FAQs

  • Q. What should I bring to an evaluation?
    Posted on January 15, 2013
    A. You should bring the following to the evaluation, if you have them: • A completed Child Developmental History Questionnaire. If your child receives services with your local school district, bring any pertinent school reports such as an Individual Education Plan (IEP) • Other recent evaluation reports from physicians, neuropsychology, etc • If your child Continue Reading...
  • Q.. What can I expect at the first appointment/evaluation?
    Posted on January 15, 2013
    A. The therapist will discuss your reasons for being referred to rehabilitation. The therapist may observe your child in play or perform specific tests, or both. The results of this evaluation will be reviewed with you. Goals and a treatment plan to help your child reach those goals will be developed based on your concerns Continue Reading...
  • Q. At what locations do you offer pediatric rehabilitation?
    Posted on January 15, 2013
    LOCATIONS OF SERVICE: •PHARR •SAN JUAN •ALAMO •HIDALGO •MCALLEN •MISSION •EDINBURG •ELSA •DONNA...
  • Q. How do I know if my insurance covers therapy?
    Posted on January 15, 2013
    A. You are responsible for calling your insurance company to find out what coverage you have. insurance we accept: •AETNA •BCBS •HUMANA •CHIP •MEDICAID •MEDICARE You are also responsible for notifying the clinic of any changes in insurance....
  • Q. Our physician recommended my child for pediatric rehabilitation. How do I schedule an appointment?
    Posted on January 15, 2013
    Call central scheduling at 956.683.7770. They will direct you to the center nearest to you. A parent or legal guardian must accompany the child to the initial appointment....
  • Q. What is a PEDIATRIC Speech Therapist?
    Posted on August 23, 2011
    …a licensed professional trained in evaluation and treatment of children with: * Expressive and receptive language disorders * Communication disorders: stuttering, voice problems, and speech delay * Articulation and phonological disorders * Cognitive skills: problem solving and reasoning * Social skills/behavior management * Oral motor and swallowing skills...
  • Q. What is Occupational Therapy?
    Posted on August 23, 2011
    Occupational Therapy is a profession devoted to helping individuals function optimally in their daily occupations or activities. The occupations of children include play, self-help skills, learning and social interactions. Pediatric Occupational Therapy facilitates the development of age-appropriate sensory and motor functions to promote a child’s ability to play, learn and interact in his/her environment....
  • Q. What is the difference between an Occupational Therapist and a Physical Therapist?
    Posted on August 23, 2011
    Although their knowledge base is similar, occupational therapists typically focus on fine motor skills (i.e. grasping, handwriting), visual-motor skills, oral motor abilities (i.e. food refusal, food selectivity, oral motor dysfunction) and sensory integration. Physical therapists are specialized in gross motor skills (i.e. rolling, sitting, crawling, walking, jumping), functional mobility skills, postural alignment (including the legs Continue Reading...
  • Q. How do I make an appointment?
    Posted on August 23, 2011
    Referrals are received from various professionals including doctors, teachers, and other therapists. If you have a concern, discuss it with your physician, request a referral for therapy, then call us to set up an appointment!...
  • Q. As a parent, what is my role in my child’s therapy program?
    Posted on August 23, 2011
    Pediatric Potentials strongly encourages parent involvement in their child’s therapy program. Our therapists collaborate with the parents on an on-going basis to discuss progress, develop future goals and offer suggestions for activities that can be done outside of the child’s therapy sessions for optimal results....
  • Q. Will children receive individualized attention?
    Posted on August 23, 2011
    In order to provide the best care for children, we have enough trained therapist to provide one-on- one therapy....
  • Q. Who will pay for therapy?
    Posted on August 8, 2011
    The aim of therapy is to improve your child’s underlying skills to achieve more normal performance. Most insurance companies will pay for therapy if it is considered “medically necessary.” Standardized tests are used during the evaluation to assess the child’s current level of functioning. Measurable goals are devised from the child’s evaluation results. Progress is Continue Reading...
  • Q. What Is Rehabilitation?
    Posted on August 8, 2011
    Walking your dog in a park. Dashing down a basketball court. Mowing your lawn. We usually don’t think about the great gift we have to move, bend, lift, throw or push without limitation. But an injury or illness can take away those abilities and suddenly everyday activities become extraordinary tasks.Physical rehabilitation is the process of Continue Reading...
  • Q. What are the hours of your therapy program?
    Posted on August 8, 2011
    Our Centers are open from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday/Friday based on appointments. Therapy is from 30 minutes to 1 hour. Depending on the patients, clients usually attend therapy 2 – 4 times per week....
  • Q. Do I need a referral from my physician to schedule an appointment with a therapist?
    Posted on August 8, 2011
    A. You need an order or prescription from your physician to start therapy. If your physician has recommended therapy, but you don’t have a written physician order, call our scheduling line at 956.683.7770 for assistance in obtaining written orders....