Ability to complete daily self-care tasks such as: feeding, dressing, brushing teeth and hair, and bathing.
Ability to accept and eat a variety of foods
Ability to develop eye-hand skills for reading, writing, and playing.
Ability to develop body coordination
Ability to feel comfortable with touch, movement, and socialization with others.
Pediatric Occupational Therapists:
Improve the way your child interprets sensory information
Develop Strength, endurance, and range of motion
Develop Balance and Coordination
Develop fine motor skills and function
Increase independence with activities of daily living
Promote developmental progression
Our Pediatric Occupational Therapists create fun treatment sessions that interest your child and encourage them to embrace change, growth and learning.
What are some of our programs?
The Sensory Integration and Praxis Tests (SIPT)
The most thorough means for assessing sensory integration skills and deficits (now called Sensory Processing Dysfunctions.) Children who have difficulty with taking in sensory input or interpreting sensory input through their eyes, ears, touch, taste, smell, and movement, can experience devastating consequences with interactions with others, in social and learning situations or when trying to deal with their emotions or self-esteem.
Sensory Integrative Treatment is done in a sensory rich environment that challenges your child to be successful in their performance during play, school, and daily routines. Sensory Integrative treatment helps your child organize and interpret information from the senses.
Therapeutic Listening Program
Uses enhanced music via headphones as a part of an in-clinic and/or home therapy program. Therapeutic Listening is implemented as part of a home program designed by a trained therapist to suit the unique needs of your child. There are five different series of music, with over 45 album selections, from which therapists can choose to develop a custom therapy program to suit the individual needs of each child. Commonly reported improvements are seen in sensory modulation, posture and movement, attention, and social interactions, leading to gains in day to day function and communication.
See more at: http://www.vitallinks.net/pages/About-Therapeutic-Listening.php#sthash.3DdMDPSp.dpuf
The Interactive Metronome (IM)
A computer-based program that integrates auditory and visual stimuli with motor-based exercises to improve attention, motor planning, sequencing and timing.
Interactive Metronome can be embedded within your child’s therapy session or can be a separate treatment. IM is a state-of-the-art, “clinical educational tool, that provides a focused and systematic way to exercise underlying motor planning and sequencing capacities within the brain”.
Improvements reported include:
Improvement in attention, concentration, and language processing.
Reduction in negative behaviors such as aggression and impulsivity.
Improvement in motor control, coordination and in academic performance.
How Does Your Engine Run?/ The Alert Program
Consists of lessons and fun activities that help your child learn to recognize, monitor, and change their level of alertness to participate in a given activity. Children are taught to recognize when their sensory systems are running too ‘High” or too “low”. The program teaches your child to bring themselves to the “just right” place where they can achieve self- awareness, confidence, and self-esteem.
Williams & Shellenberger : Having the ability to change how alert we feel is the foundation of every goal a parent, teacher, or therapist has for their children (or adult clients).”
Handwriting Without Tears
The program follows research that demonstrates children learn more effectively by actively doing, with materials that address all styles of learning. When the Occupational Therapist additionally provides the correct environment and posture for learning, your child begins to write with more success and less frustration.
Home Programming and parent teaching. Our occupational therapists love to help your children progress. They also know that their successes with your child must transfer to your successes at home and at school. They will strive to make you a partner in your child’s growth and success.
READY FOR A FUN THERAPY ENVIRONMENT,
THAT TRULY CARES ABOUT YOUR CHILD AND YOUR FAMILY?