Frequently Asked Questions
What services do you offer at Piller Child Development?
We offer pediatric occupational therapy, speech therapy services. We also offer supplemental handwriting and social skills classes.
What ages of children do you see?
We see children of all ages from birth through twenty-one.
Are you a DDD provider?
Effective July 1, 2014 we are a DDD provider for our Mesa Facility Only. We also accept most major insurance and several AHCCCS plans.
Do you offer evaluations in Spanish?
No. Even though some of our therapist are bi-lingual in Spanish, your evaluation will be done in English.
Are you contracted with my insurance?
We are contracted with most major insurance providers. Click here to view Insurance Providers
What if you are not contracted with my insurance?
Most non-HMO insurance plans offer out of network benefits that include coverage for therapy services. We also offer affordable private pay rates.
How often should my child come to therapy?
Most children come to Piller Child Development one appointment per week, however some children will be recommended to come more than one time per week
I have limited visits on my insurance plan. Can you see my child every other week?
Piller Child Development does not recommend every other week appointments so we do not schedule them for the following reasons:
1. Our programs are tailored to your child, and consistency is essential to your child's progress
2. Our programs are designed to make progress, not just maintain your child. If your child is only coming every other week, your child will not make progress and possibly regress.
3. Life sometimes gets in the way of therapy, and if your child misses an appointment, then it will be three to four weeks since your child will receive therapy again.
4. Your insurance company often reviews our notes and will only continue to support your child's therapy if we are making progress towards the goals established by Piller Child Development. Coming every other week will not allow us to make the progress required to keep seeing your child
Will my child see the same therapist every time?
Most of the time your child will see the same therapist. However, there are times when you child will see a different therapist. It is important for children to build a rapport with a therapist, but it is also important for a child to see different therapists. This allows for a new set of eyes to see your child. Each therapist brings a unique approach, ideas, and philosophy to treatment. Seeing different therapists allows you child to be challenged to grow from a variety of different angles. In addition, when a therapist is absent for vacation or sick leave, it is important for your child to continue to receive therapy.
What is the difference between the treatment Piller Child Development provides and other clinics that claim to be doing sensory integration?
At Piller Child Development, we do what is called Ayres Sensory Integration. This form of sensory integration is named for the original inventor of sensory integration treatment, Jean Ayres. In Ayres Sensory Integration, a highly trained therapist is constantly monitoring the child’s reactions and responses to challenge and integrate the sensory systems with new activities. The most essential part of sensory integration therapy is that the child plays an active role in the sensory input. When there is active participation by the child, real changes in the brain are made. Passive sensory stimulation is not proven to have long lasting effects in the brain.
Does my child need a SIPT test to come to your facility?
No. The Sensory Integration and Praxis Test (SIPT) is considered the gold standard for evaluating sensory integration and praxis needs of children ages 4-9. However, it is an optional test.