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Schedule a free 15-minute phone screenings with one of our expert clinicians to discuss your areas of concerns. Our goal for the screening is to determine if an assessment is appropriate, ensure that we are the best fit to meet your child’s needs and answer your questions about our process. We recognize how overwhelming it can feel to figure out how to begin the process of getting your child help. We are here to make that a little less confusing.
Comprehensive Therapy Evaluations
We believe that the best way to help your child is to truly understand the underlying challenges that are getting in the way of success. As such, we recommend completing a thorough evaluation. As occupational therapists, it is our job to not just identify functional concerns (i.e. difficulty cutting) but to understand and address the why. We are always asking ourselves why is a task hard and what can we do to improve the underlying deficit?
Individualized Therapy Services
We do not believe in one sized fits all approaches. We take many factors into account when determining how to support your child. For example, research shows that incorporating an intensive model is the most effective however we recognize that this approach is often not possible for all families for various reasons. We work with you to come up with a plan that fits with your priorities.
What Makes AVCTC Different?
Almaden Valley Children’s Therapy Center (AVCTC) is a boutique pediatric clinic in San Jose that provides an intimate and tailored approach to supporting your child’s mind and body development so that they are better able to manage their complex emotions, cope with the sometimes overwhelming demands of their environment and participate successfully in their daily lives as independently as possible. We strive to give our parents and caregivers the tools and resources they need to better understand their child in order to support them as they grow. Additionally, we believe in providing the same level of support to our therapists through ongoing mentorship and continuing education.
At AVCTC We Believe…
Meet Our Team
Prior to scheduling an evaluation, we offer a complimentary phone screening. During this phone call with one of our licensed pediatric therapists you will share your current concerns and history. Based on the information provided we will provide suggestions on the next best steps. Our goal in offering this free service is to ensure you are on the best path forward for supporting your child. We are not the best fit for every situation but we do feel comfortable in supporting you to know the best next step. During this call we will also share more about our process.
How To Get Started
STEP ONE Screening
We offer a complimentary phone screening to learn more about your child to explain our process, and to answer any questions you may have. The purpose of this call is to ensure we are a good fit for you and your child’s needs
STEP TWO Obtain Referral
Once we determine that you’d like to schedule an evaluation, you will need to obtain a signed prescription form from your doctor that includes a diagnostic code. This will allow you to try to obtain reimbursement from your insurance company.
STEP THREE Schedule
Contact our office to schedule your evaluation or to get on our wait list. In order to get on our waitlist or schedule an evaluation, we require a $100 non-refundable deposit
STEP FOUR Complete Office Forms
You must complete our intake document and policy and procedure packet at least one week before your scheduled appointment. These documents help us prepare for the assessment
STEP FIVE Complete Evaluation
During the evaluation one of our therapists will work with your child to perform a variety of fun tasks. It is recommended that one parent/guardian be present but that you allow the therapist to take the lead and guide the session to ensure we capture an accurate picture of your child. You can expect to receive a report within two weeks of the last testing session.
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