Services

SERVICES

The following is a list of behaviors that often include a need for a referral

INFANTS

  • Resistance to cuddling and body contact
  • Excessive or lack of response to sounds
  • High or low muscle tone
  • Delays in grasp and visual tracking skills
  • Becomes upset when place on back to change diaper
  • Cries or fusses whenever moved
  • Excessive irritability

PRESCHOOL

  • Impulsive and uncontrolled behaviors
  • Poor sense of rhythm
  • Fear or dislike of moving toys i.e. swings, merry-go-rounds
  • Frequent falls or tendency to bump into things
  • Perform tasks extremely slowly or in a disorganized fashion
  • Appears weak, with low muscle tone
  • Cannot control a pencil or crayon
  • Is slow to learn new games or motor skills
  • Difficulty with simple self-help skills i.e. using feeding utensils, dressing

SCHOOL AGE

  • Poor handwriting, messy or uses too much pressure
  • Hand tires or complains of pain with fine motor/handwriting activities
  • Has difficulty spacing the letters, or reverses letters
  • Has problems following simple directions
  • Loses place when reading or copying from board
  • Neither right or left handed
  • Clumsy or awkward in motor skills
  • Explosive temper, outbursts for no apparent reason
  • Has difficulty holding head and trunk upright while sitting, slumps or props self against table
  • Sometimes falls out of chair while shifting body

DIAGNOSIS

Children with the following conditions are frequently treated in our department:
  • Development Delays
  • Dyspraxia
  • Juvenile Arthritis
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Sensory Processing Disorder
  • Neurological Impairments
    • Cerebral Palsy
    • Downs Syndrome
    • Muscular Dystrophy
    • Head Trauma
  • Variety of genetic and congenital disorders

Therapists are trained in neurodevelopmental treatment, myofascial release, sensory integration, visual motor and visual perceptual remediation and weakness in ocular motor skills.

Interactive Metronome– a therapeutic assessment and training program that improves attention, concentration, motor planning and sequencing. Interactive Metronome challenges the client to synchronize a range of whole body exercises to a precise computer generated beat.

Therapeutic Listening/Integrative Listening Program – treatment tool that uses sound and music to help with the sensory regulation/processing, spatial relations and motor coordination.

SOS Feeding Solutions– a program for assessing and treating children with sensory-based feeding problems. We offer a Food School for a single child and his or her parents. Based on the developmental steps found in typically developing children, individual food school is based on systematic desensitization using a hierarchy of skills and behaviors necessary to progress with eating various textures.

WHAT MAKES OUR OT SERVICES UNIQUE?

  • Parent-driven treatment goals
  • Parent education during evaluation and treatment
  • Parent education workshops
  • Coordination of care with teachers and other professionals
  • Play-based approach and activities to help children achieve their goals while having fun.
  • Individual treatment sessions can be provided in the presence of other children and therapist, allowing opportunities to practice social skills in treatment
  • Treatment environment are play-based and inviting to children and their families
  • Treatment may include a combination of treatment approaches and strategies to help children reach their optimal level of function.
  • Therapists are committed to continuing their education and building on their strong knowledge base with therapists holding several higher level specialty training and certifications
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