Occupational Therapists work with children to attain the highest level of independence and be the most successful in adapting to and participating in everyday life. Each child is unique which is why we have a versatile staff with specialized training and skills for a variety of needs. Areas that are typically addressed in treatment include: sensory processing disorders, self-regulation, postural control, gross motor skills, fine motor skills, visual perceptual and visual motor integration, attention and organizational skills, self-help skills, oral motor skills, and feeding.
Therapeutic Listening® is an evidence-backed protocol that combines a sound-based intervention with sensory integrative activities to create a comprehensive program that is effective for diverse populations with sensory challenges. Therapeutic Listening can impact sensory modulation, attention, behavior, postural organization, and speech and language difficulties. Trained therapists learn to use modulated CDs to set up programs for clients in homes, schools and clinics. Listening is a function of the entire brain; when we listen, we listen with the whole body.
The Listening Program’s psychoacoustically modified music and patent-pending production techniques are designed to stimulate, or “exercise” the different functions of the auditory processing system. This enables the brain to better receive, process, store and utilize the valuable information provided through the varied soundscapes in our lives such as music, language and the environment in which we live.
Masgutova Reflex Neuro-Sensory Integration (MNRI)
The Masgutova Neuro-sensory-motor Reflex Integration - MNRI ™ Method is a set of programs focused on the restoration and maturation of primary movements, reflexes, coordination systems, and skills for optimal performance of natural mechanisms, developmental processes, brain functioning, and sensory-motor integration.
Sequential Oral Sensory Feeding Approach (SOS)
The SOS (Sequential Oral Sensory) feeding program is an effective way to address problematic feeding behaviors in a variety of settings and populations. It focuses on increasing a child's comfort level by exploring and learning about the different properties of food, such as texture, taste, smell, and consistency. The SOS approach allows a child to interact with food in a playful, non-stressful way. The SOS approach follows a hierarchy of feeding, beginning with the ability to tolerate food in the room, in front of him/her, touching, kissing, and eventually tasting and eating foods. The SOS Approach to Feeding was designed and refined by Dr. Kay Toomey and her Feeding Teams over the past 15 years.
Beckman Oral Motor Protocol uses assisted movement and stretch reflexes to quantify response to pressure and movement, range, strength, variety and control of movement for the lips cheeks, jaw, tongue and soft palate. It helps to increase oral awareness, oral motor control, tongue lateralization, and strength. It helps to decrease of gag reflex, drooling and improve structure of oral cavity for feeding.
Handwriting Without Tears
Handwriting Without Tears® is a proven success in making legible and fluent handwriting an easy and automatic skill for all students. HWT uses fun, entertaining, and educationally sound instructional methods to teach handwriting to all students: pre-k through cursive. The well-planned lessons require minimal preparation time. Thousands of administrators, teachers, therapists, and parents across the country have successfully implemented the program. The result truly is handwriting without tears for all!