FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you accept insurance?

Yes! We are in network with Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare, Aetna, and Children's Star Medicaid. We can file with other insurers as an out of network provider.

Are you able to make home visits?

We really prefer to see our patients in the clinic due to the opportunities available there.  However, when truly needed for the family/patient/child and the insurance contract does not exclude home visits, if it is geographically manageable for us, we can make exceptions.

What is Occupational Therapy?

Occupational therapy (OT) is the use of assessment and treatment to develop, recover, or maintain the daily living and work skills of people with a physical, mental, or cognitive disorder. Occupational therapists also focus much of their work on identifying and eliminating environmental barriers to independence and participation in daily activities. Occupational therapy is a client-centered practice that places emphasis on the progress towards the client's goals. Occupational therapy interventions focus on adapting the environment, modifying the task, teaching the skill, and educating the client/family in order to increase participation in and performance of daily activities, particularly those that are meaningful to the client. (From Wikipedia)

What is Sensory Integration / Sensory Processing?

We learn, experience, and interact in the world through our senses.  Sensory processing is how we transform sensory information from within our own bodies and external environment into messages we can act on.  It is rare for us to only rely on one sense.  Our senses work together to give us a reliable picture of the world and our place in it.  Sensory integration as a form of treatment is targeted at providing sensory opportunities on a graded scale and with equipment designed to elicit appropriate behavior with sensory experiences.  In practical terms, therapy with sensory integration is fun, playful, active and interactive, analytical, and spirited. Sensory integration looks like play and is meant to be enjoyable to individuals. Sensory integration does not judge an individual's behavior, but rather, asks the questions, "Why do we behave the way we do?", and "How can we positively impact behavior through intervention?"  Sensory integration believes there is a neurological explanation to behavior and abilities.  OTs use sensory integration techniques to both assist individuals in adapting most optimally to their environments and in adapting environments to individuals for optimal performance.

Do You Treat Sport's Injuries?

Yes!

Do You Treat Dysgraphia?

Yes, along with general improvement of handwriting.

Can You Help with Feeding?

Yes.  Dalton Smith is certified in Vital Stim Therapy for swallowing and also has years of experience in feeding therapy and with sensory integration to assist with feeding.

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