Occupational Therapy Services specialize in evaluation and treatment for children and adolescents with fine motor, visual motor, self-care, coordination, and sensory processing challenges. Occupational Therapy Services help children develop adaptive skills that will help them persist with challenging tasks, tolerate daily routines, and develop self-help skills; also helping children improve their coordination to develop new motor skills.
The In-Depth Assessment and Treatment Plan will help your child improve their attention, frustration tolerance, and their motivation to persist with challenging activities by making it FUN! We address each child's individual neurodevelopment and sensory needs and focus on treatment strategies that are functional, practical, and help meet the goals of the family.
We also provide parent education and support that helps promote confidence in using tools and techniques across environments to help children adapt, become flexible, and learn through play!
While every child learns differently and progresses at a different rate, a child developing at a normal rate tends to hit certain developmental milestones. The checklist below offers a guideline for how to track your child’s progress. If your child has not yet hit the suggested milestones for his or her age, contact our office. We can help identify whether your child might benefit from occupational therapy.
All services provided by Creating Pathways are on an outpatient basis.
Our Pediatric Speech team provides highly specialized training, experience and individualized care to meet the communication needs of every child they treat.
Speech-Language Therapy is recommended for children who experience difficulty understanding and using language, processing verbal information (following directions, understanding a story read to them), expressing themselves, articulating speech sounds, with phonemic awareness, speaking fluently, voicing correctly, and/or participating in conversations. The speech-language pathologist's goal is to assist children in learning new skills and becoming independent and functional communicators through a variety of structured and non-structured activities.
An in-depth assessment and treatment plan will help your child improve their speech/language skills.
We also provide parent education and support that helps promote solid home program activities aimed at generalization of skills taught from the therapeutic environment to a variety of social and academic environments.
This list is not all all-encompassing, contact us for more information.
WHAT IS SPEECH? WHAT IS LANGUAGE?
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Following a comprehensive speech/language evaluation, completed at Creating Pathways Pediatric Therapy, a certified speech-language pathologist will develop a treatment plan individualized for the child. Typically, Creating Pathways speech-language pathologists use a combination of child directed and therapist directed approaches throughout a therapy session. Child directed therapy allows the child to take the lead. This type of therapy is play based and is motivating, interesting, helps to generalize skills, and teaches the skill that matches the activity. While playing, a variety of toys, games, flashcards, pictures, books, objects, or electronics are used to address specific areas of need. Older children often can follow a more therapist directed approach because they have the ability to attend longer and understand the importance of practice. This approach allows for more drill practice and less games/toys for motivation. Therapist directed approach is used as much as possible so that the most progress can be made.