Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions About Pediatric Therapy Services

Here you’ll find frequent questions we receive about our pediatric therapy services. If you have any other questions, please contact us for answers.

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Triumph Therapeutics is a contracted provider within select insurance networks. Specifically, Triumph is in-network with the following insurance providers:
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Tricare Humana
  • DC and MD Medicaid
  • All DC Medicaid MCO’s
Out of network providers: For clients with out-of-network insurance, Triumph extends a warm welcome. In the event that we are not in-network with your insurance provider, Triumph will furnish a comprehensive super bill for you to submit to your insurance company for potential reimbursement. As an out-of-network provider, Triumph does not directly accept insurance. Instead, we provide all families with a detailed superbill upon request. The information within this document can then be submitted to your insurance provider for reimbursement at out-of-network rates. It's important to note that while we facilitate this process, we cannot guarantee reimbursement from your insurance, nor do we engage in communication with your insurance company regarding reimbursement matters. Payments can be conveniently made via credit card, or Health Savings Account (HSA). Should you have any further inquiries regarding reimbursement procedures, please don't hesitate to reach out to us for assistance.
Triumph Therapeutics receives referrals from various sources including pediatricians, educators, and healthcare professionals such as speech language pathologists, chiropractors, and psychologists. When parents reach out to us, we allocate approximately 10-15 minutes to discuss the reason for the referral and gather information about the child's strengths and challenges. Following this conversation, if we believe an evaluation is necessary, we will provide a specific recommendation regarding the type of assessment needed and inform you about the associated costs. Additionally, you have the option to schedule a developmental screening. This opportunity allows you to meet our therapists, familiarize yourself with our facility, and make an informed decision about whether Triumph Therapeutics is the right fit for your child.
Accordion Sample DescriptiParents have the option to either sit in during the evaluation or wait in our designated waiting area. This decision is entirely up to the parent and can be made spontaneously. We understand that parents know their children best. While some children find comfort in having a parent present, others may feel anxious or behave differently with an audience, which could potentially impact the evaluation process. If a parent chooses to be present during the session, we kindly request that they refrain from intervening or assisting their child unless specifically instructed to do so by the evaluator. It's crucial for us to accurately assess your child's abilities independently.
The duration of therapy varies for every child. This largely depends on test scores, the number of areas being addressed, frequency of services, and carryover at home and school. Children also vary in their motivation to participate in therapeutic activities in the clinic, at home, and at school. The goal is always to help children move out of therapy and into age-appropriate activities with their peers as soon as possible.
In addition to providing a review of the session, therapists will always provide activities and recommendations for home programming. Communication is important so that therapists can continue to provide activities that are both therapeutic and motivating for children to do at home with their parents. Homework is never required, but most parents find that the activities are not a huge burden in terms of cost and time.
Per parent request (and with written permission), therapists can reach out to teachers via email or by phone. Through this ongoing communication, therapists and teachers can share information and come up with some ideas and strategies that are feasible for the classroom in order to help children experience more success. In addition, teachers may provide useful information about goal areas that can be addressed in therapy. It may be helpful to schedule a school visit so that the therapist can see the classroom first hand and observe how the child is functioning during more challenging parts of the day. This will allow the therapist to make more specific recommendations for the teaching team.
Occupational and physical therapy are closely related for the pediatric population. Both disciplines serve to increase independence and participation and look at the whole child. Physical therapists focus on improving the musculoskeletal system so that children can engage in age-appropriate activities which promote health, wellness and socialization. Occupational therapists focus on improving function so that children can participate in activities related to school, self-care, and leisure.
Early intervention services and school-based therapy services fall under the educational model, whereas therapy in the private sector falls under the medical model. Therefore, educationally-based therapists are restricted to working only on goals established in the IFSP or IEP process. The goals are based on what is needed for a child to be independent in the school setting, typically fine and visual motor skills. Private therapists are free to use a variety of frames of reference to guide treatment with the goal being to improve outcomes in any area that is falling outside of the typical range.
Triumph Therapeutics is located on the corner of Massachusetts Avenue and 49th Street near Bluestone Lane and Millie’s Spring Valley. There is on-site parking available through Colonial Parking, but we do not validate. There is also 2-hour street parking available on 49th Street NW, as well as Fordham Road NW and Van Ness Street NW. It is a short walk (less than 10 minutes), to our clinic from these streets. Once inside our building, there is an elevator on the main floor. Upon exiting the elevator on the 3rd floor, you will take two lefts and then a right when you see the Capital Pilates door. We are in Suite 340 on your left. We look forward to seeing you soon!