Yesterday, I read a few messages on the FX Listserve about Therapeutic Listening. I quickly e-mailed the OT at Children’s Hospital and Monkey’s OT at the public school inquiring about it. I got responses from both that same day. I learned that my insurance will not cover it but that the school has someone who is trained in it and my son’s OT and teacher have both implemented these programs in the classroom before. They were going to discuss how to add it to Monkey’s day at their team meeting today neither the OT nor the teacher saw any reason not to try it.
Woah. This is a perfect example of how this school system can get things done when you have the right people involved.
Regarding my insurance. It’s awful. They will pay for us to take Monkey to the yearly evaluations at Children’s but they will not pay for a SINGLE service that is recommended. Not even if we get a letter of medical necessity. They simply refuse to cover anything related to developmental therapies. If we were to pay out of pocket for the extra OT for sensory integration that Monkey could really benefit from we’d have to find an additional $1,200/month. If I ever won the lottery, I wouldn’t retire, I’d spend it all on therapy. So sad.
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I would love to hear more about this listening therapy.
Hope this therapy works out. Tell us more as you learn more. Insurance Sucks when it comes to a lot of things.
Check out http://www.vitallinks.net, there is a parents’ section with lots of good info. We will probably not be using Therapeutic Listening specifically (it’s the name of a particular program) but we’ll be using something similiar. I’m pretty excited about the potential benefits of it!
My insurance company is particularly sucky. The insurance company we had before the firm switched DOES pay for developmental therapies. The other insurace company would also pay for the IVF and PGD. Very frustrating.
Therapy is just too expensive…it’s unreal 🙁
Massachusetts is considering a bill to require insurance companies to pay for treatment for autism. I’m not sure if it only covers ABA or if it will cover additional treatments as well. I really need to look the bill up and send a couple letters. Extra ABA wouldn’t hurt either, you know?