We have been working to get our new clinic location in Jacksonville, NC set up and we are pleased to announce that the clinic is officially open!
Why have sessions in the clinic? This is a great question. And we understand that it is often most convenient to hold sessions in your home, for a variety of reasons. The clinic allows us to have access to new / different reinforcers which may not be an option in your home such as swings, trampolines, the Ball Bath, and other larger sensory items. Being in the clinic is also a newer / different environment for your child so it allows us to very naturally work on generalization of skills to a new environment with different distractions and stimuli. Clinic sessions also allow for you to drop your child off and our location off Western Blvd extension allows for convenience for you to run errands or get some “me time” while your child works towards his/her goals.
Do all sessions have to be in the clinic? We can customize a service schedule specifically for your needs. Some families have all sessions in the clinic, some have one per week, some have two per week. It depends on your needs / goals.
Do I have to stay at the clinic during session? You are always welcome to stay at the clinic during session. We have an area with chairs and coffee and of course WiFi for your comfort. However, you are also free to drop your child off and come back at the end of his/her session. Our convenient location off Western Blvd extension makes it easy for you to run errands or get in some “me time” while your child is working towards his/her goals in the clinic.
Will other children be there? Great question. Depending upon the time of your child’s session, there may be other children, parents, and staff in the clinic setting. For any clinic sessions, we require a signed confidentiality agreement on file. This means that you will keep confidential any other children / families that you see in the clinic and that other families will keep confidential your presence at the clinic. This is aligned with HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) which ensures equal access to certain health and human services and protects the privacy and security of health information.
Here are some pictures of our Jacksonville, NC clinic. If you’re interested in starting sessions at the clinic, please talk to your BCBA or supervisor. If you’re a new client, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Hope to see you there soon!