One therapy center that shines brightly in my mind because the staff "gets" families with a child (or children) with a disability or developmental delay is Building Bridges Therapy Center. They offer families quite a few therapy options, including developmental approaches to autism and other challenges with Feuerstein Instrumental Enrichment and Play to Talk. We've done FIE there in the past.
I have papers and files in multiple places at home - not quite organized the way I'd like. Finding the right set of documentation to use as a template for a new questionairre would take time to find. I've felt frowned-upon by more than a few clinics because my paperwork was not as complete as they'd like.
Apparently, I am not alone with this problem. Building Bridges Therapy Center has seen parents scambling to recall information enough times that they created a product to address the obstacles to having the information at our fingertips.
The insightful staff at Building Bridges has come up with a product that is a problem solver for moms like me: the Bridges Binder.
The binder is a canvas-covered, zippered three-ring binder. There's a handle on the spine so that I can carry it like a briefcase if I choose. The front inner cover of the binder has a large pocket for loose papers (a report to bring from one professional to another, perhaps), one pocket for pens or pencils or smaller papers, post-it notes, or photographs (I'd probably go as large as 5 x 7 photo or legal pad here), and two smaller pockets for business cards or something small. The back inner cover holds an 8 x 10 legal pad.
Contents Section with suggested uses for each section
Each section is separated by tabbed divider pages. Each section is color coded. The Contacts Log section includes a place to store/display business cards followed by 24 blank forms for parents to log six contacts to a page (three front/three back). The Communications Log section contains 40 one-sided blank forms, three to a page. I like that the back is blank so that I can continue notes on the back of the page if I need to. There are 10 one-sided log forms in the Biomedical/Therapy Log section and 10 one-sided log forms in the Documentation Log section.
You may be thinking, "This is something I could make." and I'd agree - yep, you can make it yourself, but WILL YOU? I never did. I never had the time to find the right binder, the right forms, never even *thought* of adding a 3-hold punch -- for myself. And apparently, a lot of clients at Bridges Therapy are like me. Bridges saw a need and filled it. Gotta love that!
The binder and contents are priced at $39.62; the contents alone are available for $20.75.
Click HERE or call (734) 454-0866 for ordering information.
Service providers: the binder is also available with your organization's logo on the binder cover.