Occupational therapy can help children with various needs improve their cognitive, physical, sensory, and motor skills to enhance their self esteem and sense of accomplishment. Our therapist will work to to strengthen fine motor, balance, coordination, and sensory processing based on each individual’s needs. We can address issues pertaining to under and over reactive touch, taste, sound, lights, or other stimuli; poor concentration; attention to tasks; poor coordination or balance; awkwardness with motor movement; poor handwriting; difficulty with fine motor tasks and school performance; difficulty with transitions; or self help skills (feeding, dressing). These deficits can be present at birth or as a result of injury or incident during any span of development. Our services include transition based services that help with the process into adulthood with a goal of maximizing safety and independence for accessing the community, work or volunteer opportunities. As well as daily living skills. We also strive to correlate services with counselors and other providers serving individuals impacted by trauma. Our OT staff currently serve in the following settings: clinic, school, early intervention, and community based services. We are committed to helping individuals successfully complete functional tasks throughput the lifespan. We continue our training to help better meet the needs of our clients. Our wonderful OT staff have the following certification/training: Myofascial Release EI Certification Wilbarger Protocol (brushing technique, joint compressions, and sensory diet) Sensory Processing SOS approach in feeding
Speech Therapy We have a wonderful group of therapists that have a variety of training and interests. The areas that we can address in the settings of Early Intervention, community, and clinic include: comprehensive language assessment for all ages (with emphasis on birth-transition into early adulthood); oral motor function, motor-based speech delays, comprehensive feeding assessments, autism, fluency, articulation, dyslexia, oropharyngeal dysphagia, Neo-natal Abstinence Syndrome, alternative-augmentative communication, Aural Rehab, infant feeding specialties, yoga-based trauma intervention, voice disorders. Our staff members are happy to do on-site (during well check) consultations and assessments for feeding concerns. Amongst this group of therapist are the following specialized training/certifications: SOS approach for feeding MFR (Myofascial Release) Orofacial Myology Beckman Oral Motor Approach Tummy-time Method Vital Stim LSVT Selective Mutism
Our Physical Therapy team is blessed with experienced team members that have been providing services to individuals of all ages in our region. Our PT staff are EI certified, have several years of experience within the following settings: clinic, home based for EI, school, as well as community-based intervention. Our PT staff includes backgrounds in psychology, adjunct facility for PT programs, as well as exercise sport and health education, and neuro background. PT works with all ages and diagnosis with the goal of maximizing the quality, safety, and independence for individuals completing daily tasks. Out PT team have the following special certifications/training: Certified Early Intervention Providers Extensive Training in Torticollis Extensive training in Cerebral Palsy Myofascial Release Certified Infant Massage Instructor Assisting clients in obtaining orthotics and adaptive equipment
We are excited to have a registered dietitian nutritionist on our team. She has worked in clinical, community/population health, and private practice settings. She has experience with various chronic diseases and ailments. She also has nutrition counseling experience with all age groups and uses a whole-body , personalized approach to health and healing. A registered dietitian can help patients with the following: feeding concerns, disordered eating habits, weight issues, food allergies, digestive issues, genetic or autoimmune disorders, diabetes, tube feeding evaluation, ADD/ADHD and more areas where nutrition and a healthy relationship with food are a concern.
Recreational therapy is a systemic process that uses recreation and other activity-based interventions to address the assessed needs of individuals with illnesses and/or disabling conditions, as a means to psychological and physical health, recovery, and well-being. The purpose is to improve or maintain physical, cognitive, social, emotional, and spiritual functioning in order for the patient to participate fully in life. Working to help clients and families become more informed and active participants in their own health care. Leaning how to cope with stress and reduce anxiety and depression to help them build confidence and be able to socialize in their community. Recreational therapy can help individuals from childhood to adulthood identify emotions and manage the unique stressors in their life.