As parents of children with special needs, we know firsthand how important communication is in building the relationship between the therapist and parent. We strive to use the most effective means possible when communicating with our families. At the conclusion of every appointment, CEPT therapists will provide detailed treatment notes documenting the session expectations, goals, activities and assessment of progress. Our professionals will visit with you in person to review the session results and share with you what to work on at home and school prior to the next appointment.
In addition, CEPT is committed to providing our families with timely information and news that may benefit their child. Whether you are in our clinic or on our website, you will find important CEPT Tips from our blog that will address specific needs. At CEPT we recognize that your time is limited and extremely valuable. Therefore, all of our required forms can be completed in our Patient Portal prior to arriving at the clinic. In addition to specific CEPT Forms, parents can find additional forms related to other services, providers, and community opportunities that CEPT supports. Our admin staff is more than happy to assist you with these recourses. Having your correct insurance information, address, contact numbers, and preferred method of communication is important to us. If any of these important touch points change, please let us know.
CLINIC WELLNESS POLICY
Please do not bring your child (patient or sibling) into the Clinic if they are exhibiting any of the following medical health concerns:
Fevers are common in young children and are often a signal that something is wrong. If your child has a fever of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher, please keep him/her at home. If your child develops a fever of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher while at the clinic, the therapy session will end, and we will make every reasonable effort to reschedule the appointment. Our policy is that your child must remain fever-free for 24 hours before returning to the clinic, a policy agreed upon by local pediatricians. The 24 hours begin when your child’s fever has broken and remains in the normal range without the use of medication.
Diarrhea due to illness is highly contagious. If your child has diarrhea, please keep him/her home. Please understand that germs from diarrhea can spread throughout carpet, toys, swings, and direct contact. It is very difficult to keep these germs from spreading to other children. However, if this is a chronic condition for your child, please advise your therapist so that we can make the appropriate recommendations or accommodations.
If your child vomits while at the clinic, you will be called to pick him/her up immediately. If your child has not run a fever, they are welcome to return to the clinic the next day. If your child has a fever, we ask that you not return to the clinic until they have been 24 hours fever free, without the use of fever reducing medication. When children return to therapy prematurely, there is a much higher rate of recurrence and contagiousness.
Severe Common Cold:
Symptoms include but are not limited to: bad cold with a hacking or persistent cough; green or yellow nasal drainage; and/or a productive cough with green or yellow phlegm. These symptoms may be present with or without a fever. Seasonal allergies are exempt from this policy.
A rash may be a sign of many illnesses such as measles or chicken pox. Please do not bring your child into the clinic until your doctor releases you to do so. Rashes due to non-contagious skin conditions are exempt from this policy.
Please do not bring your child to the clinic if they have lice. Clients or staff with head lice are required to be sent home or cancel appointments. Prevention, detection, & treatment are ways that head lice can be controlled. Treatment can be found by using over the counter products or prescription medication. There are also professional lice centers that can remove lice & nits for a fee. If you choose to use over the counter lice treatment, we do ask that you re-treat after 7 days, according to the treatment’s instructions.
We do understand and empathize with parents when their children are ill. These policies are designed to be fair to the ill child and their family, as well as the healthy children and their families. Please understand that we love your children and strive to provide the best possible care for them. We hope to control the amount of illness at the Clinic and to keep everyone healthy and happy. Please contact us no later than two hours of your scheduled appointment time if your child will not be attending therapy services so that we can plan accordingly. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call us. Thank you!