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One of the key attributes that sets Florida Kids Therapy apart from other pediatric clinics is our environment. We strive to create a “real environment” for the children to work towards their therapeutic goals. Research states that simulating a child’s natural environment fosters quicker generalization of skills. Our clinic mimics a natural environment (playground, classroom, etc…) and children do not work in isolation with their therapist, but throughout the session encounter typical daily interactions, where they can work on their individual goals in real time.
Our clinic space is a fun, dynamic and colorful experience. It is designed for kids to move their bodies and have fun. At your child’s first visit, a therapist will greet you at the door. Some children separate from their parents easily and are excited to get started playing with the therapist; others prefer that their parents stay close by. We let the child lead.
During the first evaluative session, it should be fun and playful for the kids while the therapist is collecting important baselines through standardized assessments to determine how to best support and formulate goals for each child. For the older child, a conversation about their personal goals is addressed in this first session.
There are many ways you can explain why your child is going to Florida Kids Therapy.
Here are a few:
- If for motor skill training: It is a fun kids gym, to help make your muscles stronger
- If for social skill training: It is a fun place that kids go to meet new friends and have play dates
- If for occupational therapy: It is a fun place where teachers help you learn tools to help calm your body
Florida Kids Therapy is committed to providing home programs and school programs for each child. We work collaboratively with families and teachers to make sure everyone is working as a team in support of the child’s goals. Typically, at the time of evaluation, a school visit is performed in order to obtain information about a child’s functioning at school and to begin this collaboration with his/her teacher and school staff.
This varies for each child , each child is unique and it varies on a case by case situation.
The cost of an evaluation varies depending on the needs of the child. Please speak directly to your evaluating therapist to receive a more exact quote on cost for your child.
In its simplest terms, therapists and therapy assistants help people across the lifespan participate in the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities. Common therapy interventions include helping children with disabilities to participate fully in school and social situations, helping people recovering from injury to regain skills, and providing supports for older adults experiencing physical and cognitive changes.
Therapy services typically include:
- an individualized evaluation, during which the client/family and therapist determine the person’s goals, customized intervention to improve the person’s ability to perform daily activities and reach the goals, and
- an outcomes evaluation to ensure that the goals are being met and/or make changes to the intervention plan.
Therapy services may include comprehensive evaluations of the client’s home and other environments (e.g., workplace, school), recommendations for adaptive equipment and training in its use, and guidance and education for family members and caregivers. Therapy practitioners have a holistic perspective, in which the focus is on adapting the environment to fit the person, and the person is an integral part of the therapy team.