OUR THERAPY SERVICES

Speech Therapy                         Ergotherapy  /

                                                      Occupational Therapy

School Psychology                    Special Education

 

   

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 EVALUATIONS

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.

Articulation Difficulties

Producing sounds in words, such as R or S​​

Phonological Difficulties

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.

Fluency/Stuttering

Repetitions. Prolonged sounds. Words or sounds getting “stuck.”

Voice

Volume. Hoarseness.

SOME COMMON OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY DIFFICULTIES

Fine Motor/Visual Motor

Letter reversal
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

Clumsiness 
Difficulty with sports

Difficulty drawing and copying pictures or shapes
Puzzles

Sensory Motor/Gross Motor

Autism Spectrum

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.

Balance

Stimulate the growth and enlargement of neural networks. Support of Vestibular System.

Centering

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

School Psychologists test and diagnose children with learning disabilities including ADHD and Autism

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