We understand the strain that comes when your child is not able to eat as he/she should. The following questions can help you determine if Right Bite is a good fit for you/your child's journey. Please do not hesitate to call or e-mail using the contact info linked below if you have any other questions!
Does Right Bite accept insurance?
Right Bite is currently in network with select insurance plans (see Billing/Insurance page for more information). If we are not in-network with your insurance provider, we will provide you with the necessary documentation to submit to your provider for possible out-of-network reimbursement upon request. Submitting for out-of-network reimbursement is the patient's responsibility. If we are in-network with your insurance provider, give us a call! We are happy to run benefits for you.
How can I get my child started with Right Bite Services? How much do services cost?
Give us a call at (210) 256-9859 or contact our therapists directly via e-mail at Rightbitefeeding@gmail.com to discuss an initial evaluation. We may have some preliminary intake questions for you (concerns you have, medical history, etc.), so please set aside 10-15 minutes when preparing to call us and schedule a visit.
What should I expect on the day of evaluation?
Prior to the scheduled evaluation in your home, the evaluating therapist will contact you to collect your/your child’s medical history and feeding status. On the day of evaluation, the therapist will assess the clients orofacial skills relating to eating, speaking, and breathing. This includes a thorough medical history, oral mechanism exam, and clinical observation. Your clinician may request photos for retrospective analysis, photos will be stored under HIPAA compliant guidelines and used for clinical purposes only. For children, assessing your child in their natural eating environment to helps to get the ‘big picture’ of your child's current feeding skills, and determine areas for growth. At the conclusion of the evaluation, the therapist will make frequency and duration recommendations for treatment visits.
How long will a typical therapy session last?
Each treatment session will last up to 40 minutes depending on the client's attention and endurance. During a typical treatment session with younger clients, the therapist will integrate play-based activities geared towards your child’s goals.
What will a therapy session look like?
Right Bite aims to make mealtimes safe, efficient, and enjoyable. Often times, that means allowing the client to lead what is tolerated. We believe in a collaborative approach, as research has proven that including caregivers in their child’s therapy yields more positive therapeutic outcomes. Older children and adults sessions are structured depending on goals (oral motor/capability tasks, neuromuscular re-education, chewing/swallowing skills, etc).
How often will my child need therapy?
Each client's journey is entirely unique, and a formal evaluation is needed to determine how much and how long therapy is necessary. Right Bite Therapists are constantly evaluating their Plans of Care to ensure that our clients are making as much progress as possible (without skipping any fundamental steps).
If you are interested in a formal evaluation, you may contact us at (210) 256-9859 to schedule a virtual or in-person appointment.
We look forward to hearing from you!