Therapy Services We Provide
Early Intervention (EI) is an NY State-funded program providing services to children, age 0 to 3, who are suspected of having or have developmental delay and/or disability. Services can only be established by state-approved agencies with an active contractor with Westchester County Department of Health (WCDOH). If your child is found eligible, appropriate EI services are identified in collaboration with the parent and authorized by WCDOH.
Family/parent training and counseling is provided by licensed clinical social workers. Children with special needs provide unique challenges to parents who are often looking for support and strategies as they meet these challenges. The parent trainer/counselor helps families cope with their child’s medical, behavioral, developmental, learning or health issues. Typical issues addressed include but are not limited to:
- Cognitive Delays
- Congenital Disorders
- Genetic Disorders
- Social Skills Difficulties
Occupational therapy is a skilled profession with roots in psychology, anatomy, neurology, and kinesiology that is aimed at maximizing a child's potential to function independently within his/her environment. The focus of therapy may be rehabilitation after an injury, habilitation when development is behind, fabrication of splints, recommendations for assistive technology, or adaptive equipment.
- Attention Difficulties/Poor Organization of Behavior
- Cerebral Palsy
- Coordination Difficulties
- Developmental Delays
- Down's Syndrome
- Fine Motor Concerns
- Gross Motor Concerns
- Handwriting Difficulties
- Occupational Therapy
- Sensory Integration Disorders
- Visual Perceptual Problems
- Motor Planning Deficits
- Sensory Integration Needs
The goal of pediatric physical therapy is to improve the performance of gross motor skills. Our seasoned physical therapists are skilled and experienced in the following areas:
- Balance and Coordination Disorders
- Executive Functioning
- Motor Learning/Planning Difficulties
- NDT and Sensory Integration Treatments
Speech-language pathologists, sometimes called speech therapists, assess, diagnose, treat, and help prevent speech, language, cognitive, communication, voice, swallowing, fluency, and other related disorders. Speech-language pathologists work with people:
- With cognitive communication impairments (attention, memory, and auditory processing disorders)
- With hearing loss (use hearing aids or cochlear implants are used in order to develop auditory skills and improve communication)
- With oral-motor weakness and feeding or swallowing difficulties
- With problems making speech sounds or cannot make them clearly
- With problems understanding and producing language
- With speech rhythm and fluency problems such as stuttering
- With voice quality problems (inappropriate pitch or harsh voice)
Some Causes of Speech and Language Difficulties
- Cerebral Palsy
- Cleft Palate
- Developmental Delays
- Emotional Problems
- Hearing Impairment
Speech problems can be congenital, developmental, or acquired. Our speech-language pathologists diagnose the nature and extent of impairment to record and analyze speech, language, and swallowing irregularities. They teach individuals how to make sounds, enhance their voices, or increase their language skills to improve their communication skills. In addition, speech-language pathologists work with family members to recognize and change behavior patterns that impede communication and treatment by teaching them communication-enhancing techniques.
Our Seasoned Speech Therapists’ Scope of Practice
- Articulation and Phonological Disorders
- Expressive and Receptive Language Difficulties
- Oral Motor Difficulties
- Pragmatic Language
- Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets (PROMPT) Training
Creative Wonders is currently an out-of-network provider with all insurance agencies. We have had success with getting insurance companies to reimburse our clients, but of course, each insurance company and insurance plan is different. Creative Wonders will assist you by providing daily clinical notes and reasonable effort to try to get you reimbursement Each billing statement will include the necessary diagnostic and procedural codes that your insurance company needs in order to process your claims. While Creative Wonders will work with you to the best of our ability to get coverage, ultimately it is your responsibility to contact your insurance company to fully understand your plan. Please call your insurance company to find out what services your plan includes.
Some important questions you should ask your insurance agent:
• Please review my out-of-network coverage? Is there a co-pay to Creative Wonders?
• Can I apply OT, PT or ST sessions toward my deductible?
• Do I need to obtain prior authorization, referral or an evaluation first before therapy services start?
• Once my deductible is met, will my therapy sessions be fully covered?