Step 1: Intake Form
Provide background information about your child, as well give a brief explanation of the reasons that you are seeking services. Our Client Care Coordinators works with you to gather information, provide an overview of our services, and help you schedule your first appointment.
Step 2: Initial Appointment with DBP
Your first appointment will be with a developmental behavioral pediatrician (DBP) to discuss your child’s developmental history, and current abilities and experiences at home, school, and in the community. The DBP will take developmental and medical history, does a detailed physical examination, and checks that there are not any apparent medical causes or contributors to the child’s developmental problems. The DBP will work with you to identify the questions that need to be addressed during the assessment or therapy process, and connect you with the appropriate developmental or clinical professionals in speech-language, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and psychology services for assessment and/or therapy.
Step 3: Evaluation/Assessment
If your child has never been assessed by a clinical specialist or has not had a formal evaluation within the previous 6 months, we recommend an assessment to determine your child’s strengths, weaknesses, and needs. The assessment includes several components, such as interviews, scoring the child’s performance using a standardized tool, and clinical, home and/or classroom observations (when appropriate).
Assessment times vary depending on the needs of the child.
Step 4: Therapy
Following assessment, the clinical professional works with the family and the DBP to establish a therapy plan structured specifically for your child that can take place in the clinic, at home, or at school. The treatment plan, which includes long-term and short-term goals, as well as frequency and duration of therapy, supports your child’s progress toward meaningful objectives for your family and helps you and your DBP and therapist measure this progress.