What are the Advantages of My Child Receiving Therapy at School?

Whether for speech, occupational, behavioral, or physical therapy, there are countless advantages to choosing a less traditional course of treatment, outside the clinic and within the school system.

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  • Time is of the essence. In today’s society, the final ringing of the school bell rarely signals the end of the day. For many families, it may instead trigger a hustle and bustle of events blurred together with hopes that all extracurricular appointments may be kept and somehow managed flawlessly. Karate, girl scouts, therapy, chess club, soccer practice, and piano lessons are among the fun and engaging activities that will help your child develop physically, emotionally, and socially as he or she is learning and growing. One way to mitigate unnecessary stress, travel time, and planning is to check one of the activities off your child’s list before they even step out of school. Therapy sessions can conveniently take place during the school day, allowing more time after school for other activities, homework, and family time.
  • You may be able to receive insurance coverage for in-school therapy.
  • Increased opportunity for communication and collaboration. In-school therapy sessions allow the therapist to work with your child in his or her natural environment: the classroom. As a result, the therapist will have the ability to maintain an open dialogue with your child’s classroom teacher regarding your child’s real-life and directly applicable successes and challenges. Your child’s therapy session can therefore be more easily tailored to address specific issues that will in turn promote academic success.

With a new school year on the horizon, it may be a wonderful opportunity to explore the options your child may have to receive therapy in their school.

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