- How long are the therapy sessions?
Speech/Language and occupational therapy sessions are 45 minutes in duration.
ABA sessions are usually 1.5 to 2 hours in length.
Social skills groups are one hour in duration.
- Who supervises the therapists?
The supervisor of each discipline, a senior therapist, works with the individual therapist to develop a therapeutic plan and is responsible for reviewing weekly the therapist’s ongoing work with each child.
- What is Dr. McCarton’s role?
Dr. McCarton has supervisory responsibility for all evaluation and treatment plans. After a child is evaluated at the Center, Dr. McCarton will schedule a six month follow-up developmental visit to measure the progress of the child. In older school age children, the follow-up visit may be yearly. Follow-up visits are extremely important in order to determine if the therapeutic program is meeting the needs of the child.For those children who receive therapy through the Center, Dr. McCarton meets regularly with division heads to review each child’s program. She takes part in monthly interdisciplinary meetings for each child who receives more than one type of therapy at the Center. She makes home and school visits and will often observe a child’s therapy session to see how the child is progressing. Dr. McCarton is always available to meet with parents whenever a question arises about their child.
- How often do parents meet with the therapists to discuss the program?
Therapists usually speak to the child’s parents after each therapy session. More comprehensive interdisciplinary meetings to review a child’s progress are usually scheduled every 4 to 6 weeks.
- What are the typical ages for children who are evaluated and treated by The McCarton Center?
Children who are evaluated and treated by The McCarton Center typically range from birth to age 14.
- How does the Center consult and cooperate with outside MDs or therapists?
The McCarton Center works extensively in a professional and cooperative manner with any outside physicians or therapists involved in the child’s intervention program. This partnership can include ongoing communication, review of reports/findings and participation in team meetings.