Our therapy philosophy is a unique, whole-language approach that incorporates functional, behavioral, and social development into fun and innovative actvities. Our current caseload varies from 18 months of age to twelve years. We encourage early intervention, as research indicates response to therapy at an early age may greatly impact language understanding and use as children get older.
Speech & Language Therapy
We provide services related to receptive and expressive language disorders, as well as articulation and phonological disorders (known as speech disorders). Many diagnoses can encompass these types of disorders, including autism, pervasive developmental disorder, Asperger’s syndrome, Down’s syndrome, Apraxia, and Central Auditory Processing Disorder, just to name a few. However, we extend our services to all levels of functioning, whether a child is just working on an /r/ sound, or if there’s several areas of impairment.
With regard to occupational therapy, we provide services related to fine motor impairment, sensory disturbances, and self-care activities. Some children seek out sensory input through climbing, crashing and jumping. In these cases, children will often rush through tasks to the point of being unable to complete heavily sequenced activities (dressing, bathing, eating).
Finally, some children will seem to not respond appropriately to verbal directions. When hearing and language development are found to be developing typically, tuning out unnecessary auditory information in order to focus on important auditory information may be a concern. For some children, distractibility can be related to difficulties processing sensory information.