Holiday Season 2018
Featured Blog Post

When most people hear the word "occupation" they think of jobs or other activities that adults engage in, but actually occupation is defined as what a person needs or wants to do that is appropriate for his or her age or life stage. Occupational therapy (OT) can help people reach their maximum independence level for all of their daily activities by changing something about their skill set, the actual activity, or the environment in which an activity is performed

In this month's featured blog post, Carolyn explains what occupational therapy means for babies and ways to tell if your baby may need OT.
Now Offering a Teletherapy Option!  

At Kid's Creek Therapy, we are dedicated to providing children with the highest quality therapy services available, and we understand that a traditional clinic atmosphere isn't ideal for all patients. Modern technology now allows us to provide high quality speech and occupational therapy treatment via teletherapy.

With teletherapy, consultations and therapy sessions are conducted remotely via a computer with high speed internet. Using secure live video chat, children are able to participate in a live, interactive therapy session, and parents are able to communicate privately with their child's therapist. Teletherapy is endorsed by the  American Speech and Language Association (ASHA)  and the  American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) .

Following are a few scenarios in which a family might opt for teletherapy:
  • Homeschooling families or those with multiple children for whom it is difficult to schedule regular clinic sessions for a single child
  • Children who are ill, homebound or have compromised immune systems
  • Families who live too far to easily travel to a clinic multiple times per month or who have limited access to reliable transportation
  • Children who have anxiety or other needs who are more comfortable receiving treatment in a familiar setting
If you believe your child or someone you know may benefit from teletherapy, call us at 770-888-5221 or  request a free consultation .
Intensive Therapy Sessions  

Have you checked the balance of your Flexible Spending Account (FSA) lately?
Do you know how many covered therapy visits your child has used this year?

We are offering intensive therapy sessions this December that may benefit your child AND help you maximize your health care spending. Families with an FSA need to use up the money in their account by December 31 so that it isn't lost forever, and intensive therapy can help you do that while also helping your child progress. If your child hasn't yet used all of his or her covered therapy visits for 2018, choosing intensive therapy now may be a good choice - especially if you anticipate your child will need more therapy in 2019 than your insurance plan will cover.

Call or stop by the front desk to verify what options are available to you.
Holiday Hours

The holiday season is approaching fast! Below you'll find the dates we will be closed in observance of the Christmas and New Year's Holidays.

Christmas - Closed Monday, December 24th and Tuesday, December 25th
New Year's - Closed Monday, December 31st and Tuesday, January 1st

Be sure to let us know at the front desk if you need to reschedule any of your appointments.
New Year - New Information?

It's important for us to have the correct information about all of our patients at the beginning of each calendar, so please stop by the front and complete a New Year Update form at your convenience.

Is your insurance changing for 2019? If so, please let us know as soon as possible so that we bill correctly for your child's visits.

Help Spread the Word About Kid's Creek!
Over the years, many of you have referred friends and family members to Kid's Creek - THANK YOU! We are thrilled that you trust us to treat your children. Would you mind taking a few minutes to support us by leaving a review on one or more of the following sites? 

Click each link to go directly to the Kid's Creek listing!

Do you know a child who needs our help? Let their parents know that we offer  FREE CONSULTATIONS and SCREENINGS . Many people are looking for a speech, occupational, or physical therapist for their child, and want to find a place that not only produces results, but values both the child and his/her family.
To refer a friend, have them mention your name and we'll take care of the rest. Plus, you will receive a Starbucks gift card for our refer-a-friend award program! 

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