To schedule a series with me go to my online scheduler to see my calendar, and call or email me with your request for lessons. email@example.com 408-750-4302.
What to expect during lessons
RECOMMENDATION Plan to begin with a series of lessons twice a day for 3 to 5 days. I work long weekends for your convenience traveling for lessons. Optimally your child will have a 2-hour break between lessons each day when he/she should eat and relax.
WHAT TO BRING Clothing your child can move freely in. Toys, bottle, food that will help your child feel comfortable during the lessons. If your child needs to nurse or falls asleep I will use the opportunity to do some very fine detail work. Bring a video camera if you wish to record my suggestions or parts of the lesson to share with others. Plan to take notes about home activities.
PARENT/FAMILY LESSONS I do not usually have extra times available during the series. If you wish to have siblings or parents receive lessons I recommend you book in advance. It is a great idea so don’t hesitate if you think it could help. The whole family has success together so it’s important that everyone get what they need.
TWIN LESSONS Often one twin has more movement issues, but usually both twins would benefit from lessons. Since it is so expensive to get lessons for 2 children I have developed a way to work with both children in a cost effective way. I have found that scheduling the series in 1.5 hour lesson times allows me to work back and forth between both twins and everyone benefits. Please contact me if you wish to discuss this option.
ADDITIONAL CONSULTATION TIME If you would like extra time to discuss home actitvites, equipment, or school issues please plan to shedule additional time. Bring equipment such as wheelchairs or braces you wish me to evaluate. If you wish to have suggestions for goals on an upcoming IEP I can have that discussion near the end of your series after I am familiar with your child.
OBSERVERS Adult family members and caregivers are always welcome. If therapists or medical professionals observe your childs lesson be aware that my attention will be divided and your childs lesson will include demonstration and explanation. I am happy to do this if you feel it will be helpful in coordinating your team of providers for your child.
Scheduling at Andrea L Bowers’ San Jose Office
144 S Third Street Unit 240
San Jose, CA 95112
LESSONS: $250 for each lesson in the series in San Jose. Lessons in other locations are $275 per lesson – USD.
Availability: Please call to inquire about scheduling lessons. Also, see my scheduling page for locations and dates for a series of lessons.
ACCOMMODATIONS My office is located in downtown San Jose. There are many options for lodging in close proximity. Hotel accommodations are within walking distance to my office and many museums, restaurants etc. See my Pinterest page for details: http://www.pinterest.com/andrealbowers/
TRAVEL From my office it is 10 minutes to San Jose airport, 35 minutes to San Francisco Airport. 10 minutes to Amtrak train. A car may be neccessary for local tranpsortation but downtown hotels have shuttles to San Jose Airport and my office is within walking distance of the Marriott, Sheraton, etc. Downtown has wonderful amenities and entertainment so it’s possible to visit without renting a car. Downtown hotels book up quickly so call in advance.
CANCELLATION POLICY A Series must be cancelled 2 weeks in advance. If your child is not able to be present for a scheduled lesson in a series you may substitute a family member or someone else in that appointment. I am not able to postpone unused lessons to a later series.
24 hour notice is required to cancel single lessons.
Are you thinking about scheduling a series of lessons with Andrea L Bowers in your town?
For optimal learning I recommend a series of 6, 8, or 10 lessons. Please click here to see my locations and availability for 2014. If you would like me to consider traveling to your location contact me and we can discuss it. I currently travel to locations I can reach with non-stop flights of 1 to 5 hours. Once or twice a year I am available to travel outside North America.
When traveling I give 6 lessons per day. This works out very well if 3 to 5 families wish to each receive a series for their child with 2 lessons/day. Please contact me if you wish to have fewer than 6 lessons or more than 10.
My fee is $275/lesson USD in the United States.
Please inquire about other rates outside the US.
You may email me to request a PayPal invoice which allows you to pay be credit card, Paypal, or Bill Me Later (no interest for 6 months). I do not submit claims but can provide additional paid invoices as needed.
LOCATION OF LESSONS
I will book accommodations near the airport I am flying to. Lessons are given from the hotel where I stay.
Pre-paid lessons will be refunded if I am not able to complete the trip for any reason. Please make sure to read the cancellation/refund policy at time of payment.