Services

Individualized Approach

Speech Therapy

Our speech-language pathologists (SLPs) are trained to treat deficits in all areas of communication, feeding and swallowing, and executive function. Areas addressed by SLPs include:

  • Articulation and your child's ability to be understood

  • Receptive language, including listening and understanding

  • Expressive language - grammar, vocabulary, language organization, late talkers, and non-verbal individuals

  • Social communication, with or without a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder

  • Phonological awareness, a language-based cause of dyslexia

  • Reading - decoding, reading fluency, reading comprehension

  • Written language - spelling, punctuation, and organization

  • Fluency disorders, including stuttering and cluttering

  • Feeding and swallowing disorders

  • Executive function - higher level cognitive skills like attention, task initiation, organization, problem-solving, etc.

Occupational Therapy

The scope of an occupational therapist (OT) or an occupational therapy assistant is limitless! Occupational therapy is here to support your child in his or her "occupation" of being a kid. This might include motor skills, play skills, self-care, sensory processing, emotional regulation, behavior, and executive function. Areas addressed by OTs include:

  • Gross motor coordination

  • Motor planning

  • Hand function/fine motor skills (e.g. handwriting)

  • Core and postural stability

  • Visual perceptual skills

  • Sensory processing - sensitivities, feeding, etc.

  • Emotional regulation

  • Behavioral intervention

  • Social skills, with or without a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder

  • Activities of daily living - feeding, dressing, etc.

  • Executive function - attention, organization, time management, flexibility, etc.

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Collaboration

Here at The Therapy SP/OT, we work closely together to provide the best possible support for you and your child. If your child is receiving both speech and occupational therapy, the therapists on his/her team will be in constant communication regarding their care. Sometimes, it is appropriate for a child to receive both speech and occupational therapy at the same time. We enjoy utilizing this co-treatment model as an integrated approach to treating all a child's needs concurrently through play. This might also include joining another child and therapist during the session, providing the opportunity to support the development of social and peer play skills. In addition, the entire SP/OT team meets weekly to discuss cases; we all work to support your child, whether directly or indirectly. Finally, therapists communicate frequently with all outside providers and teachers to support growth in all environments and contexts.

School Support

With your permission, your child's therapist will communicate closely with his/her teacher to determine needs for academic support or support in improving the ability to learn and participate as part of a class. Additionally, there are several schools in our area that have allowed us to treat on-site during the school day, allowing us to be more directly involved in  needs specific to the school environment. 

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COVID-19 POLICIES

We have made changes to service delivery in this time, in light of COVID-19. Please view our COVID-19 Policies here.

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