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A department of Mary Washington Hospital

Welcome to Mary Washington Pediatric Therapy!

Mary Washington Pediatric Therapy, formerly known as Fox Therapy Center, is a local Certified Autism Center dedicated to providing the highest quality speech and occupational therapy services to children. Our skilled clinicians are passionate about helping your child meet their own personal milestones within a fun and supportive learning environment!

200 Executive Center Parkway, Suite 106
Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Phone: 540.446.2654
Fax: 540.993.1081

Monday–Friday 9 a.m.–6 p.m.

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Certified Autism Center

Mary Washington Pediatric Therapy (formerly known as Fox Therapy) was the first therapy center in Virginia to receive the Certification of Autism Care from the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES). This designation means that the Mary Washington Pediatric Therapy staff have undergone a rigorous training process that will assist in providing services for those who have autism. This means that parents of children with autism can be confident that we not only understand your child but are trained to provide the best services possible for your child!

Announcements

To continue our safety measures during COVID-19 times, our policy includes:

  • All adults MUST wear a mask while in the facility.
  • Only ONE parent/guardian allowed in evaluation or treatment sessions/appointments
  • No siblings allowed in sessions

Please call before entry to answer questions as children showing signs of illness will not be allowed in the facility. We appreciate your continued cooperation as we continue to focus on keeping our patients, families and staff safe.

Services

Speech Therapy

Speech and language therapy (ST) provides assessment, treatment and support for children who have speech, language, voice, social skills, and communication difficulties. ST educates and supports families in helping their child meet speech and language milestones.

Speech Therapy Services

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy (OT) provides treatment and support for children who have physical, sensory, cognitive, or visual difficulties. OTs help children achieve their developmental milestones, as well as educate parents for the overall success for their child.

Occupational Therapy Services


Feeding Therapy

Feeding therapy helps children improve their feeding skills allows for more enjoyable mealtimes for the child and their family. At Mary Washington Pediatric Therapy, we offer a fun and functional sensory-motor approach to feeding to help your child build their confidence and independence with a variety of food.

Feeding Therapy Services

Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)

Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) includes all forms of communication (other than oral speech) that are used to express thoughts, needs, wants, and ideas. AAC can be temporary or life-long to meet speech and language needs.

AAC Services


Orofacial Myofunctional (OFM) Therapy

Myofunctional therapy utilizes techniques to help eliminate harmful habit patterns, normalize resting tongue, lips and jaw positions, and/or retrain muscle patterns when there is tongue thrusting.

OFM Services

Teletherapy Services

We are offering this as a way for our patients to continue progress toward goals, as well as a way to provide social connection during the time of COVID-19. Here is what is needed to participate: computer, tablet, or phone, good internet connection, a person available to assist child and, if possible, the ability to print (not required).

COVID-19 Safety Standards

Making our clinic a safe environment for patients and staff

We understand that you may have concerns about returning to in-office clinic visits. You be rest assured that we will implement the following safeguards to minimize the exposure risks related to COVID-19 for our patients/caregivers, families, and staff. Our office follows infection control recommendations made by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OHSA). We continuously follow the information from of these agencies so that we are up to date on any guidance that may be implemented.

When it is time for your next appointment. We have made these changes to help protect our patients and staff:

  • Our waiting room will remain closed.
  • When you arrive, please wait in your car and call the office to let us know you have arrived at 540-446-2654. When you call, further directions from our staff have been given. Parents will be required to drop off their child and return to their vehicle for duration of therapy visit.
  • Temperature checks and a short health questionnaire for clients and employees will be conducted. If anyone in your family has been ill, we ask that you call and re-schedule your child’s appointment.
  • Employees and parents will be asked to wear a mask and/or face shield. At this time, face masks are not recommend for many of the children we serve. Each family may decide for themselves if their child can tolerate wearing a mask.
  • When the therapy session is completed, we ask that you pick up your child in the back door area (while practicing social distancing). A staff member will have your child meet up with you at the side of the building. If you would like, the therapist can email you any information.
  • Appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing between patients. We will be seeing limited amount of patients compared to the typical patient schedule at once.
  • Contactless payment arrangements will be made. Credit card on file forms will be available and/or payments may be made over the phone or email invoices.
  • Toys utilized during therapy sessions will be kept to a minimum. Toys will be sanitized before reuse.
  • Use of Sneeze guard plexiglass barriers to assist with social distancing.
  • Fabric toys, carpeted swings, play dough, sensory bins and other difficult to clean objects will not be used.
  • Employees will wash their hands before and after each therapy session.
  • Employees will sanitize their therapy room and/or work station between each client.
  • Air purifiers throughout clinic and increased cleaning protocols in all clinical areas throughout the day.s, company policies, executive profiles, company awards/distinctions, office locations, shareholder reports, whitepapers, media mentions and other pieces of content that don’t fit into a shorter, more succinct space.

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