Frequently Asked Questions
What is your new patient procedure?
Upon contacting Dynamic Pediatric Therapies, we will send you an intake packet to help you get authorized with insurance. From there, we will begin the evaluation process to get your child started with therapy as soon as possible.
How long is a typical therapy session?
Therapy sessions depend on the child and what we feel is best for their treatment plan - typically we keep sessions to 60 minutes.
Do you accept Medicaid?
At this time, we do not accept Medicaid. If you have questions regarding this or our services, please contact us by email.
What age groups do you serve?
We serve kids ages 2-16.
What is your cancellation policy?
If you need to reschedule or change your session, we request that you provide 24 hours notice. If you cancel within 24 hours, you may be assessed a charge for the missed session.
What is OT? What is ABA? How does one compliment the other?
Occupational Therapy (OT)
Occupational therapy services can help your child more effectively engage in their daily routines. Following a comprehensive evaluation, an occupational therapist will develop and create an individualized plan of care to target your child’s unique needs. The sessions can focus on gross and fine motor skills, developmental activities, play, sensory strategies, and adaptive techniques to make daily activities more accessible, more successful, and more fun! Occupational therapists always strive to help your child improve the skills that will benefit their quality of life and help them achieve their highest level of independence.
Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA)
ABA is an evidence-based therapeutic model that engages the science of learning and behavior to help children increase the frequency of beneficial behaviors and decrease the frequency of harmful or self-limiting ones. In other words, ABA targets maladaptive behaviors to help children practice more desirable social behaviors, learning strategies, and communication skills. Therapists carefully track behavioral data trends to help both the child and caregivers better understand the factors that prompt a particular behavior, the child’s response, and the most effective consequences to help the child adapt.
ABA relies heavily on using positive reinforcement to motivate a child toward beneficial behavioral change.
Benefits of Mutual Approach and Practice Methods
Using evidence-based techniques proven to help manage a wide spectrum of behavioral disorders, applied behavior analysis (ABA) is often used in conjunction with occupational therapy (OT) to help clients function in their daily life. Our OT and ABA therapists work closely on treatment and goals to ensure your child is getting the best form of care. OT and ABA both involve detailed and careful observation and analysis of clients and their environment. They both use a holistic approach that considers multiple factors including the environment and sensory difficulties in diagnosis and treatment. OT and ABA both stress the unique and individualized plan of care rather than a formulaic approach. Together both OT and ABA share the big picture goal of teaching appropriate skills and behaviors to increase functional independence and socialization in your child's daily life.