Comprehensive evaluation with child involves use of standardized tests, clinical observation, and parent interview
A caregiver-only meeting is done after evaluation to review evaluation findings and set family and child centered goals
OT Treatment Sessions
Child attends OT sessions weekly. Parents are encouraged be part of these sessions. Frequency of sessions will depend on family goals, their schedule and how quickly they want to see progress.. Sessions can happen in a variety of settings: your home, our clinic, pool therapy or in the community.
Caregiver only sessions are done with caregivers and therapist monthly to review progress and update goals
This treatment model is based on the latest research by Dr. Lucy J. Miller and Dr. Sarah Schoen at the Star Institute for Sensory Processing Disorder in Denver, Colorado. Clinical experience combined with recent research , shows that frequent repetition is needed to make measurable changes. In most instances, children show faster improvements with lasting results in short term therapy administered more frequently, as compared to once a week therapy over years.
Kids that can benefit from intensive therapy:
- Struggles with feeding are ideally addressed 2-3x/week. Feeding skills are worked on in the clinic as well as within the home environment for maximum benefit.
- Children who are over responsive or under responsive to sensory input benefit from therapy 2-3x/week to learn strategies to thrive in all environments
- Frequent and unexplained meltdowns are signs of regulation difficulties; addressing this 2-3x/week allows for quick changes in behavior
- Constraint Induced Movement Therapy involves restricting use of unaffected arm to "force use" of affected arm. This is combined with therapy 3-5x/week. Children that have hemiplegia or reduced use of arm/hand due to trauma have seen improvements within 1-2 weeks in functional hand use.
Some of our other programs
Weekly or Monthly Sessions
- Some families prefer to work once a week or do monthly check-ins with strong home programming done in between visits
- Having a baby in the NICU is very stressful, and often families need support after they go home
- These visits take place at family home and focus on parent and child needs
- Therapy session in the water brings about incredible change
- Therapy session through technology
- This can be done in addition to or in place of in person session
- Sometimes parents need some strategies to put in place to create powerful change
- These sessions are 1:1 meetings with therapist and caregivers
- Parent coaching meetings are included with intensive program but can added to other treatment
- Play outside to nurture your child’s motor, social, and play skills.
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- Handwriting plays a big part in success at school. But smart kids can feel frustrated and even start disliking school just because handwriting is a hard skill.
- Don’t let handwriting hold your child back, we’ll make handwriting fun (and more legible) so your child can focus on learning.
- Handwriting Helpers is a program that works with kids 1:1 to develop their skills
- We address both printing and cursive
- When a child has cerebral palsy or a stroke, it's harder to use the weaker arm, so often children neglect this side of body.
- This advanced intervention encourages the use of the less preferred arm by short term casting of uninvolved arm and "forcing use" of involved arm
- What is hard at first, becomes easier as the involved arm gets stronger and more coordinated through intensive use
Who we love to help:
- Feeding Delay/Picky Eater
- Sensory Processing/Sensory Regulation Difficulties
- Fine Motor/Handwriting Delay
- Developmental Delay
- Cerebral Palsy/Hemiplegia