If your child needs physical therapy, it can be intimidating to take in how many hours a week they will need (and how much each of those hours can cost). As a result, getting the most out of your physical therapy time is essential. How can you ensure that your child gets the most out of physical therapy every week?
Explore Your Options
It is almost always worth it to investigate the neighboring school districts near where you live. Every district has different therapy options, including physical therapy, and every district expects the parent to contribute a different amount. If there are better services available only a couple hours away and you have the means to move, relocation is a great option. Every family has different needs, and your child’s physical therapy needs may be met perfectly elsewhere.
Do Your Homework
Every physical therapy session, ask for homework that you can complete with your child daily. Whether the homework is a series of exercises or another physical therapy activity, this will help your child to progress on schedule or even ahead of schedule. Never be afraid to tell your child’s physical therapist their progress on the homework or ask for more challenging exercises.
Survey the Market
Physical therapy costs can vary wildly depending on the experience and qualifications of the instructor. If you have a tighter budget and are willing to heavily involve yourself, going with a lower-cost option is a great idea. Don’t be afraid to survey multiple areas near where you live to see if physical therapy costs less an hour away. When taking stock of your physical therapy options, however, keep in mind that price can directly correlate to quality.
The Connections Therapy Center
The Connections Therapy Center serves families of children and adolescents with disabilities and special needs. We are a team of experts in the fields of pediatric speech, occupational therapy, speech-language pathology, and behavioral sciences. As a team, we offer intensive hands-on therapy for children and adolescents, as well as informative and useful resources for families. If you are interested in learning more about what we can do to help your family, visit us online or give us a call at (202) 561-1110 (Washington, D.C. office) or (301) 577-4333 (Lanham office). Want to get more information on how to help your child thrive? Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, and Pinterest.