spacerWho pays for Therapy?

Kids Therapy Company accepts the following insurances: Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna. Harvard Pilgrim, NH Medicaid, MaineCare, Tufts and United Health Care. Most insurance companies offer coverage for medical necessary occupational therapy services. You will want to check the coverage on your particular plan for specifics. Families are responsible for co-insurance and deductibles.

There are reduced rates for families who self-pay at the time of the evaluation or treatment session.

What is needed in order to begin therapy?

Medical orders are needed from your child's primary care provider. An insurance referral may also be needed depending on your insurance plan.

How do I know if my Child needs Feeding Therapy?

Research indicates that the prevalence of pediatric feeding and swallowing disorders is 80% in the special needs population and 20% in typically developing children. Feeding disorders come in all shapes and sizes. If you answer yes to any of the following your child is a candidate for a feeding evaluation.

  • Ongoing poor weight gain (rate re: percentiles falling) or weight loss
  • Ongoing choking, gagging or coughing during meals
  • Ongoing problems with vomiting
  • More than one incident of nasal reflux
  • History of traumatic choking incident
  • History of eating & breathing coordination problems, with ongoing respiratory issues
  • Inability to transition to baby food purees by 10 months of age
  • Inability to accept any table food solids by 12 months of age
  • Inability to transition from breast/bottle to a cup by 16 months of age
  • Has not weaned off baby foods by 16 months of age
  • Aversion or avoidance of all foods in specific texture or food group
  • Food range of less than 20 foods, especially if foods are being dropped over time with no new foods replacing those lost
  • An infant who cries and/or arches at most meals
  • Family is fighting about food and feeding (i.e. meals are battles)
  • Parent repeatedly reports that the child is difficult for everyone to feed
  • Parental history of an eating disorder, with a child not meeting weight goal

How do I know if my child has a sensory integration disorder?

As efficient organization of sensory information provides the foundation for the development of functional skills, there can be many potential outcomes that might cause a parent concern.

A disruption in sensory processing can result in sensory defensiveness (sensory seeking or sensory avoiding behaviors), problems in self-regulation (activity levels too high or too low, not matched for the task at hand), and difficulties with praxis (the ability to conceive, organize and execute skills of all kinds). Disruptions in processing sensory information can interfere with self-care skills, language skills, motor skills, academic skills, and social/emotional skills.

Some specific concerns might be:

  • Takes a long time to learn a new task/skill.
  • Seems clumsy, has too many accidents.
  • Not keeping up with peers.
  • Presents as a behavior problem at school.
  • Has trouble with handwriting.
  • Demonstrates unpredictable behavior in social situations, especially new or highly stimulating ones.
  • Acts restless/fussy when held.
  • Displays short attention span.
  • Seems overly dependent on routine or schedules and/or easily upset with minor changes.
  • Acts impulsively or explosively.
  • Angers easily or frequently accused of of fighting, acting out or "bullying" others.
  • Appears overly colicky or fussy.
  • Exhibits "picky" eating behavior.