Occupational therapy helps children gain independence while working to strengthen their fine motor skills, sensory motor skills and visual motor skills, which they use to function and socialize. Children can perform daily activities that may challenge their sensory, social, behavioral, motor and environmental issues. Our occupational therapists use a play-based approach to improve your child’s play, social skills and academic development.
Sensory Integration is defined by how the brain registers all sensory information from our environment and from within the body, interprets that information, and decides how to integrate the information for the purpose of an adaptive response. This sensory information includes a child’s sense of touch, smell, hearing, taste, and/or sight.
When a child is unable to take in and integrate sensory information, this is described as Sensory Integration Disorder. Children diagnosed with this disorder can exhibit inappropriate behavior, have problems with growth and development, and have their ability to learn hindered.
This MUST HAVE program is designed to improve fine motor, visual perception, and eye-hand coordination skills which impact your child’s handwriting abilities. Handwriting Without Tears uses an easy to follow, multi-sensory approach to learning letter formation and handwriting mechanics as well as speed, neatness, and legibility.
Handwriting Without Tears is a proven success in making legible and fluent handwriting an easy and automatic skill. Handwriting Without Tears uses a multisensory approach to learning letter formation and handwriting mechanics as well as speed, neatness, and legibility. It teaches a simple, clean vertical style of printing that is easy for children to learn.
An expansion of Sensory Intergration, Therapeutic Listening is an individualized auditory intervention program that uses the organized sound patterns inherent in music to help children who experience challenges with sensory processing dysfunction, listening, attention, and communication.
Interactive Metronome is an assessment and treatment tool used in therapy to improve the neurological processes of motor planning, sequencing, and processing.
The Interactive Metronome program provides a structured, goal-oriented process that challenges the patient to synchronize a range of hand and foot exercises to a precise computer-generated reference tone heard through headphones. The patient attempts to match the rhythmic beat with repetitive motor actions. A patented auditory-visual guidance system provides immediate feedback measured in milliseconds, and a score is provided.