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Our Programs

Leaps and Bounds offers a variety of therapy programs to meet your child’s needs. We provide individual occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, and physical therapy services. We also offer group therapy programs that include: handwriting and skill building, social skills, feeding skills, and speech and language skills. After your child’s initial assessment, the therapist will meet with you to establish goals for your child and your family. A treatment program will then be designed to meet your specific goals.

Please see the signs and symptoms checklist to determine if your child would benefit from therapy services at Leaps and Bounds, Inc.

Individual Therapies

Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy uses play to facilitate changes in your child’s “occupations” such as feeding, dressing, playing with toys, socializing with peers, interacting with adults, attending to/following directions, and completing academic activities.

Occupational Therapy at Leaps and Bounds uses a sensory-integration based approach to make improvements in these skill areas. This means that therapists use child-directed, therapist-guided “play” to stimulate the various sensory systems (tactile, visual, auditory, olfactory, gustatory, vestibular, and proprioceptive). Through these sensory “play” activities, your child’s nervous system learns to respond to the world differently, allowing him to learn new skills and successfully complete previously difficult tasks.

Speech and Language Therapy

Speech and Language Therapy addresses concerns with your child’s ability to communicate with others. Speech is the ability to produce sounds for speaking. Language is the use and understanding of words for communication.

Speech and Language Pathologists at Leaps and Bounds use a variety of therapeutic techniques to improve your child’s sound production, language development, pragmatics, and oral motor skills. The Speech and Language Pathologists at Leaps and Bounds use sensory-motor activities to enhance language development and to make therapy fun for your child.

  • Expressive Language Disorders
  • Receptive Language Disorders
  • Dysarthria
  • Dysfluency

Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy is effective if your child demonstrates difficulties with strength and movements that are necessary for activities such as walking, running, and climbing. Therapy can improve your child’s flexibility, balance and coordination.

Physical therapy at Leaps and Bounds is provided in a fun, playful manner. Your child can benefit from physical therapy both as traditional therapy and/or aquatic therapy.

Group Therapy

Social Skills Groups

These groups are designed to help children with varying abilities. Therapists will use a variety of teaching techniques including, structured games, cognitive behavior approaches, and the “Alert Program.” Goals may include some of the following; initiating / sustaining interactions, understanding non-verbal cues, cooperative play, and conflict resolution. Each group is uniquely designed to meet your child’s social goals.

2015 Social Skills Groups

  • Buddy Builders
  • This group will give your child the opportunity to work on making and sustaning friendships. This is an important age to move from independent play to playing with peers.

  • ABC’s of Social Skills
  • This group will be centered around developing appropriate social skills. The group will work on building your child’s confidence to start building long lasting friendships. This group is considered a stepping stone to the Out and About groups.

  • Building Friendships
  • This group will give your child the opportunity to build confidence, develop age-appropriate social skills, and establish positive friendships with peers.

  • Girlfriend Group
  • This group will help girls connect and establish positive friendships with peers while engaging in “girly” activities. The group will foster self-confidence, communication, conflict resolution, and other issues that directly affect young girls.

  • Boys Will Be Boys Club
  • This group will help boys connect and establish positive friendships with each other. The group will foster appropriate behaviors, self-confidence, and communication. Conflict resolution will also be addressed throughout the group. Conflict resolution will also be addressed throughout the group.

  • Super Friends
  • This group is designed around the Social Thinking curriculum. This group targets children with social learning challenges who have verbal and cognitive skills at or above age level. Children in this group should also have a basic understanding that people may have a different perspective. The groups will build on this understanding to apply it in a social context.

  • Writing Socially
  • This group focuses on promoting fine motor skills needed for handwriting and other developmental tasks while promoting social skills. This group is great for any child struggling with one or both of these skills.

Handwriting Groups

These groups are designed to address all levels of handwriting skills. If your child has difficulties with handwriting, there may be underlying concerns that should be addressed prior to working on skills such as letter formation, spacing and line adherence. These groups will use play-based activities to develop foundational skills such as postural control, strength, body awareness and/or visual processing, which are necessary for successful handwriting.

2015 Handwriting Groups

  • Beginner Handwriting
  • This group is for children who are learning to recognize and write all the letters of the alphabet along with numbers 1-10. The group will teach your child efficient letter formations and will facilitate appropriate pencil grasp. .

  • Advanced Print
  • This group is for children who can form all of their letters. These children will work on writing words, adhering to the line, appropriate spacing and the size of their letters.

Feeding Groups

These groups are designed to create a fun, social way to introduce new and/or non-desired foods. We will address a variety of components in the feeding process. The purpose of this group is to make mealtime a more positive experience and to expand your child’s diet.

2015 Feeding Groups

  • Much and Crunch Lunch
  • Join us at lunch as we create and taste new fun food to help diversify your child’s diet! Your child will enjoy his meals with friends and have fun trying new foods!

  • Afternoon Snack Food Critics
  • This group will have members taste new snack options each week and write a blog about it. This group offers a unique blend of feeding, social skills, language and reading comprehension allowing children to bring different strengths to the group.

Speech & Language Groups

These groups are designed to enhance your child’s speech and language development. Therapists will target increasing receptive and expressive language skills and social pragmatic skills.

2015 Speech/Language Groups

  • Chit Chat
  • This group is designed for kids who are not yet talking or who need a boost in their vocabulary. A portion of this group will include parent participation. It will address social language and will include ideas to encourage development in the home.

  • Mommy and Me Baby Signs
  • Teaching your baby sign language can ease frustration and increase communication. You will learn alongside your child ways to boost early learning and communicative vocabulary. Bond with your child while enjoying fun music and videos, and learn valuable communication skills to use at home. Pricing will also include a kit to practice at home.

Please see the signs and symptoms checklist to determine if your child would benefit from therapy services at Leaps and Bounds, Inc.