Special information regarding

COVID-19 update

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Now offering Teletherapy

Kidsplay began seeing children only via teletherapy on March 26, 2020. We have had an overwhelmingly positive response to this new way of treatment. Beginning May 4, we will have the option to receive teletherapy or in-clinic services for new and existing clients.

Kidsplay Therapy Center | Telehealth
Kidsplay Therapy Center | Telehealth

COVID Safety Procedure

Kidsplay Therapy Center | COVID Procedure

Arrival

We will meet the families in the waiting room or right outside our doors.

Kidsplay Therapy Center | COVID Procedure

Precautions

We bring the child back for a temperature check and hand washing.

Kidsplay Therapy Center | COVID Procedure

Session

We will provide therapy in a safe, caring and encouraging environment.

Kidsplay Therapy Center | COVID Procedure

Departure

After therapy, we will meet the parent on the porch and discuss what happened during the session.

COVID Safety FAQs

To ensure your child’s safety, we are asking the parents to wait outside during therapy. Prior to entering Kidslay, your child will receive a simple temperature check and and your child will be asked to wash his/her hands with assistance as needed. Our therapist will wear masks when possible and will handwash in between each child. Our door knobs and surfaces will be sanatized throughout the day. In addition, each child will be seen in his/her own individual space and we will have limited children in the facility as we anticipate a large number of families will continue with teletherapy.

Depending on your insurance, you will have the option
to start teletherapy services or in-person services.

At your scheduled appointment time, your therapist will send you a link either through your text or email. You will click on the link, sign the consent, then allow access to your microphone and camera. It is very simple. All you need is internet and a phone, laptop, or computer with a camera and microphone. Once the therapist is connected with you, she will work with you and your child to determine the best therapeutic intervention to help your child reach his/her goals.

We have had great response to teletherapy so far. While it might not be the best solution for all children, we have found that the majority of children are making improvements and responding well to teletherapy. One parent expressed, “I really did not think teletherapy would work. However, every Wednesday my son gets so excited because his therapist is going to call him!”

Social stories can ease anxiety that some children may feel to new or different situations. Here are some social stories that may help your child.

Here are two social stories about the corona virus that involves people wearing masks.

https://rappahannockareacsb.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/copingkitsocialstorymask.pdf

https://www.autismresourcecentral.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/MASKS-Soc-Story.pdf

Here is a social story about corona virus in general:

https://carolgraysocialstories.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Pandemics-and-the-Coronavirus.pdf

Absolutely! Some insurances require parental involvement and some parents choose to come back for various reasons. We just ask that the parents wear a mask and stay 6 feet away from the therapist when possible.

The following policies and procedures have been developed to maintain the safest environment possible for Kidsplay Therapy Center staff and patients returning to our therapy center to receive in-person therapy services.

Employees: I understand that my failure to comply with these policies may result in disciplinary action up to an including termination.

Volunteers/Students: I understand that my failure to comply with these policies may result in No Future access to the center.

  • The Employee shall notify management if they or a household member has tested positive or is experiencing signs COVID-19 prior to coming to the office. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html
  • Employees temperature shall be taken each day upon arrival at the center.
  • The Employee agrees to wear mask/face covering in all public areas including hallways, reception area, etc.
  • Mask/Face covering will be used by therapists when picking up child and worn when the child is returned to the family member and therapist has stepped back 6 feet. Exception: facial recognition is essential for in person therapy.
  • Mask/Face covering will be used by therapists during therapy sessions as patient’s needs permit and effective therapy is attainable.
  • Mask/Face coverings are not required in closed offices, closed therapy rooms or working alone within documentation area.
  • All Employee will maintain 6 feet distance between other employees, patients, and caregivers to the best of their ability.
  • Employee will pick up the child and have the caregiver sign the assumption of risk waiver (on first visit) and respond to Covid-19 questions on each visit thereafter.
  • The Employee will take child’s temperature and wash child’s hands prior to therapy session.
  • Before returning the child to the family member, Employee will have the child use hand sanitizer.
  • Surfaces will be cleaned as much as possible throughout the session.
  • Used toys shall be placed in the dirty toy container to disinfect later or cleaned immediately after use and alternated using clean toys with each patient.
  • Employee agrees to volunteer cleanings every two hours throughout the day, to be shared with all employees.
  • Employee agrees to clean their treatment room after each in-person therapy session.
  • Employee will notify management of a positive COVID-19 test as soon as possible but no later than 2 hours of notification of positive test.
  • Employee will abide by limited space notice requirements to comply with social distancing.
  • Employees with Covid-19 symptoms or confirmed to have Covid-19 agree to get tested and receive a negative test, or be cleared by their doctor, before returning to work at the center.
  • Kidsplay Therapy Center management will identify any employee, contractor or patient that had contact with the sick employee, contractor or patient (exposure risk which is identified as anyone who had contact with the sick person for greater than 15 minutes at a distance of less than 6 feet) and inform them of their potential exposure.
  • No names will be used to protect the employee privacy.

 

Please contact management with any questions regarding these policies and procedures.

What our patients are saying about teletherapy