IN-CLINIC PRECAUTIONS

Please note:  As this is a developing situation, policies and procedure are subject to change. Project CHILLD commits to communicating any changes that arise with clients and families.

Staff Requirements

Each day, staff members complete a temperature check and symptom review. Staff registering temperatures of 100.4 degrees or greater, or those who are positive for three or more symptoms are immediately sent home. Staff members are also required to follow CDC guidelines regarding exposure and quarantine procedures based on vaccination status.  

All staff members wear facemasks at all times when they are in a shared space with clients. Clients are encouraged to wear masks. Staff wash hands regularly throughout the day. 

All food is consumed in individual offices, at least six feet apart from others. No candy, gum or other food is consumed while a therapist is working with a client. Water consumption must occur at least six feet away from others, and spills are cleaned immediately.

Facility Procedures

In addition to regular equipment sanitizing performed by staff, the clinic is professionally cleaned nightly. Electrostatic cleaning is performed twice each week.

High-touch surfaces, such as light switches, door handles and therapy mats, are cleaned by staff throughout the day.

A medical-grade air filter, "Cascade White," produced by Surgically Clean Air, runs on high 24 hours per day, 7 days per week in the shared clinic space. Additionally, HEPA air purifiers have been installed in all offices and enclosed treatment rooms. The Cummings facility has adjusted HVAC systems to allow for the maximal amount of air exchange and is changing HVAC filters on a regular basis. All possible windows remain open during business hours when weather permits.

Service-Specific Procedures

Project CHILLD is currently offering in-person occupational therapy, speech & language therapy, neurofeedback and integrated sound therapy. Click to read about the specific safety precautions we have implemented for each service.

 

Occupational Therapy

All clients undergo a temperature check and symptom review prior to treatment. Clients are also asked about exposure to individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19. Clients registering temperatures of 100.4 degrees or greater,  who are positive for three or more symptoms, or who have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 cannot participate in in-person services and must reschedule or move to telehealth.

Scheduling has been staggered to limit the number of clients in the clinic at one time. Clients remain in separate areas of the clinic, and there is no peer play. The large treatment gym is equipped with a medical-grade air filter, "Cascade White," produced by Surgically Clean Air, which runs on high 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Additionally, HEPA air purifiers have been installed in all offices and enclosed treatment rooms. The Cummings facility has adjusted HVAC systems to allow for the maximal amount of air exchange and is changing HVAC filters on a regular basis. All possible windows remain open during business hours when weather permits.

Both therapists and clients wash hands before, during and after treatment sessions. Therapists wear a facemask at all times while treating. Clients are encouraged to wear masks. Client water breaks are performed at least six feet away from other individuals.

 

Any pieces of equipment, toys or other items that come in contact with a client's face/mouth or a part of the body that has touched the face/mouth are immediately removed for cleaning/sanitizing, or for a set period of days, based on individual material types. 

Certain therapy materials have been removed to promote safety and reduce the spread of germs. The following is a brief list of materials, equipment and activities currently unavailable to clients:

  • Oral motor tools (whistles, chewies, straws)

  • Food

  • Ball pits

  • Rice bins

  • Cooking/baking items and activities

 

Please contact us for more information about occupational therapy services.

 

 

Speech & Language Therapy

All clients undergo a temperature check and symptom review prior to treatment. Clients are also asked about exposure to individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19. Clients registering temperatures of 100.4 degrees or greater,  who are positive for three or more symptoms, or who have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 cannot participate in in-person services and must reschedule or move to telehealth.

Speech therapy sessions are conducted in private treatment rooms, equipped with clear, plexiglass barriers on treatment tables for use as needed. A HEPA air purifier is used continuously throughout the day in each speech therapy room, and all possible windows remain open during business hours when weather permits.

Both therapists and clients wash hands before, during and after treatment sessions. Therapists wear a facemask while treating. Clients are encouraged to wear masks. 

Any pieces of equipment, toys or other items that come in contact with a client's face/mouth or a part of the body that has touched the face/mouth are immediately removed for cleaning/sanitizing, or for a set period of days, based on individual material types. 

Certain therapy materials have been removed to promote safety and reduce the spread of germs. The following is a brief list of materials, equipment and activities currently unavailable to clients:

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  • Ball pits

  • Rice bins

  • Cooking/baking items and activities

 

Please contact us​ for more information about speech & language therapy services.

 

Neurofeedback

Neurofeedback clients enter the clinic through the hallway door. All clients undergo a temperature check and symptom review prior to entering the building. Clients are also asked about exposure to individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19. Clients registering temperatures of 100.4 degrees or greater,  who are positive for three or more symptoms, or who have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 cannot enter the clinic.

The neurofeedback room is equipped with a HEPA air filter that is run continuously throughout the day. 

The neurofeedback therapist washes hands before and after each session and applies sanitizer before and after applying or removing electrodes. The therapist wears a facemask at all times while a client is present. Clients are encouraged to wear masks. Electrodes are sanitized after each session.

Please contact us​ for more information about neurofeedback services.

 

Integrated Sound Therapy

Integrated sound therapy clients enter the clinic through the hallway door. All clients, and any accompanying parties, undergo a temperature check and symptom review prior to entering the building. Clients are also asked about exposure to individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19. Clients registering temperatures of 100.4 degrees or greater,  who are positive for three or more symptoms, or who have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 cannot enter the clinic.

Scheduling has been staggered to limit the number of clients in the clinic at one time. Clients remain in separate areas of the clinic, and there is no peer play. The large treatment gym is equipped with a medical-grade air filter, "Cascade White," produced by Surgically Clean Air, which runs on high 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Additionally, HEPA air purifiers have been installed in all offices and enclosed treatment rooms. The Cummings facility has adjusted HVAC systems to allow for the maximal amount of air exchange and is changing HVAC filters on a regular basis. All possible windows remain open during business hours when weather permits.

Any pieces of equipment, toys or other items that come in contact with a client's face/mouth or a part of the body that has touched the face/mouth are immediately removed for cleaning/sanitizing, or for a set period of days, based on individual material types. Headphones are sanitized after each session, and client headbands are stored in individual, sealed containers.

Both therapists and clients wash hands before, during and after treatment sessions. Therapists wear a facemask at all times while treating. Clients are encouraged to wear masks. Client water breaks are performed at least six feet away from other individuals.

Certain therapy materials have been removed to promote safety and reduce the spread of germs. The following is a brief list of materials, equipment and activities currently unavailable to clients:

  • Oral motor tools (whistles, chewies, straws)

  • Food

  • Ball pits

  • Rice bins

  • Cooking/baking items and activities

Please contact us​ for more information about integrated sound therapy services.