A physician's referral is required for occupational therapy and speech therapy evaluations and treatment. Your child's pediatrician can fax a referral to our office at fax #: 205.502.7171
The initial evaluation will always include a conversation with parents/caregivers to obtain and discuss medical and social history, strengths and interests, and areas of concern. During the initial evaluation the therapist will also use clinical observations through play to assess your child's abilities. Standardized assessments are typically used to evaluate your child's 'developmental age' and provide scores in order to track progress made during therapy. Following the interview, observation, and standardized testing, therapist, parents, and child (if appropriate) will collaborate on client-centered goals.
Feeding therapy evaluations include clinical assessment of facial structures, oral motor skills, and behavioral/sensory/social responses to different types of foods.
Evaluation appointments are scheduled for one hour. Please submit all of the requested intake paperwork prior to your child’s initial evaluation appointment so that our therapists can best prepare and complete the evaluation process during the scheduled appointment.
Once the initial evaluation is complete, our therapist will provide a recommedation on frequency and duration of therapy sessions (typically 1-2x/week for 45 or 60 minutes). Children 'graduate' from OT once goals are mastered and parents feel there are no additional concerns. Length of treatment time varies according to several factors including severity of delay(s), consistency of appointments, and compliance with home program.
A parent or guardian must remain on the property throughout the appointment, however we are currently asking that parents drop their child off to their therapist at the front door to decrease exposure risks related to COVID-19. When parent engagement or presence is necessary for the integrity of the therapy session, parents will be asked to sit in the treatment room, however the waiting area will remain closed at this time. There will be 5-10 minutes at the end of each session allotted to parent education and to discuss activities to practice at home during the week.
The BOOST Kids clinic has moved to downtown Homewood! We are on Oxmoor Road between 18th St. and Linden Ave. We have designated parking lots in front and behind our building for patients and families!
The physical address is 1754 Oxmoor Road, Homewood AL, 35209.
BOOST Kids, LLC is currently participating with the following insurance companies:
- BlueCrossBlueShield - AL
- United Healthcare
- AL Medicaid
Coverage will depend upon your specific insurance policy.
Please call our office with any questions regarding insurance coverage and pricing.