One-on-One Occupational Therapy
OT focuses on supporting participation in everyday occupations as well as enhancing quality of life! Children's occupations include everyday activities such as, playing, sleeping, socializing, learning, dressing, and much more. Sessions consist of engaging children in motivating, goal-oriented activities utilizing the best combination of therapeutic services for their individual profile. A treatment plan is developed for your child following a comprehensive evaluation, including standardized assessments, clinical observations in our sensory-rich gym, and a parent interview.
Coaching in and outside of our clinic to enhance understanding of your child's individual profile for:
- other members of your child’s team
One-on-One Speech Therapy
Speech therapy treats communication challenges, both receptive and expressive, that limits children's verbal communication abilities. Our speech therapist uses the science of developmental language acquisition to guide evaluation of and intervention with children. Sessions consist of play and physical activity to help children sustain their communicative interactions. A treatment plan is developed for your child following a comprehensive evaluation, including standardized assessments, clinical observations, and a parent interview.
Peers are a powerful and motivating source for your child’s development. Our groups are play-based and facilitated by licensed therapists.
Social Thinking groups® to support social-emotional functioning and sensory-motor development: Our social groups will teach your child to think about and understand the relationships in which they participate, rather than focusing on superficial rote social codes, actions, and patterns of response.
Picky Eaters and Problem Feeders groups for exploration and sensory-based feeding therapy based on the S.O.S. Approach to Feeding. Your child will engage in meal-time routines, explore foods with a variety of colors and textures, and move through the 32 steps of eating.
Contact us if you're interested in group therapy for your child!
Your child's therapy sessions may include...
DIR/Floortime: DIR/Floortime is a therapeutic approach that is child-led. Following the child’s lead is a way to understand the child’s emotional viewpoint and the first step to bringing the child from an insular world into a shared world. After a child is brought into a shared world, the therapist can then start to introduce challenges to help the child master the fundamentals of relating, communicating and thinking with the ultimate goal of helping them be empathetic, creative, logical, and reflective individuals.
Sensory Integration: Sensory integration refers to the way in which the nervous system receives messages from the senses and the body’s response to it. Sensory integration therapy uses activities to help the child modulate sensory stimulation, develop adaptive responses and feel more comfortable within the world around them.
Integrated Listening Systems (iLs): iLs is a multisensory program developed by Dr. Minson, a board certified psychiatrist and neurologist. The system involves the child wearing specialized headphones that send gentle bone conduction frequencies through the body, while listening to music and engaging in movement activities. The purpose is to activate multiple neural pathways used for processing of sensory information. Children requiring speech therapy can benefit from the iLs Interactive Language Program, designed to improve auditory processing and language skills.
Safe and Sound Protocol: The SSP is another listening program by iLs that is designed to reduce auditory sensitivity and stress and enhance social engagement. It calms the sympathetic nervous system, enabling improved communication and therapeutic outcomes for functional participation in everyday life.
Reflex Integration: We utilize Masgutova Neurosensorimotor Reflex Integration (MNRI method), a manual approach to facilitate sensory-motor and cognitive development. Primary movements and reflex patterns are expressed by every individual and are key elements of human development. Many of these reflexes are necessary for survival during periods of stress and danger. They are also neurological building blocks for all learned movements and skills including motor development, coordination skills, cognitive skills, and other primary reflexes. Certain life events experienced before, during and after birth may affect the ability of these reflex patterns to be fully integrated and used effectively.
QRI™ Quantum Reflex Integration: QRI™ combines the effects of a cold laser (low level laser therapy), sound, and reflex integration techniques, to strengthen neurological connections. It is a methodology for using low level laser therapy on specific acupoints to achieve reflex integration and calming of the nervous system, via repairing cells and making transmission of impulses along nerves more efficient. Integrated reflex patterns can impact many areas, including learning, physical movement, development, and behavior. QRI™ is effective with conditions such as Autism, ADD/ADHD, Cerebral Palsy, T-21/Down Syndrome, brain injuries, and learning disabilities.
Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT): LLLT is a phototherapy that utilizes low level lasers or non-laser light emitting diodes (LED’s) to restore cellular function, promote healing, and diminish pain in a variety of disorders.
Astronaut Training: This protocol can be helpful for children with impaired balance, sensory issues and coordination disorders. It is designed to stimulate and integrate the vestibular, visual, and auditory systems.
Bal-a-vis-x: The beanbag and racquetball activities involved in Bal-a-vis-x enhance brain/body integration. They target bilateral coordination, visual-motor skills, balance, and auditory processing (rhythmicity).
Brain Gym: Brain Gym is a movement based learning program. Regularly using Brain Gym activities will enhance the quality of attention and concentration, motor coordination, handwriting skills, memory, organization skills.
S.O.S. Approach to Feeding: A feeding program to address problematic feeding behaviors in a variety of settings and populations. It focuses on increasing a child’s comfort level by exploring and learning about the different properties of food. This program allows the child to interact with food in a playful and non-stressful way.
Pet Therapy: We have a trained service dog, Bere, for use in individual OT sessions. Bere is trained to remain calm and still, which affords opportunities to desensitize your child’s fear for dogs, which can often be a safety concern while you’re in your communities. For children struggling with anxiety, Bere’s presence often has a calming and relaxing effect, which enables enhanced participation in therapeutic activities.
Reiki: Reiki is a healing technique developed by a Japanese Buddhist that is based on the principle of channelling energy to support the body’s natural healing abilities. Energy healing is provided through touch or hovering of hands over clients to promote deep breathing, relaxation, pain relief, and overall well-being.