Outpatient therapy

Occupational therapy services at the institute require a referral from a primary care physician that includes a clear statement of the referral concern. Therapy can occur in the clinic or in the home, depending on the stated needs of the individual at the time of referral.

Occupational therapy outpatient therapy

The initial evaluation

The initial evaluation will focus on the referral concern and will include one or more of the following:

The evaluation summary

The evaluation summary will include recommendations for therapy and a treatment plan that typically requires authorization by the individual’s medical insurance provider. Therapy sessions will include skill-building activities that are creative, functional, engaging and can be incorporated into a home program. The individual receiving therapy and their caregivers play an active role in the therapy process.

Short-term, intensive, small group or individual treatment opportunities may be available during the summer months for children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy, or handwriting difficulties. The following opportunities are available to qualifying individuals on a limited basis: