Tuesday, April 21, 2009

CARE Resources

This morning the boys and I drove to Baltimore for an appointment at a pediatric therapy center. I had a hard time finding therapists that worked with children and took our insurance, but luckily I stumbled on the phone number to a place called CARE Resources. They work exclusively with children and take our insurance for occupational and physical therapy. They offer speech therapy, but do not accept any insurance for that service. So we will have to pay out of pocket for the speech therapy, but we feel that he really needs this extra help.

When we got to the therapy center I was greeted by some very nice women who sat and talked with me along with giving me a tour of the facility. They also played with Ryder to get an idea of what therapies he would benefit from and they agreed that speech is his big issues right now. So we are going to schedule a formal speech evaluation and then start speech therapy sessions. Once we get into a schedule for speech we will probably add in some physical therapy, but they like to start with 1 therapy and then slowly adding in others as needed. The speech sessions are 30 minutes long, but the OT and PT would be 45 minutes to 1 hour per session.

The really nice thing about using this facility for Ryder's private therapy is that these therapists are also the therapists that work for the county which means he could have the same therapists for his private therapy and the Infants & Toddlers program.