Starting Therapy

Step 1

Call our office at (316) 618-1252.

We will ask you about your concerns for your child and get basic contact information, including any insurance details.

Step 2

Obtain a referral or script from your child's physician.

Contact your doctor to request a referral or script, and ask them to fax it to TheraPlay Spot at 316-869-2277. The script will need to say "OT (or PT or ST) to evaluate and treat" and should include any diagnosis codes.

Step 3

Complete Welcome Packet

Once we receive the referral, our front office coordinator will call you. We will verify your information.  Our Welcome Packet will be explained to you, and its link will be emailed. Fill it out completely and click submit.

Step 4

Schedule an appointment

Our Intake Coordinator reviews the Welcome Packet, then will call you to set up an appointment for an initial evaluation and give you directions to our clinic. 

Step 5

Your commitment matters. Expect reminders.

You'll receive a reminder call from the front desk 2 to 3 business days before your child's evaluation. 

Then 24 hours before, you will receive an automated text as a last reminder.

Step 6

Show up for your evaluation appointment

Children should wear comfortable clothes. Check in at the front desk and show proof of insurance. Allow up to 90 minutes and plan to participate throughout the evaluation process. For this reason, it is best if siblings do not attend this appointment. 

The therapist will gather information about your child by asking you questions, observing your child do a variety of activities and tasks, and will likely administer standardized testing to establish an individualized therapy plan of care.  

The entire staff at TheraPlay Spot would like to thank you for choosing us and welcome you to our family.

Included in our paperwork you will find:

  • Parent Questionnaire
  • Consent for Treatment/Medical Release
  • Privacy Rights (HIPAA)
  • Media Release
  • Medical Information Release
  • Cancellation Policy
  • Sensory Processing Disorder Checklist (if applicable)

Please read all forms thoroughly so that you are informed about the agreements you are signing, and ask any questions to better help us serve you and your family.

TheraPlay Spot

What To Expect Therapy Initial Evaluation

Allow at least an hour, up to an hour and a half. Please arrive on time and make yourself comfortable in our waiting room. Your evaluating therapist will meet you and your child there to provide a tour of our space to help familiarize your child with our environment. The therapist will use standardized and non-standardized tests, observation, and parent/physician information to get an overall snapshot of your child's strengths and weaknesses. Parents are strongly encouraged to contribute to the goal-setting process.

Once the evaluation is completed the therapist will discuss preliminary findings and offer some recommendations. Once the insurance authorization is obtained (if applicable) and the doctor has reviewed and authorized the evaluation, we will schedule your child for a weekly appointment for therapy. Every attempt will be made to find a mutually agreeable time for the appointments. Generally, therapy will be scheduled on the same day and time each week for consistency.

If you have questions or concerns as to how to explain your visit to TheraPlay Spot to your child, please call for individualized support depending on the age and concerns of your child. TheraPlay Spot is a warm and friendly environment, and you can reassure your child that they will have a fun and positive experience. The therapist will leave it up to you if you would like to observe your child during the evaluation. School excused absence slips can be provided upon request.