What to Expect During The Evaluation Process

  1. Telephone Consult: During an initial discussion with a therapist at Giant Leaps, you will be able to express your concerns about your child’s functioning and challenges. Together we will determine if an evaluation is warranted and the type of evaluation best suited to your child’s needs.
  2. Evaluations: There are several standardized evaluations with which we may choose to assess your child. At Giant Leaps, we are certified in the administration and interpretation of the Sensory Integration and Praxis Test (SIPT), which is the most comprehensive standardized assessment of sensory processing. The evaluation process requires from one to three hours of testing and observation of the child. Approximately one month following the evaluation, we shall provide you with a written report.
  3. Treatment Planning Consultation: If occupational therapy is indicated, following the evaluation, we will schedule a Treatment Planning Consultation, during which a therapist will meet with you to establish goals for your child. Additionally, we will make recommendations for home and school accommodations to improve your child’s functional performance.

Some nuts and bolts information:
If you have had an initial phone consultation, please download and complete one of the intake forms below. As soon as this information is received by Giant Leaps OT, it will be reviewed and you will be contacted to schedule an evaluation.

Registration Packet for Infant/Pre-School (pdf)
Registration Packet for School Aged (pdf)


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A prescription or order from your child’s physician is required prior to starting treatment sessions.

Many insurance plans cover occupational therapy services. Some plans require authorization prior to the initiation of OT services. Please check with your insurance carrier regarding coverage.

When a school is unable to provide needed sensory integration treatment, districts may elect to provide occupational therapy services from an outside provider. This commonly happens if the therapy is necessary to help maintain a typical school setting as the least restrictive environment.

Children will receive a regular appointment time generally one to three times per week for 30 minutes to an hour depending on the needs of the child.