Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Do I need a physician referral for therapy?
No, a physician’s referral is not required to schedule an evaluation. However, since SPROUT values creating individualized care plans using a multidisciplinary approach for its clients, a referral is highly recommended. With a referral, the therapist will be able to establish contact with all parties involved in the child’s care (physicians, school administrators, speech and/or physical therapists, mental health professionals, etc.)
NOTE: Should you wish to file with insurance, a physician referral is required.
Are all sessions offered at the clinic?
No, SPROUT offers three venues for sessions: in-clinic, in-school and in-home. We have found that offering in-school therapy is extremely beneficial for teachers, learning specialists and parents, as the therapists have the opportunity to observe behavior, introduce treatment plans and recommend classroom accommodations.
Can I observe the evaluation/treatment?
Absolutely! We highly recommend that parent(s) stay involved in the therapy process. We want you to feel comfortable and understand how you can support your child. Additionally, we may send the child (and you) home with “homework” to focus on between treatment sessions.
How do I prepare for the evaluation?
To get started, please reach out to SPROUT via our Contact Form. An Intake Packet will be provided for completion prior to the initial evaluation. Completing the packet prior to your appointment allows the therapist to utilize the information and focus on the evaluation process.
What can I expect from the first visit?
The first occupational therapy visit will include a discussion between you, your child, and the therapist. The therapist will use a variety of tests and observations to assess the strengths and needs of your child. At the end of the session, your therapist will determine the frequency and duration of therapy sessions, shall they be warranted. Your therapist will then work on a written report of evaluation findings.
How do I set up my appointments?
After your therapist has discussed frequency of visits with you, you will work with the therapist to establish an ongoing therapy schedule.
Do you accept insurance?
At SPROUT, we care about the quality of care for you and your child. As an out-of-network provider, we are able to ensure that we are providing the highest quality of care. SPROUT therapists spend no less than 3 hours per client per week, including but not limited to treatment, documentation, and communication with parents, school and medical professionals.
SPROUT is not currently contracted as an in-network provider for insurance. You will need to contact your insurance company directly to identify your plan specifics. We will provide you with the necessary documentation to file out-of-network as a courtesy to our clients.
If you have questions that are not addressed above OR if you are interested in scheduling a screening or evaluation, please contact us using the Contact form.
For a listing of our pediatric Occupational Therapy (OT) services, please visit our Services page.