Services offered include the following:
one on one treatment onsite
Use of standardized and non-standardized assessment tools to assess the child's functional performance related to school performance. Reports can be used to apply for government funding.
group therapy based on demand and interest
online consulation and treatment
online or in-class support to students, teachers and program assistants
From pediatric to adolescence, maximizing independence in areas of day to day living such as socialization training, safety and self management may reduce the risk for anxiety and depression and improve overall confidence.
Fine motor (FM) skills develop in an orderly progression.
Individual finger movement, good use of thumb and position of wrist joint are essential components of fine motor skills development. Tactile, vestibular and proprioceptive processing come together to achieve FM success.
Coordination of fingers, hands and arms plays a vital role in independence in the activities of daily living (ADL).
Development of small muscles facilitates proper coordination to perform day to day activities in both home, school and meaningful play.
Through play and use of various modalities such as tweezers, tongs, spray bottles, playdough and other various arts and crafts supplies the hand, wrist and fingers are developed and strengthened to support school and home goals.
For additional support, home and school visits can be arranged if needed.
Gross motor development progresses in the “Cephalocaudal” direction (means from head to toe). The first step towards walking is the development of head control. An infant learns to explore their environment using their hands before learning to explore their environment by walking.
Acquisition of developmental milestones will vary from child to child, however sequence of development remains the same for each child.
Treatment is based on use the normal development milestone checklist to find out the level of delay in the child. Use of functional play and exercises are the basis of treatment. Areas of focus include but are not limited to:
Balance and coordination
Strength and Endurance
Laterality (awareness of 2 sides of the body and their ability to move independently from each other)
Directionality (concepts such as forward and backwards, up and down)
Binocularity (the ability to use both eyes together for depth perception)
Successful Sensory Integration therapy involves understanding the interconnections between the 3 primary senses:
Using guided, fun and interactive play a combination of tactile, vestibular or proprioceptive activities are utilized to promote self regulation and motor planning.
When the sensory integration therapy is successful, the child is able to automatically process complex sensory information in a more effective manner (resulting in improved skill in daily routine tasks), show better emotional adjustment, and improved personal-social skills.