As a healthcare provider your primary concern is knowing that your patient is receiving the highest quality of services needed to progress. Children’s Center for Growth and Development (CCGD) is dedicated to working collaboratively with all healthcare professionals involved in a child’s care with the common goal of enhancing the child’s development and supporting the family.
We understand the added demands and barriers of a multidisciplinary approach but are committed to being available to our patient’s referring professionals for consultation, communication and problem solving.
Frequently Asked Questions
What services do you provide?
CCGD strives to provide a variety of evidence-based programming to meet the needs of our community and the children we serve. We are continually engaged in professional development to grow our knowledge base and effectiveness through research based educational opportunities.
All therapists are nationally certified and licensed through the state of Michigan and are employees of CCGD.
Speech and Language Therapy: Our therapists will evaluate and provide a detailed, thorough evaluation of your patient’s skills. Areas of expertise include, but are not limited to:
- Apraxia of Speech
- Motor Speech Disorders
- Articulation Disorders
- Receptive/Expressive Language Delay/Disorder
- Executive Functioning Skills
- Social/Pragmatic Language Disorder
- Hearing Impairment and speech/language related issues
- Developmental Delays
Occupational Therapy: Our therapists will evaluate and provide a detailed, thorough evaluation of your patient’s skills. Areas of expertise include, but are not limited to:
- Fine Motor Skills
- Feeding Therapy and Oral Aversion therapy
- Sensory Integration Disorders
- Visual Disturbances
- Handwriting Skills
- Neuromuscular Disorders
- Executive Functioning Skills
Physical Therapy: Our therapists will evaluate and provide a detailed, thorough evaluation of your patient’s skills. Areas of expertise include, but are not limited to:
- Gross motor development
- Neurodevelopmental Disorders
- Brachial Plexus Injuries
- Motor Learning and Control
- Strength and Endurance
- Orthopedic needs and Adaptive Equipment
- Group therapy sessions are also provided based on interest and the needs of the community.
- Parent/professional in-services are provided throughout the year and can be found on our website and facebook page for upcoming events. Many events are offered free of charge.
- Academic tutoring is available for both general and special education needs.
Do you provide any specialized therapies?
- Interactive Metronome©
- Talk Tools©
- Hanen© Certified Therapist - It Takes Two to Talk©
- Handwriting without Tears©
What makes CCGD different from other clinics?
CCGD is a play-based learning center with the idea that play draws from a child’s natural desire to engage in experiences based on their interests, strengths and developing skills. Through play children are more motivated to learn and develop positive experiences on which to build their skills. Generalization of newly learned skills are more successful through the medium in which children actively engage - play! Our therapists use their knowledge and skill to design individualized play-based activities to target the areas needing to be addressed.
Parents are an integral part of the treatment team. Several of our therapists are Hanen Certified therapists trained to empower parents to become effective language facilitators for their child. Parents are asked to attend all or part of the therapy sessions to actively engage during treatment activities. This provides the parent with the tools needed to continue the therapeutic process at home for continued success and progress. Home Excercise Programs (HEP) are developed with parent input and designed to be a part of daily routines to increase the likelihood of carryover.
Children receiving multi-disciplinary treatments are provided with a Patient Care Facilitator (PCF) to coordinate communication between their therapists, the parents and you. Time is provided in their schedules to meet on a regular basis to discuss problems, goals and collaborate. All therapists are employees of CCGD and coached on various techniques and best practices to coordinate services for the benefit of your patient.
Care Commitment Contract
Each family is provided with a Care Commitment Contract, carefully and thoroughly explained as to the roles and responsibilities of the patient, parent and therapist. Progress is shared in written and verbal form on a regular basis to help the parent understand their child’s progress and Plan of Care. We have found this process to yield a higher rate of attendance, adherence to the prescribed HEP and progress.
What is the best way to communicate with my patient’s therapist?
Our therapists are committed to arranging time in their schedule to discuss with you your concerns. Scheduling a phone consultation with our front desk is the best way to ensure dedicated time to address your concerns. If that is not possible, leave a message with your preferred time and we will work to make that happen!
How will you share my patient’s progress?
CCGD follows the CMS guidelines regarding physician approval of proposed Plans of Care every 90 days once an evaluation has been completed and a treatment plan proposed. Documentation including a summary of progress data, recommendations and modifications to the Plan of Care is faxed to your office for your signature to be returned within a 30 day window.
Arrangements can be made for documentation requiring your signature to be delivered and picked up at an agreed upon schedule if faxing is not preferred.
Your patient’s therapist is available to discuss any concerns you may have regarding your patient’s progress or Plan of Care.
What insurances do you take?
CCGD is in-network for most major insurance plans and are continually updating our contracts with additional providers.
If you have questions regarding your patient’s insurance, please call our office for more information!