OUR THERAPY SERVICES
Speech Therapy Ergotherapy /
School Psychology Special Education
Our Therapists administer comprehensive Articulation/Language and Occupational Therapy/Ergotherapy fine, gross and sensory motor evaluations. Our School Psychologists also evaluate for Specific Learning disabilities, Autism and ADHD. We provide a written report as well as hold a meeting to discuss the results and suggested goals for your child. Evaluations can be administered either onsite or virtually.
SOME COMMON SPEECH AND LANGUAGE DIFFICULTIES:
Receptive and Expressive Language Difficulties
Grammar. Vocabulary. Sequencing. Memory. Comprehension.
Producing sounds in words, such as R or S
Awareness of where sounds go in words, such as substituting T for K
Autism Spectrum/Social Language
Facial expressions. Body language. Figurative and abstract language.
Childhood Apraxia of Speech
Motor planning. Coordination difficulty with speech sounds.
Repetitions. Prolonged sounds. Words or sounds getting “stuck.”
SOME COMMON OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY DIFFICULTIES
Fine Motor/Visual Motor
Poor line awareness in handwriting
Poor margin use in written work
Difficulty copying written work
Trouble recognizing patterns and completing hands-on math problems
Difficulty catching or kicking a ball
Trouble with movement games like hopscotch
Difficulty with sports
Difficulty drawing and copying pictures or shapes
Sensory Motor/Gross Motor
Social awareness. Personal space. Regulation. Behaviors. Structure and schedule. Sensory processing.
Body in space
Awareness of body is in space. Social skills. Sensory/gross motor skills.
LateralityCrossing midline of the body.
Knowing right from left. Reading and writing across a page.
Stimulate the growth and enlargement of neural networks. Support of Vestibular System.
Crossing midline top to bottom. Motor coordination. Disorganization/Organization.
SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHERS
Assess students’ skills to determine their needs and to develop teaching plans
Adapt lessons to meet the needs of students
Develop Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) for each student
Plan, organize, and assign activities that are specific to each student’s abilities
Teach and mentor students as a class, in small groups, and one-on-one
Implement IEPs, assess students’ performance, and track their progress
Update IEPs throughout the school year to reflect students’ progress and goals
Discuss student’s progress with parents, teachers, counselors, and administrators
Supervise and mentor teacher assistants who work with students with disabilities
Prepare and help students transition from grade to grade and after graduation.
School Psychologists test and diagnose children with learning disabilities including ADHD and Autism