Our initial evaluation includes a holistic approach in order to gain a clear picture of your child’s areas of strengths and weakness. A variety of standardized assessments are used during the evaluation in order to assess your child’s current functional skills. Skills that are assessed include the following: Gross motor, fine motor, visual motor, visual perception, handwriting, and sensory processing. The evaluation also includes clinical observations and parent questionnaires and or teacher questionnaires.
1) All children have an individualized plan of care, which are planned around specific treatment goals. 2) Sessions are individual 1:1 with a board certified occupational therapist. 3) Sessions typically last 60 minutes with the majority of the time being direct treatment. Typically the last 5 minutes of your child’s session is spent consulting with parents: What we did, problem solving any current problems occurring at home/school, or providing activities that help facilitate carry over of therapeutic intervention and continued growth in underlying skills while at home/school. * This is very important, as a child will only make progress when carry over is occurring, so this last 5 minutes of a child’s session is very important. 4) Other children coming and going affords opportunity to practice social interactions with peers. 5) We also offer group treatment sessions to help facilitate social interactions with peers.
The children will have therapeutic support to gain social skills necessary to greet peers and endure interaction in a social setting. Super Duper Troopers –Sensory & Motor Play Group • Developmentally pre-K and K • Improve social skills & classroom motor development skills ( coloring, cutting, sharing) • Learn and use sensory strategies for self-regulation and attention Jumping Jelly Beans- Sensory & Motor Play Group • Developmentally grades 1-2 • Develop classroom motor and social skills • Learn and use sensory strategies for self-regulation and attention Scribble Dibble -Handwriting level 1 • Grades 1-2 • Review and refine proper formation of capital and lowercase letters and numbers, with proper placement and spacing for words and sentences using Handwriting Without Tears curriculum Scribble Dibble- Handwriting level 2 • Grades 3-5 • Review and refine proper formation of capital and lowercase letters and numbers, with proper placement and spacing for words and sentences using Handwriting Without Tears curriculum The Explorers- executive functioning group • Impulse control/anger management • Organization of schoolwork and materials • Planning and prioritization (student planner, long term projects) • Collaboration and cooperation with peers to complete a group task • Sportsmanship • Flexibility Cools Kidz Club – Social Skills • Ages 9-13 • Social skills- taking turns & playing games • carry on conversations • Team building activities • Collaboration and cooperation skills Hangout Club- Social Skills • Ages 14-18 • Social skills- taking turns & playing games • carry on conversations • Team building activities • Collaboration and cooperation skills Children who are new to the clinic will be assessed for appropriate group placement. Call to sign up; groups are forming on an ongoing basis. Groups, other than the ones listed, could form per request or necessity.
Purpose: To identify if a child would benefit from occupational therapy services. In order to know whether or not a child may need occupational therapy a full evaluation is necessary. However, we do not want to evaluate children unnecessarily, so a screening test allows therapist to identify children at risk for needing further evaluation to see if a child would qualify and benefit for occupational therapy services.