What about payments?

We have private cash pay discounts. Most major insurances are accepted: however, this is not a guarantee of payment. We are preferred providers for: Aetna ASSURANT HEALTH CIGNA CoreSource Health Net Healthscape HMA LifeWise Healthplan OR LifeWise of Washington MODA Health PacficSoure Community Solutions Providence Providence Preferred Network PURMSOI Regency BSOR Regency BSWA Tri Care West Region Claims Department United HealthCare WA Medicaid OR Medicaid If your insurance is not on the list, you can still use your insurance in most cases.

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Do I need a referral to make an appointment?

Depending on the treatment recommended, a physician order may not be necessary, however, insurance companies generally require a physician referral for insurance reimbursement. Check with your insurance plan for your specific contract with them.

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How do I get started?

- Contact us via phone to set up an initial consultation 541-386-0009 Talk to your physician about your concerns.  

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What are some symptoms I should watch for?

As parents, we generally adapt ourselves and the home environment for our children to be the most successful. Do you feel your child is still struggling in the following areas as compared to other children: Emotionally (Coping skills, behavior regulation) Physically (Coordination, injury recovery, balance, handwriting, or feeding) Sensory (Auditory processing, touch, smells, movement registration, or tolerance to movement) Issues with communication (Communicating ideas and feeding effectively) Social skills (Making and keeping friends, reciprocal interaction, understanding social cues) Learning issues (Dyslexia, writing, organizing, and attention in completing tasks) Speech and language (Articulation and structure of speech) Feeding challenges Then your child may need therapy. If your child hits their head (sports or otherwise) and they have persisting symptoms, therapy can help with improving processing of information, organization, emotional regulation, and visual skills.  

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Does my child need therapy?

If you have concerns about your child's ability to function like other children their age, an evaluation directed toward the areas of concern is recommended. Parents may call for a brief phone consult to be directed in the correct direction. We recommend you talk to your child's physician regarding your concerns. Your physician may or may not refer you to Kidsense for an evaluation. You may still schedule an evaluation without a physician referral, but your insurance may/ may not pay for the services without a referral. The timing of learning skills is important with children. It is O.K to call and ask vs. waiting to see!

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What is Cranial Sacral Therapy?

We know that fluids of the body comprise 60-70% of our total body weight and inhabits multiple compartments. These fluids are in a  continuous state of communication as well as in flux. There is constant change and renewal. Studies show, that most cranial sutures (lines between sections of the skull) remain mobile throughout a person's lifespan and most never completely ossify (bind or harden). Living sutures contain connective tissue, blood vessels and nerves. They maintain articular (vein and artery) function and serve as crossroads of metabolic motion and somatic (body) information. Cranial sacral therapy works with cranial sacral rhythmic impulses. Every 6-12 minutes there is movement of the cerebral spinal (CS) fluid through the body. Cranial sacral therapy connects with those subtle movements of the cranial impulses. By doing certain holds on the scull, spine and sacrum, as well as places throughout the body, the pathways are opened up for the Cerebral spinal fluid to flow freely and naturally. Treatment helps to regulate the central nervous system by opening up a clear pathway for CS fluid exchange. Waste products are created regularly from CS fluid as well as other parts of the body. If its not flowing it creates pockets of areas in the body and brain for disease. Fluid exchange is essential to health, so treatment helps calm the CNS and assist the body's systems to eliminate waste products. Rather than focusing on the disease, Biodynamic Cranial Sacral therapy listens to the health. It listens to the whole and focuses on what is right. Health guides the treatment. The embryo, in its perfect form, serves as a blue print for your body's ability to heal itself. The formative, absorptive, and regenerative fluid forces that

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What is Physical Therapy?

Physical Therapy is a health care profession concerned with prevention and management of movement disorders arising from conditions and diseases occurring throughout the lifespan. A physical therapist is trained in anatomy, neuroanatomy, physiology, and kinesiology. Specifically to pediatrics, a physical therapist studies childhood development of gross motor movement. A physical therapist will evaluate a patient, then create goals, develop and facilitate a treatment plan. With very young children, treatment is centered mostly around developmental and age appropriate play activities, which could include gross motor movement training, enhancing motor control and motor planning, therapeutic exercise, balance facilitation, training with mobility aids such as wheelchairs, walkers, or braces and consultation with parents and educators.

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What is Therapeutic Listening?

Therapeutic Listening® is an evidence-based protocol that combines sound-based intervention with sensory integrative activities. It emphasize vestibular stimulation and postural movement strategies. Occupational Therapists and other professionals now incorporate sound based technologies using sophisticated sound technology and music. This specially modified and filtered music produces specific effects allowing therapists to approach the auditory and vestibular system directly, having a tremendous effect on total brain functioning. Therapeutic Listening® is a structured program in which the child listens to a series of specifically designed music planned for each individual’s evaluated needs. The child may be engaged in particular activities to further enhance the treatment while listening to the portable CD’s twice a day for 30 minute sessions. There are 4 main areas of treatment response: Orientation and Regulation Space/Time Core Movement Patterns Connection and Communication Many areas of change have been noted with therapeutic listening including: arousal and attention, receptive and expressive language, speed of processing, social language and social-emotional maturity, balance and coordination, praxis (motor planning), motivation, affect, awareness of environment, improved sensory modulation, organization, feeding and sleeping skills, gravitational security, eye control, improved awareness, and regulation of hunger and thirst patterns.

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What is sensory integration/Sensory Processing Disorder?

Sensory integration is an innate neurobiological process that refers to the integration and interpretation of sensory stimulation from the environment. It is the brain’s ability to interpret and organize information from sensation for daily activity. Sensation includes: vision, hearing, taste, smell, touch, balance, gravity, position and movement. In contrast, sensory integrative dysfunction is a disorder in which sensory input is not integrated or organized appropriately in the brain.It may produce varying degrees of problems in development, information processing, and behavior. Problems that may arise in sensory integration include: learning issues, distractibility, hyperactivity, under-responsiveness to stimuli, poor coordination and balance, and contribute to difficulties at home work and play. The theory of sensory integration and treatment has been developed by Dr. A. Jean Ayres from studies in the neurosciences and those pertaining to physical development and neuromuscular function. Extensive training and testing is required to become certified to provide the Sensory Integration and Praxis test. Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) is the more recent term used to clarify the disorder. SPD can be described as having 3 sub-types including Sensory Modulation Disorder or SMD (where one may be sensory over-responsive, sensory under-responsive, or sensory seeking/craving), Sensory Discrimination Disorder or SDD (difficulty discriminating differences using the senses), or lastly a Sensory-Based Motor Disorder or SBMD (where children may have difficulty with balance, vestibular processing, motor planning and posture). To learn more go to http://www.spdfoundation.net or come to the free, monthly SPD Parent Connections Meeting held at Kidsense (541-386-0009).

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What is Occupational Therapy?

For children this is play, self care (feeding, eating dressing, safety…), school, and social interactions. An occupational therapist studies anatomy, neurology, development, and is able to analyze activities for functional outcomes. The occupational therapist assesses the whole person while assisting him or her to find and perform activities that are meaningful to their lives, enabling the person to increase function that may be delayed or declined as a result of a developmental disability, accident, medical or mental condition. The occupation of childhood is to develop skills necessary to become a functional and independent adult. These skills include: regulation and arousal level to attend and participate, sensory discrimination and processing, refinement of motor and visual processing skills, effective social interaction and communication skills, cognitive skills, age appropriate self care skills, and self concept. Adaptive equipment (such as switches, adapted tools, and splints), sensory integration techniques, and assistive technology may be implemented by the occupational therapist to achieve specific goals.

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