Therapy services include the evaluation of skills, the development of treatment plans and the delivery of therapy, if specified. Therapists work as members of a team, which includes parents, classroom staff and other therapy and/or medical disciplines. For students enrolled in our school program, therapies are integrated into the student’s school day. The emphasis of our therapy programs is on facilitating the child’s participation in family, school and community life.
Dance Movement Therapy
Dance movement therapy focuses on spatial awareness and boundaries, self-regulation, anxiety reduction and body awareness. Benefits include a deeper understanding of internal physical sensations, increasing social skills – including eye contact, and learning to properly interpret emotions.
Music therapy is the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions such as singing, moving or listening to music to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship. It provides communication avenues that can be helpful to those who find it difficult to express themselves with words.
Occupational therapy assists children in their fine motor and self-care skills, i.e. school related activities and dressing and/or feeding skills and also helps children organize and regulate their sensory systems.
Pet therapy is a guided interaction between a person and a dog where benefits include improving verbal communication, increasing self-esteem and developing motor and social skills.
Physical therapy assists children in their gross motor development, i.e. postures in sitting, standing, mobility and recreational skills.
Speech therapy addresses language, articulation, voice, and fluency through auditory training and alternative communication modes and also may assist children in development of feeding skills.