Frequently Asked Questions

What is Occupational Therapy?

     Occupational Therapy (OT) is a health care profession aimed at enhancing the lives of children through the use of functional activities. An Occupational therapist works with the child and their family on those areas of development that are difficult through play, exercise, and practical functional skills in order to achieve greater independence in their life roles.


What is Speech Therapy?

     Speech Therapy is the assessment and treatment of communication problems and speech disorders. ... Speech therapy techniques are used to improve communication. These include articulation therapy, language intervention activities, and others depending on the type of speech or language disorder.

What is Physical Therapy Therapy?

     Special needs Physical Therapy services are designed to help children with a broad range of special needs enhance their self-esteem and self-confidence as well as reach their greatest physical potential.

Who would benefit from a Therapy Evaluation?

      Children with difficulties in the following areas would benefit from an OT evaluation:

  • Fine/Gross Motor Skills

  • Visual Motor Skills/Handwriting

  • Visual Perceptual Skills

  • Self Help Skills/Activities of Daily Living

  • Feeding/Oral Motor

  • Sensory Processing/Sensory Integration

  • Attention/Alertness

  • Strength/Endurance/Coordination


What treatment activities are used during a Therapy session?

     A variety of different treatment activities are used during sessions. The activities are selected by the Occupational Therapist based on the specific needs of the child may include:

  • Fine Motor Activities (i.e. grasping and stacking cubes, stringing beads, coloring with a crayon, or cutting paper)

  • Self Care Activities (i.e. eating with a spoon/fork, putting on socks/shoes, tying shoes, buttoning a button)

  • Sensory Activities (i.e. swinging, jumping, exploring various textures, blowing bubbles, yoga/movement, or using therapeutic listening CD's)

  • Visual Motor Activities (i.e. drawing shapes and letters, writing a word or sentence)

  • Feeding Therapy (i.e. using the SOS-Sequential Oral Sensory Approach to feeding)


What counties does Peach State Pediatric Therapy, Inc. cover?

     Peach State serves BCW programs in Gwinnett, Hall, Walton, Barrow, and Fulton counties.


What are our hours of operation?

     Peach State Pediatric Therapy, Inc. is flexible in the days and times in which we see children. Late afternoon, early morning, and Saturday appointments can be arranged. Peach State Pediatric Therapy, Inc. is closed every Sunday. Please call our office to check availability.


Does Peach State Pediatric Therapy, Inc. accept insurance?

     Peach State Pediatric Therapy, Inc. accepts approved major medical insurance, Medicaid as well as self pay. We are also contracted with several Babies Can't Wait Districts. We are currently an In-Network provider for BCBS PPO, Beech Street, PHCS, Choice Care, Humana PPO and Nova Net. Please call our office to check specific rates, insurance benefits and eligibility. We are dedicated to providing the lowest out of pocket cost to our patients.


What documents/forms will I need in order to get started?

     New patients will need a valid form of ID, a prescription from an MD, past evaluations (IFSP is applicable), and all insurance information.