What Can I Expect When I Call CTI?

When you call CTI, the front desk will take down basic information as well as your concerns. Typically, within 24-72 hours, you will receive a return phone call from the Therapy Manager who will further discuss your needs and help you to determine if you or your child would benefit from any of the services offered at CTI.

If it is determined that services are necessary, the Therapy Manager will help you to decide what would be best for your individual situation.  Our goal is to provide you with the highest quality and most efficient and effective services.

Occupational Therapy

Our licensed occupational therapists use meaningful and purposeful activity to help children and
their families “Live Life to the Fullest!”

•         Assessments (Comprehensive and Modified)

•         Individual Treatment including Interactive Metronome (IM) and Therapeutic Listening (TLP)

•         Independent Assessments/Second opinions

In order to provide the most effective intervention, it is important to determine what the functional difficulties are for your child and why they are occurring.

Comprehensive Occupational Therapy Assessment

A comprehensive assessment is recommended when a family wishes to gain a better understanding of why a child is having difficulties. In a comprehensive assessment, our occupational therapist(s) evaluate your child’s sensory processing (including modulation, discrimination, postural control, and praxis), behavior, attention, fine motor, gross motor, oral motor, visual-motor integration, self-care, play, leisure, school and social skills. This includes standardized testing, functional activity evaluation, and clinical structured and unstructured observations. These assessments generally last from 1 ½ to 2 hours.

If requested and if it is determined to be appropriate, the SIPT (Sensory Integration and Praxis Test) can be administered as part of the comprehensive assessment. This typically requires two, 1 ½ to 2 hour sessions and involves an additional cost.

Parents complete a developmental history, along with additional forms (for example, the Sensory Processing Measure, Sensory Profile, etc.). After the assessment, the occupational therapist(s) will score, interpret and synthesize the information. A comprehensive report is then written.

Within a few weeks of the assessment, the parents and/or caregivers will sit down with the therapist(s) to review the report. This is an excellent opportunity for parents to understand the connection between the day to day difficulties they are observing and the underlying reason for these difficulties. This is a wonderful opportunity for questions and discussion between the family and therapists. Our parents frequently report “Aha” moments. Many report feeling validated in their own observations of their child’s difficulties.

 Modified Occupational Therapy Assessment

A modified occupational therapy assessment may be requested or recommended. These types of assessments are typically recommended when a child has had a previous assessment in the schools, in a different clinic, or if parents are not requesting or in need of a comprehensive written assessment and follow up.

This assessment allows the occupational therapist to gather all of the necessary information to make recommendations and determine a plan of treatment. It includes, as necessary, standardized testing, functional activity evaluation, and clinical structured and unstructured observations. Parents will be asked to complete a developmental history as well as any other necessary paperwork. These assessments typically require a clinical hour to complete.

A modified assessment does not include a comprehensive written report or a follow-up meeting with the therapist(s).  A current occupational therapy evaluation report, with goals and a treatment plan, is required when submitting for insurance reimbursement.


Speech Therapy

At CTI your child can also receive a variety of speech and language services by our licensed and certified Speech-Language Pathologist(s). These services include:

  • Comprehensive Speech-Language Evaluation
  • Individual Treatment
  • Independent Assessments/Second Opinions

A comprehensive Speech-Language Evaluation may be warranted to determine your child’s specific needs and to tailor a treatment program to address those needs.  Evaluations vary from child to child and address deficits in the areas of:

  • Receptive and Expressive Language
  • Pragmatic/Social Language
  • Articulation and Phonological Processing
  • Oral Motor Structure, Function and Planning
  • Fluency
  • Voice Screening

Evaluations typically last 1 to 2 hours and may include a detailed report and parent conference, depending on the situation. Your therapist will offer recommendations for treatment during this time. Individual therapy 1-2 times per week effectively treats a large majority of speech-language delays and disorders, however, your therapist will make recommendations based on your child’s needs.