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Resources for Children with Developmental Delays and Disabilities in Texas

In the last year, 1 in 6 children were diagnosed with a developmental delay or disability. THERAPY 2000 believes that a strong support system for the families of children with developmental delays or disabilities is of utmost importance. Along with the proper therapy, there are a variety of resources available to help children reach their fullest potential. There’s help out there for your child – It just isn’t always easy to find. That is why THERAPY 2000 has put together a comprehensive list of service resources available to our Texas families with children with developmental delays or disabilities. We have created two resource lists. The first includes all Texas state benefits, including information on Medicaid.  The other is a comprehensive list of family support services with many disability specific options. Remember- you are your child’s best advocate and it is important to remain informed to make the best decisions for their needs.  THERAPY 2000 provides occupational, physical, and speech therapy services to children (birth-21) with special needs, including disabilities, developmental delays and autism spectrum disorders. We provide individualized home care rehabilitation services to the children in Texas in the comfort of their home or daycare.  In addition we provide Medicaid case management to children and pregnant women who currently have or are at risk for a health condition. Case Management for Children and Pregnant women (CPW) provides cost-effective services to children (birth- 21) and their family; it also covers high-risk pregnant women of all ages. If you have questions about our services or the ones below you can call us at 877.688.2520 and we can try to steer you towards the resources you need to help your child lead a healthy and successful life. Resources for Children with Developmental Delays and Disabilities in Texas TEXAS STATE BENEFITS (This is just a […]

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THERAPY 2000 Case Management Success Story

This Success Story shows why a therapist and case management team, working together, can make all the difference in our patients receiving the AUQC (Absolutely Ultimate Quality of Care). Kimberley Gibson, THERAPY 2000 Patient Services Manager guided this successful process with a THERAPY 2000 patient. Successful Case Management in action Nancy Estes M.A. CCC-SLP was treating a foster patient in the southern part of Dallas. The patient was scheduled soon to go back to his biological family.  Nancy found out that the child would still be located in her treating area with his biological family. I informed Nancy that as soon as Superior stopped following the patient, his insurance would be cancelled. In order to stop that from happening, his biological mother would have to apply for Medicaid as soon as she possible could.  This would give the patient Traditional Medicaid for one month while he was assigned to manage care. Since THERAPY 2000 is only in network with Molina, Nancy informed the biological mom that if she wanted to continue therapy with T2K that she would need to choose Molina.  I also inquired about the child’s scores and asked Nancy if she thought the patient would qualify for SSI. On her first visit, Nancy explained to mom what needed to be done to keep the child in therapy. Amy Bihl, LMSW, and Nancy explained SSI to the family. Nancy stated that his scores were low enough to apply for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and mom reported to Nancy that they did not have a lot of income. Once the mom received all this information she began working on getting approved.  After Nancy’s first visit in the biological home, mom called and chose Molina.  She also called and applied for SSI. The very next day T2K received an SSI request for records. Wow, […]

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What is a developmental disability?

Developmental Disability – What is it? Developmental disability  is a common diagnosis these days. One in six children, 15%, are currently being diagnosed with a developmental disability or delay. Developmental disabilities occur among all socioeconomic groups and races. But what exactly is a developmental disability? It is a broad term encompassing many different diagnoses. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), developmental disabilities are a group of conditions due to an impairment in physical, learning, language, or behavior areas. These conditions begin during the developmental period, may impact day-to-day functioning, and usually last throughout a person’s lifetime.  Some examples of more common developmental disabilities include; ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Cerebral Palsy, intellectual disabilities and vision impairment. There are four main types of developmental disorders: nervous system disabilities, sensory related disabilities, metabolic disabilities and degenerative disorders. Many different subsets of disabilities nest under these four main groups. What is a developmental disability diagnosed as a nervous system disorders? These are birth defects that affect the functioning of the brain, spinal cord, and nervous system, which can influence intelligence and learning. These conditions can also cause certain behavioral disorders, speech or language difficulties, convulsions, and movement disorders.  There are some relatively common nervous system disabilities that you have probably already heard of or possibly know someone who has been diagnosed with. The first is Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDDs). This term describes a certain range of scores on an IQ (intelligence quotient) test. IDDs can result from a number of conditions. The most common conditions being Down syndrome and Fragile X syndrome. Children are born with these conditions. Down syndrome occurs when there is an extra copy of chromosome 21. Down syndrome has a specific set of mental, medical and physical characteristics. Fragile X mental retardation is caused by one specific gene […]

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