August 4, 2020/
PRECAUTIONS WE’VE ALREADY TAKEN
- Each therapy room and used materials will be wiped down before and after each session.
- Hand sanitizer will be available in the waiting room.
- Current contactless payment and intake forms will remain in place to continue reducing your time in the office suite.
NEW OFFICE POLICIES (*denotes change from our Phase 1)
- *For Phase 2: We will have 1-2 therapists working in the office at a time on staggered schedules.
- We will be scheduling clients with 15 minutes in between each session to ensure the therapist has time to properly wipe everything down.
- Please arrive ON TIME (not early) for your appt. If you are early, we ask that you wait in your car before coming up to the office, as we are busy cleaning and preparing for your session.
- We will be staggering room use as well. After a clinician wipes down one room, she will treat her next client in a different room.
- As we are staggering therapists in the office, we are asking that a parent remain onsite for the duration of therapy. We will provide chairs in the waiting room, however there will be no toys or books of any kind. While we would prefer siblings to remain at home, we understand that is not always possible. If a sibling is to come, the parent and the sibling must remain in the waiting room and may not enter the treatment room.
- Again, as we are staggering therapists, clinic make ups will not be available. Should you have to cancel for any scheduling/non-health related reason, you can make up the session via telehealth.
- No food of any kind is permitted in the waiting room.
- If you bring your child in and he/she appears to be unwell (be it allergies, cold, etc.) the therapist reserves the right to send you home and you will be charged for that session.
- We are asking that all adults wear masks while in the clinic.
- *Best practices from the CDC and ASHA indicates adults and children over 2 wear masks. Due to the unique nature of our jobs it is not always possible for that to be adhered to. In the event the clinician deems a cloth mask inappropriate for best therapy delivery, the following hierarchy will be followed:
- Telehealth sessions resumed or started
- A face shield or mask with clear opening will be worn by the clinician
- Physical distancing accompanied by the use of a family member’s hands as a model/extension of the clinician
(above guidelines take from the American Speech and Hearing Association)
- Each therapist will be monitoring their temperature daily. We’re asking that each family be prudent in doing the same. If anyone in your family/household is sick or has allergies, please cancel your clinic visit. While we understand allergies are common this time of year, for the safety of our staff we are asking that you cancel and have a virtual visit if your child is sneezing, coughing, rubbing their eyes, has hives, due to allergies.
- We will ask you so sign a document indicating your child has been fever free for 14 days.
- If you cancel due to illness (including, but not limited to, fever, diarrhea, vomiting, rash, green/yellowish mucus), we are asking that you do not return for clinic visits (virtual visits would be possible) for two weeks, or unless you’re cleared by a doctor with a doctor’s note.
*PLEASE NOTE THESE POLICIES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AS WE MOVE INTO DIFFERENT PHASES OF REOPENING. WE WILL CONTINUE TO NOTIFY FAMILIES OF NEW CHANGES TO OUR POLICIES.