Crossway Pediatric Therapy provides services to a vast number of children in the clinic, at home, and in the school settings. Many of the therapists are required to leave the clinic throughout the day to treat children in other settings within the community. For families receiving services in the early intervention program of the CDSA, it is expected that you will be a part of your child’s therapy in order to perform the activities when your therapist is not there. We are here to educate you on how to play, transition and go through your daily routines so that you can also illicit the optimal responses from your child. Grandparents or other caregivers are invited to come to the therapy sessions at your discretion if you think that it will help to increase the awareness of how to work with your child.
Families receiving services in the clinic, we ask that you arrive 5-10 minutes before your appointment and return to pick up your child at least 15 minutes before the completion of his/her session. It is important to the therapists at Crossway to provide the best treatment possible to each child and must therefore adhere to his/her schedule. If at any time you feel as though you have not received enough information about your child’s treatment session or overall treatment plan, please talk with your therapist and set up a family conference.
If your child is attending a 60 minute treatment session it will typically be laid out as follows:
1–5 minutes — Therapist will ask about the child’s week and inquire about any changes in schedule, difficulties outside the clinic, affects of prior treatments, and other pertinent information.
45–50 minutes — Your child will receive about 50 minutes of skilled therapy
5–10 minutes — The last portion of the session the therapist may ask you to observe the child and/or discuss the overall treatment session. At this time the therapist will typically provide strategies and/or “homework” to translate treatment activities across settings.
Many parents and guardians find it very beneficial to come to each treatment session with a notebook and pen to record information provided by the therapist. Throughout your child’s time at Crossway you should expect to receive various hand outs, homework assignments, resources, home exercise programs, etc. Crossway is here to address the needs of each child; however, strategies and activities must continue within the home and community for your child to reach his/her highest potential.