We will continue one-on-one services in homes and daycares following precautions
Any equipment brought in by a therapist will be cleaned and disinfected prior to entering the home and after.
We have asked all staff to stay home if they are not feeling well or have any symptoms as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We ask that all clients and their families (anyone living in the home) follow this same protocol and contact the appropriate therapist to cancel therapy if feeling ill. (Persistent or wet cough, body aches, fever, etc).
We require all therapists, patients and families to be diligent with hand washing. Therapists will wash hands upon entering and exiting homes. They will have their usual hand sanitizer when soap and water are not readily available. We continue to closely monitor any recommendations from both the Board of Health as well as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and will update staff and families as necessary.
Frequently Asked Questions
We know you have questions. Click on any of the commonly asked questions below to see the answer.
Your child’s doctor may recommend physical therapy for a range of developmental, neurological, and musculoskeletal conditions. Your child may have been born with a condition that needs treatment, which is called a congenital disorder. In some cases, they might have sustained an injury or other concern that developed over time, which is called an acquired condition.
Occupational therapy (OT) can help people of all ages who have physical, sensory, or cognitive problems. OT can help them regain independence in all areas of their lives.
Helps treat children with communication challenges, both in how they speak and how they understand communication. Speech therapy also treats oral motor concerns, such as chewing and swallowing, as well as articulation, auditory processing and social skills.
The length of therapy/treatment sessions are based on individual needs. A session can be anywhere between 30 minutes and an hour. The typical speech therapy session is 30 minutes, whereas, the typical occupational therapy session is one hour.
The length of a session and the duration of treatment (how many months) is determined by a child’s evaluation and subsequent treatment plan. A mild articulation disorder would typically call for 2 half hour sessions weekly for 3-6 months. A more significant articulation disorder may be of longer duration because there are more sounds or phonological processes targeted in the treatment plan. A child with an autism spectrum disorder may typically be seen for half hour to 45 minutes per session depending on the level of severity of the associated language disorder. Duration of treatment may be 6 months or several years, depending on the number of goals that must be addressed as the child masters each level of objectives. So it is an individual recommendation, based on the evaluation.
Building Blocks Physical Therapy is here to help
We believe that the best kind of therapy is fun and engaging. So, no matter where treatment takes place, we strive to make our sessions enjoyable for children by incorporating game-based activities and exercises that strengthen the body and mind. If you are looking for Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist, or Speech Therapist for your young one, reach out today to learn more!