Getting Started

1. Contact Us / Schedule a Tour

Cutting Edge Pediatric Therapy understands that this may be a confusing time. We know that finding the right therapist and clinic can be frustrating and tedious. We want to make sure this process is smooth and seamless from the first time you visit our clinic. We welcome you to schedule a tour of our facility so that you can see our parent-friendly waiting room, fun treatment gyms, and just grab a cup of coffee at our coffee bar. Below we have provided you with a better understanding of the process of getting your child into treatment with Cutting Edge.

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2. Benefit Check / Financial Responsibility

With the constant changes happening in healthcare and insurance, we at Cutting Edge understand that this can be a very confusing and frustrating part of your child’s treatment. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is here to help explain and guide you through this process. We will obtain your insurance information and verify benefits prior to starting services. Once benefits have been verified, we will contact you to discuss your financial responsibility.

We are in-network with the following insurance payors:


  • Aetna
  • Aetna Better Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO/PPO
  • Cigna
  • Cook Children’s Health Plan
  • Tricare Select – while not in-network, we accept Tricare Select members to ensure we support our military personnel.


  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO/PPO
  • Cigna
  • UHC
If you are not in-network with any of the payors listed above, do not worry. We file any insurance so our patients can utilize their out-of-network benefits if applicable. We also offer competitive self-pay rates, if you do not have insurance coverage, or choose not to use your insurance benefits.
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      3. Complete New Patient Paperwork

      Please create an account and complete all appropriate fields. You will notice that the medical history has multiple tabs. We ask that you provide as much information as possible, as it will help our clinicians prepare and understand the patient’s general history, along with your concerns. The information provided will be your contribution to the patient’s comprehensive clinical evaluation and treatment plan.

      The Patient Portal will allow you to:

      • View and print details of your upcoming appointments.
      • Update patient demographics, medical history, consent forms, and insurance information.
      • Confidently submit new patient information securely from the comfort of your own home.

      Please reach out to the front office with any questions or patient portal issues.

      4. Schedule Evaluation

      When all paperwork has been received and reviewed, we will schedule an evaluation. The 60 to 90 minute evaluation will provide comprehensive testing consisting of various age-appropriate activities including visual motor testing, balancing skills, and fine-motor activities. Our open gyms allow for a fun and engaging environment that will allow your therapist to observe your child’s activities.

      Learn About our Evaluation
      A comprehensive occupational therapy evaluation includes and assessment of abilities, strengths and weaknesses in the child’s performance areas. Often times, physical, cognitive and emotional impairments affect optimal participation in one or more areas. Through the specialized training and professional insight of our therapists, CEPT professionals are able to determine which area of impairment is affecting optimal function in a performance area. Once identified, the treatment plan can be formalized. Baseline and future intervention goals, are set forth in the evaluation, may include increasing their performance in a certain area, restoring function to a prior level or maintaining current skills to prevent regression. Examples of such goals include strengthening of physical skills (coordination, strength and endurance); improvement of cognitive skills (memory, following directions and attending to details); the ability to adapt the sensory system and improve modulation; and/or emotional and psychological skills (self-esteem, self-expression and confidence).

      CEPT Therapists use advanced assessment tools in their evaluations, but are not limited to these measures and are able to customize our evaluation tools specifically to the needs of the client:

      • Sensory Integration and Praxis Test (SIPT)
      • Bruininks-Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency Version #2 (BOT#2)
      • Peabody Developmental Motor Scale Version #2 (PDSM -2)
      • M-FUN Miller Function and Participation Scales
      • Visual Motor Inventory- Version 6 (VMI)
      • Sensory Profile Questionnaire
      • Sensory Processing Measure (SPM)
      • GOAL- Oriented Assessment of Life Skills
      • PEDI – Pediatric Evaluation of Disabilities Inventory
      • REAL- Roll Evaluation of Activities of Life
      • Canadian Occupational Performance Measure
      • TVSP-3 Test of Visual Perceptual skills

      5. Schedule Parent Meeting

      After the evaluation is complete and your evaluating therapist has developed goals and a treatment plan, we will schedule a meeting with you to discuss the report. Our in-depth report includes your child’s assessment, observations, results, and recommendations. This meeting will be scheduled at the time of the evaluation, and at your convenience.

      6. Schedule Treatment

      Once the parent meeting is complete and you have been notified of the findings of the evaluation, we will schedule treatment. We offer flexible scheduling with a variety of appointments offered throughout the week. We can begin therapy as soon possible, per your convenience.

      We are always accepting new patients and look forward to helping you and your family in your therapy goals!

      Therapy with a purpose – it's imitated, but not replicated.