We help children through the 4 areas of of our T.E.A.M. By utilizing therapy experts in each area to develop our programs, we are able to take the “T.E.A.M.” approach towards your child’s needs. Whether it be during a therapy session, open gym time, or one of our structured classes, you will see how your child benefits from our speech therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy and feeding therapy programs.
Most children will receive a comprehensive evaluation in the areas of concern, unless they have received a therapy evaluation within the last year. Based on the therapist(s) recommendations, ongoing or consultative therapy may be recommended for your child. Ongoing therapy can consist of direct one-on-one with the therapist or in a group setting. Frequency of ongoing therapy can range from one time per month to multiple times per week. The length of the session will vary from 30 minutes to 50 minutes. Many factors are taken into consideration when making an individualized therapy plan for your child including child’s needs, child’s strengths and weaknesses, ability to focus and attend, insurance benefits, etc.
Be wary of clinics that only offer a “cookie cutter” type physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, or feeding therapy session where everyone is seen for the same amount of time. Each child is unique and their therapy session should be too!
Therapists have access to a variety of therapeutic tools that will enhance treatment sessions to help your child meet their individualized goals. Therapy is disguised in the form of play to more easily engage your child throughout each therapy session to help master goals. When appropriate, clients have access to the clinic’s sensory gym which has a rock wall, suspension swings, stairs, mini trampoline, bolsters, balls, and a variety of kid-friendly gross and fine motor activities. The clinic is equipped with a multitude of activities to provide sensory input in the areas of oral, tactile, auditory, visual, olfactory, proprioception, and vestibular.
Interactive Metronome may be incorporated into therapy sessions as deemed appropriate by each therapist. Technology can also be integrated into therapy sessions in the form of switch adapted toys or goal appropriate iPad apps. Adaptations are commonly made to activities and equipment so that each child can participate as independently as possible.
When selecting a therapist for your child make sure they have a wide range of therapeutic tools to maximize your child’s success!