Once we have received your intake forms someone from our office will be contacting you to set up a fitting call with one of our therapist.|
The purpose of a fitting call is for you to speak with a therapist and learn a little bit more about our clinic and to ask any of your clinical related questions. It is also a time for you to discuss your concerns with the therapist and for the therapist to get an idea about what we will need to be doing in therapy.
If your child has not already received and evaluation it will be an opportunity for the therapist to gather information prior to an evaluation. This will save you time and money.
If your child currently has an evaluation from another clinic, this will be an opportunity for our clinical staff to review the evaluations and plan of care from the other clinics and discuss your child’s current levels to see if a new evaluation will be needed.
Once we have done a fitting call the therapist can recommend the evaluation.
|From the fitting call we will schedule one or more evaluations areas based on your concerns. On the day of your evaluation, based on what the clinician seeing they might recommend additional evaluations.|
Once an evaluation has been completed, your therapist will develop a plan of care and discuss goals with you prior to getting started.
PLAN OF CARE
|You and your child therapist will develop goals based on the therapist findings from their evaluation and what is important to your family. The therapist will help guide goals in a developmentally appropriate manner based on your concerns. Some goals may not be able to be worked on immediately if they are underlying impairments that are preventing your child’s from reaching those goals.|
|Your child’s therapist or therapy team will work with your child on the goals developed as part of the care plan.|
REVIEW OF PROGRESS
|At schedule intervals your child’s therapist will review progress towards goals and make any necessary changes to the care plan and review progress and home program for continue success.|
Treatment will continue after that, where the therapist will work on previous or new goals.
|Once your child has met all of their goals or has reached a developmental plateau they may be discharged from therapy.|
If after discharge you continue to have concerns about your child’s development, we encourage you to submit a new referral and we can create a new care plan.