Frequently Asked Questions
What if my child will not cooperate while being tested?
Most professionals have appropriate toys that will create interest for your child. If a child is insecure about separating from his parent or caregiver, he or she may be asked to be a part of the testing experience It is important, in these instances, that you stay quiet and not prompt your child for the correct answer.
How much will screenings or evaluations cost?
Some agencies will screen a child at no cost. However, if a full evaluation is in order, payment will be expected. Fees may vary for different institutions. It is important to check with your insurance company to see what coverage you have. Some agencies charge according to a sliding scale to make the evaluation more affordable.
Is it important that the person is licensed or certified?
Having these credentials means that the practitioner has a state board or other organization that holds them accountable for their work. They usually require the health professional to take continuing educational units which keeps him/ her current in their practice.
Will my child outgrow a problem on their own?
Some children will catch up to their peers on their own. However, if the delay decreases your child’s self-esteem, increases his frustration level or negatively impacts your family – or if it could interfere with his future physical or academic success – the time you invest in early intervention will make all the difference to your child and to you.