Grand Forks ND
Our therapy philosophy is a unique, whole-language approach that incorporates functional, behavioral, and social development into fun and innovative activities. We provide services from birth to 21 years. We encourage early intervention, as research indicates response to therapy at an early age may greatly impact development as children grow.
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, Asperger’s syndrome, Down 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 are several areas of concern.
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 may 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.
Physical therapy treats and examines children from birth to age 21 who have problems moving and performing physical activities. Physical therapy can address conditions related to genetic, neurological and orthopedic disorders. Physical therapy can include specialized medical equipment that is designed to help treat and alleviate pain from conditions that hinder mobility.
Red Door offers the Barton Reading and Spelling Program for children and teens who struggle in the area of reading, spelling, and writing. The Barton System is a structured literacy program that utilizes a multi-sensory approach that is direct, explicit, structured and sequentially intense. This program is implemented at Red Door by certified teachers trained in this approach. The Barton system is researched, evidence-based, and has been proven to drastically improved the areas of reading listed above.