Comprehensive and Effective Early Childhood Intervention and Preschool Programs
Turn to our experienced professionals for a wide range of early intervention and preschool services. These include:
This is the evaluation, assessment, and treatment of children who demonstrate limitations of functional movement. Some areas that physical therapists work on may include:
Our therapists strive to make personalized treatment sessions fun, interactive, and educational. We work towards helping kids gain independence in typical activities as they occur within their and their family’s lives. Our team continuously assess and monitor for progress.
We believe each child is unique. Our group also recognizes the importance of parent and family involvement to establish goals and provide carryover of activities.
Speech and Language Therapy
A speech-language pathologist (SLP) is a highly trained professional who evaluates and treats children who have difficulty with speech and language. On one hand, if a child has difficulty with speech, he or she struggles with the how-to of talking—the coordination of the muscles and movements necessary to produce speech.
On the other hand, if a child has trouble with language, he or she has trouble understanding what he or she hears or sees. A child may struggle to find the right words and organize those words in a meaningful way to communicate a message or hold a conversation.
Our speech-language pathologists treat a variety of conditions, including:
- Articulation - The way we say our speech sounds; intelligibility of speech depends on the accuracy of the use of sounds and how the child puts them into words/sentences
- Phonology - The speech patterns we use
- Apraxia - Difficulty planning and coordinating the movements needed to make speech sounds
- Fluency - Stuttering
- Voice - Problems with the way the voice sounds
- Expressive Language - Difficulty using language when babbling and making sounds or words
- Receptive Language - Difficulty understanding language, specifically when a child is asked to point to a dog and they point to a cat
- Pragmatic Language - Social communication; the way we speak to each other and how we interact with peers
- Oral-Motor Disorders - Weak tongue and lip muscles
- Swallowing/Feeding Disorders - Difficulty swallowing and chewing
- Deafness/Hearing Loss - Therapy includes developing lip reading, speech, and alternative communication systems
Our special instructors usually provide family training. However, this will change depending on the needs of your child. We help with behavioral intervention and offer support, education, and guidance to individuals concerned with the kid’s unique developmental needs. Our team also enhances a family’s capacity to care for and improve the child’s growth.
An Ongoing Service Coordinator (OSC) is responsible for monitoring the delivery of Early Intervention services in accordance with the child's IFSP. OSC’s provide parents with continuing opportunities to share information, priorities, and concerns regarding their IFSP. A variety of methods are available to the ongoing service coordinator for providing such opportunities to families, as well as monitoring and coordinating the provision of services in the IFSP. These include home visits, observations and telephone contacts with the parent, other caregivers, and service providers. An OSC may also set up meetings with the parent and service providers to foster and support collaboration and integration of service strategies.
An OSC is also responsible for facilitating the child’s transition to preschool education services and/or other programs and services needed by the child and family as the child ages out of the Early Intervention Program, including the development of a transition plan. Most importantly an OSC is a welcoming and friendly voice on the other end of the phone, should there be any questions or concerns a family may have.