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Nejčastější otázky

  • Is it possible to pay for examination/therapy from the public health system?
    Unfortunately, it doesn't work. At the moment, the Papány School does not have a contract with any insurance company. It is possible to ask foundations for a contribution/funding.
  • We live outside of Prague, what is the difference between an examination at your place and online?
    If you arrive at the Papan School, we will make you a good coffee. The process and the information obtained are identical.
  • How long will it take to see results?
    Many parents see results immediately. However, sometimes it takes longer. Everyone takes a different amount of time to learn to ride a bike, everyone takes a different amount of time to adapt to a new environment. In short, it is very individual.
  • I was recommended clinical speech therapy, but a friend recommended you. Does it matter where I go?
    The Papány school currently does not have its own clinical speech therapist and does not replace this care. We look at eating disorders comprehensively, so of course we also focus on the function of the mouth. In most cases, together with the parents, we agree with a speech therapist in their place of residence, with whom we then communicate for unification and continuity of care.
  • Is it necessary to undergo an examination?
    It is possible to order directly for a one-off consultation. But a consultation will never replace an examination. As part of the examination, a home video is evaluated, on which the therapist often sees things that the parent does not even realize. It also includes a nutritional evaluation of the menu and a therapeutic plan. However, if you are not sure whether to book an examination or not, we can agree on this together during a one-off consultation. More information here:
  • If I make an appointment with you for an examination, am I guaranteed a place for follow-up therapy?
    Only about 30% of children who come for an examination proceed immediately to therapy. We approach therapy only when it is necessary. In general, as part of the Papaní School program, we try to support parents to manage the situation at home. Without the need to expose the child to further visits to the medical facility.
  • You have the option of a home visit listed on the website, do you also commute outside of Prague?
    Yes, but home visits are very time-consuming, so we can't do many of them in a week. It depends on the current capacity and time options.
  • I can't decide whether to make an appointment for an examination or buy an online program. What is the difference?
    In the online program you will learn the basic principles of working with a small picky eater. That is, why the problem arose, how to adjust the environment, how to work with anxiety, what and how to serve children and how to build skills related to food. The examination is tailor-made, i.e. we deal specifically with your child's difficulties. If your child is significantly behind in skills related to food, has health problems related to food intake or is not thriving, it would be more appropriate to choose an examination. If you "just struggle" at the family table, it is probably more appropriate to choose an online program. After completing the online program, you can always order a one-time consultation, in which we can discuss specific questions or difficulties that you encountered during the program together.
  • How does therapy work?
    The therapy lasts 45 minutes, followed by a 5-minute interview with the parents (if they are not participating in the therapy). Many children work better together without their parents present, but we always try to at least film or take photos of therapy sessions for parents. The therapy takes place in the form of a game with food. As a rule, we work on building a relationship with food and skills associated with food, i.e. handling food and processing food in the mouth. We also work in general on the sensory system and table manners. Layout of the therapy unit: 15 minutes of sensory preparation, 25 minutes of working with food, 5 minutes of joint cleaning (an important part of therapy) and 5 minutes of conversation with the parents (evaluation of progress and tasks for the next meeting). The first goal of therapy is to establish a relationship between the child and the therapist. The child must gain trust in the therapist and only then can they eat together. The time to establish a relationship depends on the adaptation of the child and the level of his anxiety about food, it may take several therapies.
  • The doctors recommended a tube, but we don't agree. Can you give us a second opinion?
    In this case, it is necessary to do a comprehensive examination and evaluate the child's skills and caloric intake. We often encounter a situation where a child is so weakened by insufficient income that he is unable to advance in skills. In this case, the probe is completely in place. But of course, if it is possible to manage without her, we will try to do our best.
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