Outpatient Therapy Myths:
“My child already gets therapy at DART, preschool, or school, so my child doesn’t need outpatient OT or ST too.“ FALSE
“Outpatient OT and ST is the same thing as OT and ST therapy at school.” FALSE
“My child doesn’t qualify for OT or Speech at school, so my child won’t qualify for, need, or benefit from outpatient therapy either.” FALSE
“My child had early intervention OT and/or ST. At transition, he/she no longer qualified so my child no longer needs therapy. FALSE
“My child won’t benefit from both outpatient and school therapy.” FALSE
These are common misconceptions that parents and caregivers have about outpatient OT and ST therapy services. There are significant differences between outpatient and School & DART based therapy services. We have some answers to clarify these “myths.”
School & DART Therapy
Unfortunately, these “myths” have prevented children from receiving beneficial outpatient occupational and speech language therapy services. Aspire Pediatric Therapy utilizes a wide range of standardized assessments and clinical evaluations to determine your child’s needs and challenges. Our comprehensive evaluations and skilled therapeutic interventions consider your whole child and address all relevant functional areas across all settings of your child’s life.
Contact Aspire Pediatric Therapy today @ 412-474-3566.
Aspire Pediatric Outpatient Therapy