FTC Kids offers a range of alternative interventions

We aim to give families the tools and resources they need to better understand their child and assist in their development process. We are here to help you! All our Occupational, Physical, and Speech and Language Pathologists deliver a true, holistic approach to working with your child within our state-of-the-art clinic.

At FTC, we believe that assistance for you and your child can be found through less traditional methods.

We are Located in:
Little Falls, New Jersey

Welcome to

The Alternative Interventions Suite

As part of our Whole-Child approach, we incorporate Alternative and Non-traditional Interventions, usually in coordination with standard therapy treatments. Alternative interventions help parents connect deeper with their children while open and loving communication flourish.

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Meditation Groups | Energy/Supplemental Interventions

As seen in:

Meditation Groups

pediatrics & adults

Mindfulness is an integral part of any therapy process. Stillness and awareness will facilitate a more positive relationship with life and self.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Meditation Groups are currently limited. Please contact us for more information.

Energy/Supplemental Interventions

pediatrics & adults

These are therapeutic interventions and modalities that are not a standard medical care.

These attempt to use the body’s natural healing ability to restore balance and can be offered in combination with traditional therapy sessions.

“At FTC Kids YOU and YOUR CHILD MATTER.

It boils down to the people that work there. Everyone working at FTC Kids is clearly very passionate and knowledgeable about their career and lovingly committed to the families they serve. I have noticed significant reductions in my son’s engagement in stereotypical behaviors, he’s more cooperative and social, and there has been a positive change in his social behaviors. My son LOVES his therapists. FTC Kids is operated with the drive, passion, and expertise that every organization should be!”

-Stephanie T.

what people are saying

FTC has become part of our family this past year! The staff are all so accommodating and communicative and all 3 of my guys adore their therapists and I adore the admin staff!

FTC is a true blessing in our lives, the facility is spotlessly clean and so welcoming. My boys always look forward to coming and are making steady progress. Our whole experience here–top to bottom could not be more wonderful! I cannot recommend this practice enough!

CAROLYN R.

"FTC is part of our story. We are proud to be part of their amazing and supportive community. We are beyond grateful for everything they have done for our family.

YOU and YOUR CHILD MATTER. FTC Kids is whole child focused, not just the specific therapist’s expertise. They work as a team and they work with you. It is warm and welcoming. You just feel good going there.  You know your child is in good hands.  They make you feel like part of their family. They make sure you understand and are not left feeling despair.  They give you hope. You see results AND my kids LOVE it and look forward to going there."

–NICOLE G.

"I have noticed significant reductions in my son's engagement in stereotypical behaviors, he's more cooperative and social, and there has been a positive change in his social behaviors.

 I chose FTC Kids because I was so blown away by the equipment, the knowledgeable staff, and the attention to the child AND family, that when I left I knew continuing was absolutely necessary. It boils down to the people that work there. Everyone working at FTC Kids is clearly very passionate and knowledgeable about their career and lovingly committed to the families they serve."

–STEPHANIE T.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you take insurance?

We work with all out-of-network insurance providers.

How do I get started?

After the initial contact is made either through our 24-hour phone service or email, FTC patient advocate will contact you within 24 hours.

She will send you the link to fill out all necessary paperwork which can be found on our website and a place to upload a copy of your insurance card front and back.

Our team will check your insurance before your first appointment so you will have a full understanding of what coverage you are entitled to.

If you don’t hear from us within 24-48 hours, you can call 973-339-0141. We will schedule your screening/evaluation.

After my initial contact with the FTC client advocate team, how long will I have to wait for an appointment?

We try to schedule you within 1 week, but depending on schedules it may take up to two weeks.

Do I need a prescription/referral from my doctor?

FTC Kids can legally treat your child without a prescription/referral; however, if we are billing insurance, they may require the referral.

Our FTC client advocate team will do everything in their power to ensure reimbursement.

We may ask families to get a referral signed by a medical doctor, nurse practitioner or psychiatrist to help the case.

What is the difference between a screening and an evaluation?

FTC Kids offers complementary screenings. This is a time where parents can express their concerns and ask questions to qualified therapists about their child’s behavior and skills.

The therapist will observe the child playing naturally and may have him/her complete some simple activities to get a quick “snapshot” of your child without formal testing.

Evaluations are required by all insurance companies for prior-authorizations or approval to start services at FTC Kids. Your insurance policy may list coverage for therapy services; however, it must be medically necessary.

The results from the evaluation will determine not only if therapy is beneficial but if it is necessary for your child’s development.

What should I expect at my first session/screening?

You will be required to bring copies of your insurance cards and all completed paperwork if not filled out online prior to session.

Parents and child will tour the facility and be introduced to the evaluating therapist.

If the child is comfortable, he/she will transition with a therapist for testing while the parent completes an interview with a patient advocate.

Insurance coverage will be reviewed and information gathered from the interview and screening will be shared with parents.

Together the parent and therapist will create a plan for next steps and following session will be scheduled. 

How long does an evaluation take?

This is usually conducted over one or two 1-hour sessions where the child completes a series of developmental movements, reflex testing, visual motor testing and standardized testing.

How long should I expect to receive a finalized written report?

Evaluations are typically completed in 7 days; however, they have been known to take up to 10 days depending on the complexity and workload of the therapist.

Do you accept evaluations conducted at other locations?

We can not use a school evaluation since it is not a medical evaluation but it may be useful in treatment. Depending on your insurance we may be able to use evaluations completed within 6 months at another therapy clinic.

Do you have a waitlist?

We occasionally have waitlists for “prime time” slots (3-5pm) but we always have slots during the week if you are more flexible.

Do you have weekend and evening hours?

Yes. Depending on the therapist and availability our therapists offer Saturdays and weekly sessions until 7:30pm.

Do we have the same appointment time and therapist each week?

It is most convenient to schedule the same and time each week. If a make-up is warranted due to illness or family emergency we will do our best to reschedule or find a therapist to fill in. 

Can I do more than one therapy service at your location?

FTC offers Occupational, Speech, and Physical therapy both individually and in group sessions.

Depending on the child, it may be beneficial to participate in a Speech session before or after a Physical or Occupational therapy session.

Some insurances will only reimburse one therapy session per day and these services would not be combined.

Are siblings and or parents welcome in the therapy sessions?

Parents are always welcome. We believe family participation is crucial for your child’s progress and continued success.

Due to COVID precautions and space restrictions, we would not be able to accommodate this need during popular times of day. We will happily schedule a time or day when the facility is less occupied. 

Siblings are not typically involved in therapy sessions unless this family dynamic is a primary concern.

The treatment plan must include goals and objectives to address these needs and an appropriate time must be scheduled when the gym is not as populated for sibling sessions.

we look forward to hearing from you!

Get in Touch | Inquiry

Ready to get started at FTC Kids or do you have questions that we can answer? Once we receive your initial contact, either through our 24-hour phone service, email, or the form below, an FTC Patient Advocate will contact you within 24 hours.

Phone: (973) 339-0141 | Email: contact@ftckids.com

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