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FAQs

Where is your clinic located?
The address and phone number of the Boise clinic may be found on the bottom of this web page.

What is physical therapy?
Physical therapy is the treatment consisting of exercising specific parts of the body such as the legs, arms, hands or neck, in order to increase flexibility, strength, mobility, and functionality. Physical therapists seek to improve an individual’s physical performance through the use of exercises and training that enables an individual to overcome trauma resulting from illness or injury.

What is occupational therapy?
Occupational therapy treatment allows individuals to live their lives normally with independence and satisfaction. It helps people to master the “job of living” through treatment that increases mobility, flexibility, coordination, and overall physical performance. Occupational therapy also seeks to understand and overcome the physical, social, and emotional trauma associated with illness or injury.

What is speech/language therapy?
Speech therapy is the treatment of physical and/or cognitive disorders or deficits which create difficulty in communicating. Aspects of speech therapy include articulation, intonation, phonology, syntax, receptive language, and expressive language. Speech and language pathologists provide their services for all ages from early intervention (birth-3 years old) to nursing home care. SLPs often work with people suffering from speech disorders (e.g. stammers and lisps), autism disorders, stroke, hearing difficulties, and difficulties with swallowing (dysphagia).

What is a language disorder?
Meaningful communication occurs when a person can both receive and express language. Language is the use of words or symbols to convey messages. When a receptive or expressive language faculty is abnormally used, acquired, or understood by a person who is trying to communicate, that person is said to have a language disorder.

Language disorders are classified as either developmental or acquired (such as a disorder due to trauma or illness).

How will I know if my child has delayed speech and/or language skills?
Please consult the milestones chart below to determine your child’s current abilities.

What is an evaluation, or “eval”?
A therapist must conduct an evaluation of a person needing therapy to determine the proper treatment. Evaluations include case history interviews, hearing screenings, oral mechanism tests, articulation tests, and usage and comprehension tests. Evaluations can be conducted regardless of age and may or may not lead to therapy services being administered.

Habilitative Support FAQs

Why should I choose Children’s Therapy Place? 
Children’s Therapy Place is a pediatrics only therapy practice specializing in speech, occupational, physical, and developmental therapies. We work hard to make your experience positive and individualized to your family’s needs.

Who can receive Habilitative Support?
Children 3 through 18 years old that have been diagnosed with a developmental disability are eligible to receive developmental therapy. Examples of eligible diagnoses include: Developmental Delay, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Mental Retardation, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and Epilepsy.

Where will the therapy take place?
Therapy happens in the child’s home and in approved community locations, such as local parks, libraries, and stores. Center based services are also available at 6855 W Fairview Ave., Boise ID 83704.

What will the developmental therapy sessions look like?
The Habilitative Support Therapist works one-on-one with the child performing therapy objectives in a play-based format. Examples of objectives include putting together a puzzle, tying shoes, playing a board game, or matching shapes and colors.

Who will do the therapy with my child?
Our Habilitative Support therapists have experience working with children. They must also have a Bachelor’s degree or be working towards obtaining their degree. All employees must pass a criminal background check and have current first aid and CPR certification prior to providing any therapy services.

When does the therapy happen?
The therapy schedule is created cooperatively between the family and the therapist. A consistent schedule is developed and therapy typically occurs each day or every other day. Some weekend and evening therapy is available as well.

What type of training do employees get?
All employees have the opportunity to shadow developmental, speech, occupational, and physical therapists’ sessions before providing therapy services. They are also expected to maintain twelve hours of continuing education throughout the year focusing on topics related to children with special needs. Habilitative Support therapists have weekly contact with the Developmental Specialist as well as monthly observations/training to improve their technique and gain feedback
regarding their therapy sessions.

Habilitative Intervention (HI) FAQs

What is Habilitative Intervention or HI? 
Habilitative Intervention or HI is a Medicaid reimbursed service that is available to children with developmental disabilities who display challenging behaviors. HI therapists work with children to develop positive behaviors and the skills they need to function in typical home and community environments. HI is a one-to-one service that is individualized for each child.

Who qualifies for HI services? 
The Department of Health and Welfare determines eligibility based on 1) determination of a developmental disability; 2) the child exhibits severe maladaptive behaviors measured by the Scales of Independent Behavior-Revised (SIB-R); 3) the child exhibits severe limitation (perform 50 percent or less of normal age level) in verbal and nonverbal communication, social interaction, or leisure and play skills.

What does HI therapy look like? 
HI therapy incorporates a variety of therapeutic approaches designed to address the specific needs of your child. Therapeutic approaches used in HI are research based and proven effective. These approaches address functional communication skills, appropriate social interaction and play, and tolerance/ understanding of routine events such as transitioning, toileting, eating, and dressing skills.

How many hours of HI can my child access? 
Children approved for HI services can access 22 hours per week of HI services for a total of 3 years or 36 months in his or her lifetime. HI services are approved by the Department of Health and Welfare and reviewed every six months to assess progress and ongoing need for HI support.

How long does the HI application process take? 
On average the HI application process takes 3 months.

Where does HI therapy take place? 
Children’s Therapy Place offers HI therapy at home, in the community, and in a center based environment, depending on the needs of the child.

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6855 W. Fairview Ave.
Boise, ID 83704

6429 W Interchange Lane
Boise, ID 83709

5640 E. Franklin Rd, Suite 180
Nampa, ID 83687

P.O. Box 27906
Panama City, FL 32411

Phone 208.323.8888
Fax 208.323.8889

MENTAL CRISIS LINE
208-761-2310


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