The health of your child and family is our first priority. We want to assure you that we will be doing our part in complying with the CDC recommendations to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 while continuing to provide therapy services.
These include :
- hand washing/using hand sanitizer before and after each session
- providers and staff checking their temperature daily and monitoring for symptoms
- staff avoiding unnecessary travel and large crowds
- properly disinfecting and minimizing the amount of toys/equipment brought into the session.
We also request that your child wash their hands before and after their session and that only essential family members be present during the session.
We recommend that you cancel your child’s appointment immediately if your child, or anyone they are in contact, with are showing symptoms of the virus including dry cough, fever of 100.4 or higher, respiratory distress.
Telehealth as an Option
We understand the COVID-19 pandemic has brought on a level of uncertainty and confusion that is unsettling. If you do not feel comfortable with continuing services as usual, there is an option of Telehealth.
Telehealth will allow us to conduct a physical therapy session over a video conference where we can demonstrate and explain while your child completes the exercise. This option may provide a temporary solution to prevent your child from missing out on physical therapy and potentially regressing in the skills that they’ve been working so hard on. It is our understanding that Medicaid (Florida Medicaid Plans and Title 21) is allowing Telehealth at this time. In addition, many other types of plans are looking to expand their coverage for Telehealth, so we will continue to update this as we know more. Private pay is also an option.
As the situation evolves, we will continue to monitor the information and react accordingly in order to provide your child with the best possible care.
Please let us know if you have any questions and or concerns, you can reach our office by calling (407) 905-9300.
As an adult parent, we perform self-care skills almost all day, every day. We can bathe ourselves, brush our teeth, get dressed, comb our hair, and use the available tools we need to live our life. Our parents probably taught us how to do many of these tasks or we learned by watching others. Some children are not able to perform these self-care skills on their own or develop the independence they need to succeed. If your child is having difficulty, occupational therapy can help your child develop self-care skills.
Hello TLC Families!
We are very excited to announce that TLC Pediatric Therapies has officially joined the Kids SPOT family. Kids SPOT has practices throughout the Southeast and originally started in south Florida. Kids SPOT has provided PT, OT, Speech, and ABA therapy to children for the past 15 years. Our values and vision align, so we know that the future is bright for clients and employees alike.
Our newly merged family combines the strengths and expertise of both companies to offer one comprehensive continuum of services for our clients. This new venture will allow us to reach more families, expand coverage for a larger number of insurances, extend and deepen our capabilities so that our clients can receive the very best care.
Even better news, there is nothing our families need to do, and no changes will be made to your therapy or the way our providers provide services. You will still be a part of TLC Pediatric Therapies and our contact information and management team are all staying the same.
If you would like to learn more about Kids SPOT, you can visit their website at www.kidsspotrehab.com.
If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to contact our office directly. We would be happy to speak with you!
4705 South Apopka Vineland Road
Orlando, FL 32819
13506 Summerport Village Pkwy
Windermere, FL 34786
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