FAQs
Can The Center for Pediatric Therapy help me determine which services my child needs?

Absolutely!  Please give us a call at (908) 333-4743  and we will assist in determining which therapy is an appropriate first step.

Are parents allowed to sit in on therapy sessions?

Yes, families are welcome. Your therapist will help establish the therapy routine that is most appropriate for your child and family.

My child has his/her first appointment today. What do I need to bring with me?

Please make sure to have any previously completed evaluations and/or medical records. Our center will email you intake paperwork prior to your first visit, which you should fill out and and bring at the time of first visit.

What happens if my child has a meltdown during a session?

All therapists at The Center for Pediatric Therapy are highly qualified to help children work through difficult situations. We welcome families to share helpful strategies as well.

What happens if I need to cancel a session?

You may incur cancellation fees if you cancel within 24 hours of a scheduled appointment.

What does the evaluation consist of?

The evaluation will be customized to your child.  Evaluations may include conversations with referring physicians, other health care professionals, teachers and/or a parent meeting to explain findings.

What is the difference between occupational and physical therapy?

The simple answer is that OT focuses on improving a client's ability to perform activities of daily living (ADL) and fine motor skills while PT focuses on improving a client's ability to perform gross motor movement of the human body.  Call our office and we’d be happy to explain in more detail.

Do you take insurance?

Our commitment is to provide the best personalized care that we can for your child.  As such, we have opted to be out-of-network providers.  We will provide you with all necessary documentation to submit for out-of-network benefits and reimbursement. Prior to therapy, please familiarize yourself with your insurance company’s benefits and requirements particularly if pre-certification is required.

What is a Good Faith Estimate (GFE)?

You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical care will cost if you are uninsured or are self-pay (not submitting your claims to insurance). Under the law, health care providers need to give patients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the bill for medical items and services.  Please click here for more information about the Good Faith Estimate.