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.
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
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.
- Gross Motor Skills
- Body Awareness
Group therapy sessions are designed to meet the specific needs of your child, while offering positive social interactions. Specific skills, including social skills, handwriting, feeding, etc. are addressed in a group setting to provide structure and peer modeling. Oftentimes lasting friendships are created in these groups as children succeed together.
Groups are provided in three sessions throughout the year: