My child doesn’t have a diagnosis. Would they still benefit from Parallel Play?
Yes! Even children without diagnoses can struggle in areas such as coordination, self regulation, behavioral or sensory challenges, strength, endurance and more. Adapted gymnastics services can help! Our goal at Parallel Play is to encourage a healthy, active lifestyle and to help children of all abilities develop skills required to integrate fully into their homes, communities and peer groups.
What ages and diagnoses do you work with?
Parallel Play provides activities for children age birth to 19 years aimed to improve
- Sensory Processing
- Motor Planning
- Fine motor skills
- Gross motor skills
- Social interaction skills
- Range of motion
- Task initiation
- Problem Solving
- Play Skills and more!
Recommended for children with
- Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Cerebral Palsy
- Down’s Syndrome
- Developmental Delay
- Attention Deficit Disorder
- Decreased Strength
- Decreased Endurance
- Sensory Integration Deficits
- Muscular Dystrophy
- Seizure Disorders
- Visual or Hearing Impairments
- Behavioral Issues
- Physical, mental, or emotional deficits
Does my child need to be able to walk to participate?
Nope! We have experience working with all functional abilities, and have various pieces of equipment to provide a sensory rich experience for children who are unable to walk.
How long are sessions?
50 minutes, with 5-7 minutes of transition, parent education and cleaning time.
What do sessions look like?
Sessions at Parallel Play, whether therapeutic or adapted in nature, focus on empowering children through movement. Utilizing traditional gymnastics equipment and occupational therapy principles, children will be provided with sensory rich activities such as rolling, climbing, balance beam, swinging and traditional gymnastics movements. Children will practice following directions, controlling their bodies, advocating for their wants/needs and more through the use of obstacle courses, activities and gymnastics based stations.
How much do sessions cost?
Here’s our pricing sheet!
We already have an occupational therapist. Can we still work with you?
You can! Although insurance and Medicaid only allows a patient to have one occupational therapist at a time, it may be possible to use state waivers, HSA accounts or private pay funding sources to cover adapted gymnastics services.
Do you take insurance?
Currently, Parallel Play is in network with CO state Medicaid. If your child has Medicaid as a primary or secondary provider, let’s make it happen!
How do we get started?
Send us an email at email@example.com! From there we can set up an inquiry call to determine if Parallel Play is a good fit for your child and family. Please note, if your family is utilizing Medicaid or state waiver funding, there may be several weeks of wait time between the evaluation and your first official session, as we process paperwork and obtain prior authorization.