What should I expect from the initial evaluation?

May 9th, 2019

The initial evaluation is a time for the therapist to get to know your child and examine his or her current levels of functioning, including strengths and areas of need. We encourage a loving and supportive environment where you and your child feel secure and comfortable. Since we work with children of all ages and developmental levels, we utilize a family-centered approach that includes observation and interaction with your child as well as feedback from you. Our therapists are the professionals, but YOU are the expert on your child!

The evaluation session may last up to one hour, not including time to fill out any paperwork prior to meeting with the therapist. Once the evaluation is complete, the therapist will review her initial impressions about your child’s needs and, if therapy is recommended, a treatment plan of care. At that time, we encourage you to schedule your ongoing appointments with the front desk.