Sessions are usually 30 or 45 minutes. Most clients are seen once or twice a week
in the beginning. The number of sessions depends on what your current needs are.
Children who are seen for feeding/swallowing therapy services are typically seen for 2 to 3
sessions a week for at least the first 6 weeks of therapy.
The length of time a child is in therapy depends the nature of the problem and the goals
of the therapy. Some children have very specific goals that can be mastered quickly,
within 10 to 12 weeks. For others, therapy is an ongoing learning process and the
children come for a longer period.
Your fee depends on the kinds of services you request. We currently accept the following insurance plans: BCBS, Connecticare, Aetna and Cigna. We are out of network providers with Harvard Pilgrim and United Health Care.
We accept cash and checks for copayments and private pay clients.
As part of therapy, we provide families with take home work, training and support. Children make the most progress when homework is completed between sessions.
This is a decision made by parents and your therapist. Some children work better without their parents in the room. Some children do not like to separate from their parents. We like to have parents observe at least part of our session because the homework is easier when parents see us doing the work first. The only time we ask parents to leave is when siblings may be present and distracting or when the child works better without the parent in the room.
Some families, who cannot stay in the room and would like to see what is happening, look through the window, video tape portions of sessions or bring baby monitors to the sessions.