To better serve our patients, therapists at Children’s use a philosophy called Episodes of Care. It is designed to help create a specialized treatment plan for your child. This plan helps therapists identify the goals and intensity of rehabilitative care.
You are an important part of this process. As a part of the rehabilitation team, you can help us consider several factors, including:
- Your child’s needs based on his diagnosis
- Goals for your child’s therapy
- Amount of therapy needed
- How your child progresses during therapy
- Resources (e.g., availability, transportation, funding and family support)
Episodes of Care consists of four treatment paths:
- Intensive therapy – frequent visits for a limited amount of time (three or more a week)
- Weekly therapy – regular visits for a limited amount of time (one or two a week)
- Periodic therapy – one or two visits per month
- Consultative therapy – visits scheduled as needed
Once your child reaches therapy goals, he will be discharged. However, a discontinuation of therapy can occur for several reasons, including a change in your child’s medical condition, lack of parent participation and a decrease in funding source.