First Visit

WHAT TO EXPECT ON YOUR FIRST VISIT:

The most important thing that can be accomplished on a first visit is establishing a positive rapport with your child. In order for therapy to be successful, children must be willing participants, which means there has to be a little fun. After the first visit, a brief evaluation will be written describing first impressions, and goals will be outlined. Goals will be updated every 2 to 3 months, or as needed based on progress.

BEFORE YOUR FIRST VISIT:

    • A welcome packet will be sent to you via email or regular mail. This packet contains a welcome letter and several forms.
    • Please return the forms to GB Speech Therapy by fax or mail prior to your first appointment. A first visit cannot be scheduled until these forms have been received.

PLEASE BRING THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS WITH YOU ON YOUR FIRST VISIT:

    • copy of the current or proposed IEP (if applicable)
    • Any speech and language evaluations from within the last year.
    • Any other reports from related testing (i.e. occupational therapy, neuropsychological evaluations, educational assessments, etc.)

IF YOU PLAN TO ACCESS YOUR INSURANCE, PLEASE ALSO BRING:

  • Your insurance card
  • A script from your child's / the client's pediatrician or physician
  • A referral from your child's / the client's pediatrician or physician