How do you know if OT can help your child?
Our Occupational Therapy Screening Tool is a great way to determine if pediatric occupational therapy (OT) is right for your child and can help him/her meet life’s challenges. Your child may benefit from occupational therapy intervention if he/she has experienced or is experiencing any of the issues below. Below are some of the key areas we specialize in. Call today to discuss how we can address the specific needs of your child.
  1. Avoids touching or being touched (especially if unexpected), dislikes getting dirty, seems unaware of pain, and/or displays upset with daily routine tasks such as dressing, bathing, washing hair, cutting nails, etc.
  2. Seems clumsy or uncoordinated (taking longer than expected to learn motor skills, bumps into other people or objects in the environment, falls often, etc.)
  3. Poor eye contact or difficulty interacting with adults/peers
  4. Covers ears, becomes upset, or complains about loud noises
  5. Difficulty following verbal directions or completing steps of daily routines
  6. Limited diet (does not eat certain food textures or temperatures, gags on food, etc.)
  7. Avoid movement activities such as swings, slides, hesitates on curbs or uneven surfaces, etc.
  8. Appears to be in constant motion, fidgety, difficult time sitting still
  9. Overly rough when playing
  10. Difficulty imitating actions
  11. Unsafe in community or at home
  12. Disruptive behaviors-impulsive, limited attention, resistive to new activities/changes in routine, difficulty moving from one activity to another, gives up easily, difficulty calming self
Call us today at 704-799-6824 or request an appointment for an occupational therapy evaluation for your child.

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ABA at Pediatric Advanced Therapy

ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) is a form of therapy that helps children with autism spectrum disorders, ages 2-12 years old (other ages considered on a case by case basis). ABA uses a one-on-one teaching approach to help children through reinforcement of desired behaviors. Children diagnosed with autism present with a spectrum of strengths and challenges, requiring a spectrum of interventions. When your child begins ABA at PAT, they will receive an individualized treatment plan, customized to their specific needs. Read more about getting started with ABA at PAT here.

Please click here to review our full guide to getting started with ABA at PAT. This guide will help you know what to expect from requesting services to the day your child starts treatment.

The ABC’s of ABA:

ABA uses a systematic approach to reduce negative and excess behaviors.

What does ABA help with?

Goals are custom made for each, individual child and meet the child in their current circumstance. Goals may work on one or more of the following skills:

How often will my child attend ABA?

The number of hours your child attends ABA will be based on your child’s individualized treatment plan. In your child’s ABA evaluation, our BCBA’s (Board Certified Behavior Analyst) will determine what time and frequency will work best for your child. Hours for therapy may range from 10-35 hours/week.

Is ABA covered by my insurance?

Yes! Both private insurances and Medicaid typically support ABA therapy. We accept NC Medicaid Direct (Alliance, NC Healthchoice, Partners, Vaya) and private insurances including Aetna, BCBS, Medcost, and United.

How do I get started with ABA?

Call us today at 704-799-6824 or request an appointment for an ABA therapy evaluation for your child.

Why PAT?

Come and witness the PAT difference! Our therapists are passionate about what they do and recognize the importance of collaboration between the therapist, parents and other providers to do what's best for each child. Our incredible treatment spaces offer a wide variety of options for treatment including individual gyms and classrooms for one on one therapy and larger settings where your child can work on socialization and other skills.


Receiving ABA at PAT gives your child the opportunity to also receive other therapeutic services integrated into their day. While at ABA, kids can participate in occupational therapy, speech therapy, physical therapy and/or counseling to enhance their progress toward their goals. Your ABA treatment plan will be tailored to your child based on their needs. We offer 100% in clinic treatment or our unique hybrid of in clinic and home based ABA. PAT is here to provide the best individualized treatment for your child in an incredible setting with world class therapists.

Want to tour the facility before you commit? No problem! We are happy to provide tours of our treatment spaces. Simply ask our ABA team during the onboarding process and we will arrange it.


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