Q: How do I determine if services are appropriate?
A: Once you have contacted South Shore Therapies, we will arrange for one of our clinicians to contact you and discuss your concerns. Based on that conversation we can determine the appropriate evaluations, consultation or treatment that can best serve your child. If services are required we will work with you to set up appointment dates and times that work within your daily schedule.
Q: Will my insurance cover services?
Q: What is the insurance process?
Q: What other information should I provide to South Shore Therapies?
Q: How does therapy at SST differ from the service my child can get in school?
Q: How can I help support my child’s progress at home?
Q: What does a pediatric occupational therapist do since a child does not have a job?
A: An individual’s occupations change over time. An infant’s main endeavor is to develop the ability to regulate their bodies and communicate when they are comfortable or uncomfortable. A pre-schooler works on the tasks of exploring, playing and learning age-appropriate motor skills, activities of daily living, and social behaviors. Once in school, the child develops greater refinements in skill for academic learning and pre-vocational development, including tool use, planning and organizational skills, problem solving, and independent task follow through. A pediatric occupational therapist will address the foundations and specific skills the individual needs at each stage of development to ensure greater success in the skills of daily living.
Q: What is the correct terminology to use for a child with sensory difficulties?
Q: What is Sensory Defensiveness?
Q: What is proprioception?
Q: What is a sensory diet?
Q: Will my child outgrow sensory difficulties without intervention?
Q: What is visual perception?
Q: Can you explain what activities of daily living are?
Q: How does visual-motor integration relate to handwriting?
Q: What is the difference between speech and language?
A: Language is a code that is made up of a series of rules which we use to express our wants and needs. Forms of language include reading and writing, gesturing, and talking. Speech is the actual spoken form of language
Q: What is the difference between receptive and expressive language?
Q: Will problems with hearing affect my child’s speech and language development?
Q: What is an auditory processing disorder?
Q: My child repeats sounds and words sometimes when he or she is trying to tell me something. Is this a stutter and should I be worried?