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  • What is a pediatric occupational therapist?
    Occupational therapists work with people of all ages to help them participate in daily activities and occupations. A pediatric occupational therapist focuses on children and their ability to participate in various fields including, school-related activities, day-to-day routine, and, most importantly, play! Occupational therapists understands how social-emotional, physical, cognitive, communication and behavioral difficulties can affect a child's ability to participate fully in everyday activities. Some skill areas that pediatric occupational therapists help with include social interactions, handwriting, self-help, sensory processing, and visual fine motor skills.
  • How do I know if my child needs therapy?
    We are here to help you make this important decision. We offer a free consultation, which consists of a 15-minute phone call to talk with our therapist about your concerns. Before completing a full evaluation, the therapist will ask questions about your child’s development, address any concerns you may have, and provide recommendations in how to move forward.
  • What should I expect when my child has an evaluation?
    An evaluation allows an occupational therapist the opportunity to assess your child’s development. This assessment may include a standardized test, observation through play, medical history information, and/or parent report. Once the evaluation is complete, it will be determined if treatment is necessary. Treatment at Minds in Motion cannot be initiated unless a comprehensive evaluation has been conducted.
  • What areas do you serve?
    Minds in Motion provides telehealth for children located in Virginia and Florida. We also offer home-based services for children in Chesapeake, Virginia Beach, Norfolk, and Portsmouth, Virginia. Home-based services have an additional transportation fee depending on your location.
  • Do you involve parents in the treatment process?
    Yes. Parents are a vital part of treatment at Minds in Motion. Parents are often invited to observe therapy if appropriate, and parent education is an integral part of every therapy session. Each session is designed to allow the parent and therapist time to discuss progress and what was done during the therapy session. In addition, home programs are provided to the parent to increase carryover in all settings and help the child be more successful in reaching their goals.
  • Do you take insurance?
    Minds in Motion in a authorized participating out of network provider with Tricare. We submit claims for families who have Tricare Select and Prime with required documentation. We are also an approved provider for children who have received the K-12 Accelerated Learning Grant. To provide quality care without limitations incurred by insurance companies, Minds in Motion is otherwise a private pay practice. We create treatment plans that serve your child’s holistic needs and avoid the hassles of fighting with insurance companies to do so. We are an out-of-network provider. However, we provide superbills with all necessary information to submit invoices to your insurance company for reimbursement.
  • How do I know if my insurance covers therapy?
    We strongly advise you to contact your insurance provider and ask about the benefits included in your health care plan and coverage for out-of-network providers. Minds in Motion does provide medical necessity documentation required by insurance providers and itemized superbills needed for reimbursement.
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