Keeping Up With Growth & Development
At Therapy Monkey, licensed professionals use standardized, developmental screenings and evaluations. Using this information, we find out if your child is on the right development track and are able to identify any areas of concern. Typically, this takes 1-2 hours per discipline, depending on the initial concerns. It is not uncommon for a child to qualify for several services if they qualify in one. Your therapist may recommend additional testing with another professional to get a bigger picture of their overall development. We will spend time with you, discussing your biggest concerns. We will then observe your child, give them a formal test, and have you fill out a questionnaire. The results of this formal evaluation determines whether your child would benefit from one-on-one therapy. Services are customized to target your child’s needs. Whether they need help talking, eating, dressing, moving, writing, reading, walking, learning, or interacting with others, we are here to help!
Why Developmental Assessment Is Important
Don’t play the “Wait and See” game! The earlier problem areas are identified the better. Many children with developmental delays and/or behavior concerns are not identified as early as possible and critical formative years are wasted. Research shows that early intervention treatment services can greatly improve a child’s development.
“In the United States, about 1 in 6 children aged 3 to 17 years have one or more developmental or behavioral disabilities, such as autism, a learning disorder, or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. In addition, many children have delays in language or other areas that can affect how well they do in school. However, many children with developmental disabilities are not identified until they are in school, by which time significant delays might have occurred and opportunities for treatment might have been missed."
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