What insurances do you accept?
We accept Blue Cross Blue Shield, Tufts, Allways, and Harvard Pilgrim in-network and all other private health insurances out of network. We do not accept MassHealth or Medicaid as primary insurance.
How do I schedule an evaluation?
Please contact OSP at (774) 608-7253 to register your child and schedule an evaluation. You will then need to contact your child’s pediatrician for a referral. They will then fax a script to our facility at (774) 343-5806.
What should I bring to my child’s evaluation?
Prior to your child’s initial evaluation, registration, intake, and developmental history forms will be sent via email. Please ensure that these forms are filled out to their entirety prior to your appointment.
Also, please bring a current photo ID (license), a copy of your child’s insurance card, a credit card to keep on file, school reports (evaluations, IEP, report cards, etc.), prior evaluations (neuropsychology evaluations, etc.), current list of medications with dosages, and equipment your child uses regularly (eyeglasses, orthotics, splints, etc).
How can I prepare my child for the evaluation?
We know that new experiences, people, and places can make a child feel anxious and nervous, so we will do everything we can to make your child feel comfortable from the moment they arrive. All of our spaces and treatment rooms are comfortable, inviting, and kid-friendly. Please be cautious of informing your child they are going to the “doctors” as this often can hold a negative connotation. Instead, let your child know they will be meeting a new friend to play with.
What should my child wear to the evaluation?
For your initial evaluation, please have your child wear loose, comfortable clothing, socks, and sneakers.
How long does the evaluation last?
Speech and physical therapy evaluation are booked for 60 minutes. Duration of occupational therapy evaluations vary based on the level of evaluations being conducted. These vary from 45-90 minutes, and duration will be confirmed during scheduling of the evaluation.
What is my role during the evaluation?
During your child’s evaluation, you may be asked to remain in the waiting room for your child’s therapist to conduct clinical observations and standardized assessments. You may be asked to fill out parent checklists and questionnaires regarding your child. The therapist may also ask you to be present during the evaluation in order to answer questions in regards to your child or observe exercises that will be provided as a home exercise program.
When will I get a written report?
You will receive a written report within 7 business days following the evaluation OR at first follow-up visit. There are also opportunities to schedule a follow up appointment to discuss evaluation results and treatment plan/goals without your child present. Please ask our business director or front office staff for more details.
Can I bring my other children?
If possible, it is recommended that siblings stay at home. Understanding that childcare is sometimes difficult, when bringing siblings it may be helpful to remain in the waiting room with your other children to allow the therapist to give their undivided attention to your child during their session. If you predict that your child will have a difficult time separating from you or that you are a necessary participant in the evaluation, please bring another adult to occupy and watch your other child(ren) in the waiting room.
What can I expect after the evaluation is completed?
Following your initial evaluation, the clinician will make recommendations regarding a Plan of Care for your child. If services are recommended, pending insurance authorization, you may then schedule follow-up appointments or have our front desk contact you at a more convenient time.
How long can I expect my child to be attending therapy?
Given the wide range of diagnoses and specific characteristics each child presents with, an initial Plan of Care will be determined based on clinician’s recommendations. Progress reports are written intermittently throughout a child’s time in therapy to re-assess or make modifications to goals/plan. At times, a therapeutic break from services may be recommended due to a variety of reasons.
In order to ensure generalization of skills across various settings, different intensities of service delivery in more than one therapy setting may occur simultaneously. For example, in a given period, a child may have therapy once a week in the school setting but only once a month in the outpatient setting. Due to the many factors that determine intensity of care, it is expected that intensity of therapy will change over time, and frequency and length of visit also may change within an episode of care.