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Types of special needs vary in severity. People with autism, Down syndrome, dyslexia, blindness, ADHD, or cystic fibrosis, for example, may be considered to have special needs. However, special needs can also include cleft lips, or missing limbs.
How We Help
We work individually with each family to
understand their specific needs
Form real friendships within a non-judgmental
make a difference
For children, teens and young adults
Make a difference in the life of a
child with a need
Speech Therapy focuses on improving overall communication abilities, including expressing thoughts and needs (expressive language), understanding and processing information (receptive language) and how clearly your child speaks (articulation). Our Speech Therapists can help children with various speech and language disorders, including articulation, apraxia, fluency, swallowing/feeding disorders, oral motor and language disorders.
Special Instruction is offered by a certified teacher trained in early childhood development. Special Instruction may also be referred to as developmental intervention. Our EI providers are committed to the theory that Child-Parent Play enhances brain function.
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a process of studying and modifying behavior. It has been rigorously tested and is effective for many individuals with Autism and other developmental disorders. It changes the environment and monitors changed responses from the person, to result in changed behavior or learning of life skills. Applied Behavior Analysis is one of the most common, and…
Some children are born with or develop neurological conditions that cause them to have sensory or motor function troubles. These troubles can be overcome, given the right support. Physical therapy often will focus on improving strength, endurance, coordination, balance, range of motion, flexibility, posture, body awareness and gait.
Occupational Therapy improves self-help skills and adaptive behavior for children with developmental delays. The focus of our treatment is to give children the tools they need to grow into the highest level of independence. Our EI providers can help children with a variety of areas, from fine motor skills, visual-perceptual skills, cognitive skills, and overcoming sensory processing deficits, along with daily livings skills, such as teeth-brushing, hair-combing, bathing, dressing, undressing, eating and sleeping.
Parenting is one of the most difficult tasks that we face. While most of us receive training in our occupations, we receive little guidance on how to be a parent and nurture development in our children. Parents are the primary change agent in their children’s development and behavior. Our family training program focuses on the parent-child relationship. Using evidence based principles, parents are coached through 5 skill-building exercises.
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