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Parents Participate

Parent participation and/or caregiver training is a key component for success. Each program is designed to fit into a family's lifestyle and to enhance the relationship between child and parents.

Testimonials

"Silke was able to pinpoint within a few visits many of our son's issues that had been overlooked by his other health care providers and school therapists."
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S.D.

Therapies
Feeding Therapy PDF Print E-mail

FT1A pediatric feeding disorder refers to a condition in which an infant or child is unable to eat and drink enough nutrients to promote growth, is unable to progress to eating a variety of table foods and textures or, does not eat by mouth at all. It is estimated that up to 50% of all children with developmental delays experience some feeding difficulties. Your child may have had limited experience with eating, have difficulty eating, or may simply refuse to eat.

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FMS/Handwriting PDF Print E-mail

handwriting2Fine Motor Skills are how we use our hands and fingers together for detailed work. In order to develop more complex fine motor skills a child needs strong foundational skills, such as proximal stability at the shoulder girdle, crossing over midline and sustaining visual attention to tasks the hands are engaged in. Grasp Patterns affect how a child cuts and holds writing and coloring utensils, how much pressure is applied and learning how to write.

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Therapeutic Listening PDF Print E-mail

TL3By providing precise input simultaneously to both ends of the vestibular-cochlear continuum, Therapeutic Listening can have a positive impact on sensory function and on the nervous system as a whole. As listening skills improve, not only is an individual better able to negotiate interaction with others through an enhanced ability to hear and understand speech sounds, but is also better able to orient and attend to salient sensory information and regulate their physiological state. Having a solid foundation in these important skills frees up valuable cortical resources for connection, engagement, communication, new learning, and other higher level skills.

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Sensory Integration PDF Print E-mail

siSensory Integration is a neurological process in which the information received from the five classic senses (vision, auditory, touch, olfaction, and taste), the sense of movement (vestibular system), and the positional sense (proprioception) are integrated and result in an appropriate response. Children with difficulties often sense information normally but have difficulty integrating it to give a regulated "normal" response. This may affect one sense only or a combination of senses and may show as over-sensitivity (hypersensitive) or under-sensitivity (hyporesponsive) or a combination, visible as signs of distress or confusion during normal everyday activities.

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Assistive Technology (AT) PDF Print E-mail
ATAssistive technology is the utilization of technology to enable access and support optimal independent performance. It can compensate for, substitute or enhance an impaired physical or cognitive function. Devices range from "low tech" (e.g., pencil grips, splints, paper stabilizers) to "high tech" (e.g., computers, voice synthesizers, braille readers). Support services and adequate training enhance greater independence for an individual.
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Visual Supports PDF Print E-mail
vs2Visual supports are tools that are used to increase the understanding of language, environmental expectations, and to provide structure and support for individuals (often with autism spectrum disorders) to facilitate understanding by remaining static or fixed in the individual's environment. They can support verbal language, be in place of written language, or function as a reminder to communicate expectations, help with sequencing and task completion and increase an understanding of language.
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