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OUR SERVICES

All of our English lessons and therapy sessions are custom tailored to fit your child’s needs. Our teachers and therapists have highly qualified certification and experience with children of all ages. Many of our therapists work onsite in schools with their students. Virtual sessions are live, real-time, face to face with your teacher or therapist over the computer.

 

ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHERS

Our ESL teachers work with students to learn as quickly and efficiently as possible. Beginning students learn with the use of visual cues and motivating activities. Lessons are quick to integrate vocabulary, grammar, reading, writing, social communication, presentation and body language. Our advanced students focus on the critical thinking, problem solving, reading and writing skills they would need to successfully attend an English speaking university.

SPEECH AND LANGUAGE EVALUATIONS

Our Therapists administer comprehensive Articulation/Language and Occupational Therapy fine, gross and sensory motor evaluations. They provide a written report as well as attending meetings 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

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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