At Meridian Rehab, our therapists will provide an individualized assessment that best determines your child’s areas of strengths and areas that require growth and development. We will help to identify areas to develop that will make a difference in your child’s ability to participate and succeed in day to day living.
OT or SLP Assessment – $400
– The initial OT or SLP Assessment is typically 1-2 hours. The report that follows includes an analysis of assessment data and an initial treatment plan with functional goals and recommendations for services moving forward. The report will also provide objective information from observational/standardized assessment, comparison to age appropriate norms, goals, and further therapy recommendations
BA Initial Assessment – $400
– Identifies all behaviour areas of need for future services
BA Initial Consult – $1200
– The Full Initial Consultation takes place in-home and identifies needs, teaches basic principles, organizes a home-based plan and instructs the family on how to implement the plan. The consult sessions include up to 3 half-day assessments and the report/plan that follows.
Please note that the assessment pricing does not include therapist’s travel when booked outside of the Meridian Rehab office. All travel is billed at $100/hr for OT/SLP/BA.
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Our therapists can provide support to groups (e.g. an organization like a school) and individuals through a consultative model (little to no direct treatment, but coaching and supporting other adults in the child’s environment). We believe that building the capacity of the adults in the child’s environment can be one of the most effective ways of supporting a child. If we can help parents or caregivers sneak therapy type learning into everyday activities, we can see the child’s skills grow exponentially!
Rates for consultation are individualized based on the child or organization’s needs.
We provide individualized treatment programs. We can see you in our clinic, in your home, or at community locations (e.g. daycare, schools that allow private therapist to attend). OT & SLP sessions are typically 45 to 60 minutes in length –but this can be customized to meet you and your child’s needs.
At Meridian Rehab, our OTs & SLPs bill an hourly rate of $150 for direct treatment (i.e. a therapy session) and do not bill for most indirect costs associated with formulating and running a comprehensive therapy program. Travel and report writing is billed at $100 per hour. This format of billing allows for easy and predictable costs related to your therapy program.
We know that excellent therapy requires time and energy spent behind the scenes to develop a strong functional program. The ‘indirect’ work that goes on outside of the treatment sessions include:
- Preparing a plan and activities to meet treatment goals (for each session)
- Communicating before / after session with parents
- Documentation of session (it is mandatory by our regulatory bodies that we keep documentation of the work that we do)
- Creating specific materials for your child (e.g. visual schedules, communication pictures, speech sound cards for home practice etc…)
- Emails / phone calls
- Communication with other team members
Behaviour Analysis consultations can be longer in duration but tend to occur less often than SLP/OT. This is due to the nature of the service and our focus on parent training. These sessions also include extensive planning and writing time. For this reason, our BA programs includes additional hours for the indirect services provided. The following provides a summary of the types of consults we provide:
Half Day Consult
Includes up to 2.5 hours of direct time plus up to 1.5 hours of indirect time for programming (total of up to 4 hours)
Full Day Consult
Includes 3-5 hours of direct time plus up to 3 hours for indirect time for programming (total of up to 8 hours)
A consultant may also require a pre-approved 30 minutes monthly to cover on-going communication that occurs between the Behaviour Analyst and the family and other therapists on the child’s therapy team.
Meridian Rehab offers a variety of group programs. Group size will vary based on the children’s needs and abilities. Groups are customized to the goals of the children involved and provide an important venue for children to practice their skills. Some of the groups that we offer include:
- Social Thinking® Curriculum (We Thinkers, Super Flex, Social Detective)
- Learn to Play
- Physical Literacy for children with autism
- Speech sound groups
- Fine motor groups
Meridian’s therapists present at various events locally, nationally and globally. We can customize a workshop to suit your group’s needs and educational requirements. Topics that we frequently present on are:
- Be a Child’s Best Teacher: Introduction/Intermediate Methods of Applied Behavior Analysis and Verbal Behavior
- Learn to Play: Linking imaginative play to speech, language and social development.
- Language and literacy: the importance of developing strong literacy skills for academic success.
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