How do you know if OT can help your child?
- 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.
- Seems clumsy or uncoordinated (taking longer than expected to learn motor skills, bumps into other people or objects in the environment, falls often, etc.)
- Poor eye contact or difficulty interacting with adults/peers
- Covers ears, becomes upset, or complains about loud noises
- Difficulty following verbal directions or completing steps of daily routines
- Limited diet (does not eat certain food textures or temperatures, gags on food, etc.)
- Avoid movement activities such as swings, slides, hesitates on curbs or uneven surfaces, etc.
- Appears to be in constant motion, fidgety, difficult time sitting still
- Overly rough when playing
- Difficulty imitating actions
- Unsafe in community or at home
- 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
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Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ's)
How do I initiate service at PAT?
There are two ways to initiate service. First, you can ask your physician to send us a referral. We will contact you within 48 hours to set up an evaluation to determine if occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech therapy, counseling, ABA therapy, or psychological testing can help your child. Don't want to wait on your doctor? Request an appointment online. We will then give you a call to set up an initial evaluation.
Do we need a referral from a physician to receive services from PAT?
The only service that requires a physician referral to begin treatment is ABA therapy. For all other disciplines, You may bring your child in for an initial evaluation without a referral and we will contact your child's primary care provider.
If you are a physician or work for a physician's office, you may download our Physician Referral Form and fax it to 704-799-6825.
What insurance providers do you accept?
Is it better to treat my child in a clinic environment like PAT or at home where they might be more comfortable?
How is clinic therapy different from school-based therapy?
In a clinic, the goal is to provide therapy to address all aspects of a child's life (e.g.,sleeping, eating, playing), and includes functioning at home and in the community as well as at school. In the school setting, the intervention must be related to school-specific difficulties only, making clinic therapy a great supplement to address all of the child's needs.
What sets PAT apart from other clinics?
Does my child see the same therapist every time? If not, how do we make sure they are getting consistent treatment?
How often should my child have therapy and for how long?
The length of therapy will vary depending on the difficulties the child is experiencing. It is common for children to need 50-80 sessions of therapy. Therapy usually happens 1-2 times a week. It all depends on the child’s needs and goals. However, our patients that attend at least 75% of scheduled appointments reach their goals twice as fast as patients that only attend 50%. The better your child's attendance, the better their results! Therapy sessions are one hour in length for OT, PT, and counseling. Speech sessions are 30 minutes.
ABA Therapy is a more intensive therapy that averages 15-40 hours/week of treatment.
Psychological testing is a shorter-term process that includes an intake appointment, testing appointment(s), and a follow-up consultation.
Can my child have multiple therapies at one time?
Yes. PAT is a multi-disciplinary clinic. We offer ABA therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, counseling, physical therapy, and psychological testing. It is common for our clients to receive 2, even 3 services at one time.
We try our best to schedule your child's appointments back-to-back to reduce the number of days and times you come to the clinic on a weekly basis.
If your child is an ABA client, we offer pull-out services, where their other therapists pick them up and drop them off from ABA to complete their other services.