Cost Of Occupational Therapy

Cost of Occupational Therapy

If your child has been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD or autism), you may be looking into occupational therapy. This type of treatment is very common and beneficial, but you may have questions about what it entails. A lot of people are not aware of the specifics of occupational therapy.

What Is Occupational Therapy?

Occupational therapy, also known as OT, is a specialized therapy that assists individuals in attaining an independent lifestyle in every aspect of their lives. Occupational therapy helps people develop skills needed for everyday life.

Benefits of Occupational Therapy

Obtaining OT for your child comes with many benefits. It is parents’ desire for their children to live to their best potential. By fostering your child’s physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development, the occupational therapist is able to improve your child’s self-help skills. The goal is for your child to eventually gain the skills necessary to live independently.

Obtaining Occupational Therapy

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) of 2004 usually covers public occupational therapy. This public regulation demands that schools give specific kinds of OT to those in need. The cost for private occupational therapy ranges from US$100 to US$200/hour. Some private insurance companies cover OT.

It is important to do your own research when it comes to finding out the costs of OT. Make sure you look around and compare costs. Although costs and pricing may be large factors in making your decision, please remember quality is just as important.

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