Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some of our most commonly asked questions about Occupational Therapy and KidSensations

I think my child could benefit from occupational therapy. How do I get started?

Should you feel occupational therapy is a service that would benefit your child, contact KidSensations to discuss your concerns with the therapist, and schedule an initial evaluation. Upon completion of the evaluation, a separate conference time will be scheduled to discuss findings and any recommendations.

Following the evaluation conference, if treatment is indicated, a regularly-scheduled appointment time will be established for your child. The occupational therapist will provide your child’s pediatrician or specialist with a copy of the report and a prescription for therapy will be obtained.

What Insurance networks are you a part of or accept?

There are many different insurance providers and differing plans within a single insurance carrier. Most companies have a website that lists benefits as well as providers of medical services. Checking your policy, on-line or by calling the number on the back of your insurance card, will give each family a good idea of what services are included and any limitations or special circumstances.

KidSensations is an In-Network provider for the insurance companies Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, Humana, MediCaid, and Superior. We will file as an out-of-network provider for most insurance.

For families without insurance coverage, a discounted rate is offered if the cost is out of pocket for the family.

What kinds of things are children doing during a typical therapy session?

Each child’s sessions are individualized to the specific areas identified at evaluation. Some common threads are:

  • Fun, internally motivated movement activities
  • Carefully chosen and modified activities designed to challenge each child while remaining fun and enhancing a sense of accomplishment and self-esteem
  • Play on moving equipment to address skills such as balance, core body strength, and whole body coordination
  • Games and activities to promote strengthening of trunk, large muscle groups, and often hands and fingers as well
  • Crafts and projects to promote fine motor skills and task organization
  • Games, puzzles, and activities to address and improve visual perceptual, visual motor and ocular motor skills
  • Activities involving multi-step movement tasks to improve sequencing and memory, as well as motor skills and upper extremity coordination.
  • If applicable, practice with self-care &/or self-feeding skills, incorporated naturally into sessions

Are there things I can do with my child at home to help with improving skills?

Yes. As your child becomes familiar with the activities and games during therapy sessions, the therapist will recommend these, as well as additional exercises &/or activities to do at home, as it fits into your schedule. Regular participation in home programs can significantly shorten duration of therapy and speed progress.

I have more questions, but I'm not sure I want to schedule an evaluation.

If you would like to discuss your child’s status, email us at KidSensations, and we will get back to you to determine what, if any, the next step should be.

Do you accept major credit cards?

Yes, we accept major credit cards.

How do I make a payment?

You can pay on-line through PayPal by following this link, in person by check or credit card, or send a check by mail.

Can my child receive speech therapy services at the same location?

Yes. We have been the proud partners of Speak Freely Oral Motor Speech and Language Therapy since KidSensations was founded. Please contact them at to get started.