Individual Therapy Programs
Therapy sessions are 50 minutes with consultation and education time provided to the parents/caregivers at the end of each session. Therapists use a holistic approach and base their therapy sessions on the individual needs of each client. Therapies commonly address difficulties with self regulation skills, sensory processing, body awareness, motor planning, bilateral motor coordination, gross and fine motor development. We address specific and current issues per parent report and value the input and feedback that our families and caregivers provide us to help each child/family achieve their goals in the most timely but proper fashion. Our individual sessions may include some of the following therapeutic modalities or treatment techniques.
Sensory Integration Therapy: is the therapeutic intervention with the goal of improvement in the way the brain processes and organizes sensory information. The emphasis is on improving sensory-motor processing rather than on skill training.
Alert Program for Self Regulation ® training and education: is an innovative program that supports children, teachers, parents, and therapists to choose appropriate strategies to change or maintain states of alertness. Students learn what they can do before homework, tests, sports, and other activities to attain an optimal state of alertness or attention for the task at hand. Parents and teachers can learn strategies to use to help their children calm down or wake up depending on their need. For more information visit:www.alertprogram.com
Therapeutic Listening ®: is a form of sound therapy treatment that was developed by Sheila Frick, OTR/L based off the research of Dr. Alfred Tomatis, and Dr. Jean Ayers. Clients participate in therapeutic activities that demand an adaptive response while listening to modulated music via headphones. This treatment technique enhances a child’s learning and developmental skills; as well as reduces sensitivities to sounds and improves auditory discrimination or filtering of background sounds. For more information visit:www.vitallinks.net
Interactive Metronome ® This is a brain-based rehabilitation assessment and training program developed to directly improve the processing abilities that affect attention, motor planning, sequencing, and rhythm/timing. This, in turn, strengthens motor function, and many fundamental cognitive capacities such as planning, organization and language. For more information visit: www.interactivemetronome.com
Vestibular-Visual Protocol also known as the Astronaut Training ® developed by Mary Kawar and associates, is a treatment protocol for vestibular habilitation. It is a child friendly approach to vestibular training which incorporates therapeutically imposed movement, visual (sight) and auditory (sound) activities that are fun and appealing to children. For more information visit: www.vitallinks.net
Handwriting Without Tears ®: is a developmentally based, flexible, and engaging handwriting program that is an easy and effective way to help children develop good handwriting skills and use of writing tools. It has been used successfully by more than 10 million children. For more information visit: www.hwtears.com
Brain Gym ®: was developed by Dr.’s Paul and Gail Dennison. It is a series of movements that were developed from the field of Educational Kinesiology that are known to help children to improve brain functioning. Successful brain function requires efficient connections across the neural pathways located throughout the brain. Stress inhibits these connections, while the Brain Gym movements stimulate a flow of information along these networks, restoring the innate ability to learn and function with curiosity and joy. For more information visit: www.braingym.com
Neuro-Developmental Treatment (NDT): is a problem solving approach to the examination and treatment of the impairments and functional limitations of individuals with neuropathology, children with cerebral palsy and strokes or traumatic brain injuries. Typically candidates for this treatment technique have dysfunction or deficits with posture and movement that lead to limitations in functional activity. NDT focuses on the analysis and treatment of sensorimotor impairments and functional limitations that physical, occupational, and speech and language therapists can address.
Pair Therapy Groups
A group of two children set up on similarity in goals, age, personalities, and time preferences working with one therapist, to address their occupational therapy goals.
Cost: $60.00 per child.
Sibling Therapy Groups
Group of two siblings working together with one therapist on assigned goals, the second child can rotate with other siblings upon request. More than 2 siblings per session are subject to approval.
Cost: $100.00 / Hour. ($60.00 for 1st child and $40.00 2nd child.)