Individual therapy is provided using a developmental approach, meaning therapy focuses on establishing the foundation skills needed to improve specific functional skills. For example, in order to put on one's own socks and shoes, a child needs the foundation skills of postural control, coordination of both upper and lower body, coordination of both hands, touch perception, and eye-hand coordination. Within a play-based atmosphere, each child is presented with the "just right" challenge to advance his/her skills to the next developmental level while assuring success in each activity. Therapeutic activities are continually modified to challenge your child while maintaining his/her motivation. To facilitate your child's engagement and attention during therapy sessions, he/she is offered choices of activities. The therapist then guides the activity to focus on your child's goal areas.
At OT for Developing Kids, a family-centered approach is valued. Educational support is provided to assist parents in better understanding their child's challenges. Parent participation in therapy sessions is welcomed!
Children make the most progress when therapy is provided regularly and frequently at first.
OT For Developing Kids, PLLC 5 Hemlock St. Latham, NY 12110 (518) 641-8188
Evening and Saturday
appointments are available
Some of the Treatment approaches used at OT for Developing Kids include:
Wilbarger Deep Pressure/Proprioceptive Technique
Beckman oral-motor strategies
Handwriting Without Tears
The Alert Program: How Does Your Engine Run
The Zones of Regulation program