Our team will evaluate and provide an individualized treatment plan to help improve your child’s ability to perform daily activities.
Our services target skills a child needs for independent living, playing and learning by focusing on:
Self-Help skills are activities we engage in daily. These skills can include the following; dressing, grooming, self-feeding.
Adaptive Behaviors refer to age appropriate behaviors that allow us to be independent in our daily lives; personal skills and independence in daily activities.
Fine motor skills are the ability to use one’s hands to manipulate and engage in their daily activities, from manipulating toys to handwriting skills.
Therapists focus on strength, bilateral and midline crossing to ensure each child reaches their full potential in all activities.
Gross Motor skills are the ability to use large muscles. Our therapists help children develop muscle strength, endurance, balance, coordination and postural control to help improve overall function in their daily activities.
Visual Motor Skills involve hand-eye coordination needed for play, dressing and writing skills.
Handwriting is not only the act of writing letters, but the ability to hold a crayon and draw simple pictures. We use an eclectic approach to handwriting and it is specific to each child’s needs.
Sensory Motor Skills are the basic foundation for all learning. The sensory system is ever changing in response to the environment, the child takes in sensory through: vision, touch, smell, taste, hearing. The motor component is through movement and changes within the muscles and joints. Together this system allows the child to grow, react and respond to environmental changes.
Postural Control is the ability to assume and maintain an upright posture without support. Core strength and coordination starts developing as soon as the infant begins to hold their head up. Good postural control is needed for sitting balance and fine motor control.
When talking about transitions it is broken into two categories: Infancy and Toddler.
Infant Transitions include how to get into a sitting position, and how to transition back to crawling. Crawling to kneeling and pulling up on furniture. Our therapists are trained in early childhood development which include transitional patterns.
Toddler Transitions is the ability to transition from one toy to another with appropriate emotional responses. Our therapists are trained on positive behavioral support techniques to improve emotional regulation.
Sensory Feeding allows your child to explore food in a fun, safe environment. Our therapists provide play activities that not only involve food but other textures similar to food. Our goal is not to consume the food, (but the children typically do), but to explore with our senses; sight, smell and touch and help desensitize the child to foods they typically do not consume.