It is not for us to make children learn how we teach but for us to teach how they learn – "Gary Reid"

Adaptive Programs

ADAPTIVE PROGRAMS

Our multi-faceted programs are designed to maximize every aspect of the child as a unique individual and serve as a catalyst for the child’s own self-discovery.

Attention Therapy: a virtual reality real-time powerful visual feedback systems built on NASA-proven technology the brain is “trained” to gain focus, improve concentration, and pay attention.

NeuroFeedback /Cognitive Therapy: brain ware software technology programs that are fun and challenging. One will experience a mental workout building cognitive skills that cross-trains the whole brain including balance, vision and movement for improving cognitive performance.

CAP: an innovative research based program that incorporated iPad technology into learning the foundation of reading.

Learning Breakthrough Program: a training protocol that integrates our auditory, visual, motor planning, tactile, balance, body positioning and neurofeedback systems in order to strengthen neurotransmission and actually calibrate the brain’s functions for high level learning.

SmartPalate System: a palatometer to improve specific speech sounds through real-time powerful visual feedback. Most persistent articulation problems are resolved in as few as 20 sessions.

SPS Thrust/Reverse Swallow Program: cutting edge technology through real-time powerful visual feedback. Our program has been carefully designed in conjunction with orthodontists and provides proven methodology for effectiveness.

Feeding Swallowing Program: techniques based on cutting edge principles, years of experience, and a strong commitment to improving the lives of infants, toddlers, and adolescents who have a variety of feeding and swallowing difficulties, including: dysphagia, failure–to–thrive, feeding tube dependency, oral-motor difficulties, food / oral aversion, inadequate use of utensils, and significant behavior problems during mealtime.

HippoTherapy: is a physical, occupational, and speech-language therapy treatment strategy that utilizes equine movement as part of an integrated intervention program to achieve functional outcomes. Hippotherapy is a medical treatment session that uses the horse as a tool to help each rider reach their individualized therapeutic goals.

AquaTherapy: Aquatic therapy is a specialized form of physical, occupational therapy, or speech therapy treatment strategy to improve motion, flexibility, and tone. The pool is also used for regulating sensory input. The warmth of the water (94°F) and its massaging effects allow muscles to relax while helping to reduce pain. The natural buoyancy of the water assists with weight bearing, reduces gravitational pull and lessens compressive forces, hence making exercises much easier to perform than on land. Children with neurological, orthopedic, or sensory problems are just some of the types of children seen in the pool.  Most of all, the pool is fun!Patients are assisted throughout this process.

NeuroDevelopmental Treatment (NDT/Bobath): is a hands-on interdisciplinary problem solving approach to the assessment, treatment and management of any individual with limited ability to fully participate in daily life due to impairment of motor including tone and patterns of movement, sensory, perceptual and cognitive function, resulting from a CNS (Central Nervous System) disorder.
 NDT provide immediate improvement in dynamic range of motion, helping individuals to become as independent as possible.

Handwriting Without Tears: is a simple, developmentally based curriculum for writing readiness, printing and cursive. The multi-sensory lessons teach to all learning styles-visual, auditory, tactile and kinesthetic. The unique materials and engaging workbooks alleviate problems with:

  • Letter formation
  • Reversals
  • Legibility
  • Sentence spacing
  • Cursive connections

Children of pre-writing age who may benefit from this program include those who:

  • Lack hand preference (dominance not established)
  • Struggle to learn letter formation
  • Have fine motor deficits (trouble with manipulation, holding a pencil or crayon).

Children of writing age who may benefit from this program include those who:

  • Have difficulty with legibility
  • Have difficulty with staying on the line when writing
  • Have poor spacing within and between words
  • Print from the bottom up
  • Reverse letters or numbers
  • Lack hand preference (dominance not established)

Levels of Writing (Ages):

  • 3-4 years: “Get-Set for School” (pre-writing)
  • 4-5 years: “ABC’s and 123′s”
  • 5-6 years: “Basic Print”
  • 6-7 years: “Advanced Print”
  • 7+ years: “Cursive”