Occupational therapists are trained to help children succeed in activities of daily living in the home, school, and community. They are also trained to help children organize and interpret sensory information from the environment in an appropriate manner.
We will work with your child so that he/she can participate in the areas of bathing, grooming, dressing, feeding and playing.
Our occupational therapists will assist your child in learning how to develop fine motor skills to successfully master basic living tasks, such as: writing with a pencil (pencil grip), tying shoes, using scissors, zippering and buttoning buttons.
If your child has difficulty with visual perception and eye control, he or she will be treated by our occupational therapists to be able to recognize objects in order, to make adjustments regarding size and spatial relationships and to have the ability to use both eyes in a coordinated manner.
All of the sensory systems including sight, touch, taste, smell, hearing and even body movement and position can all affect child's development. If your child has any sensory deficits, our team will use age-appropriate activities in order to help your child regulate sensory input.
Eye-hand coordination, body awareness, balance, gross motor coordination mobility, flexibility and core strength are all crucial to your child's success and self-esteem, as they all collectively will allow your child to participate in and master age-appropriate physical skills and activities with their peers.
These skills allow for sensory information to be successfully understood by your child. Perceptual motor activities involve using the brain (cognitive skills) and (physical skills) simultaneously, like walking and talking at the same time.
Speech-language therapists are trained to help children effectively communicate their wants and needs to those around them. They are also trained to help with feeding and swallowing issues.
Children who have difficulty maintaining a heathy weight or are suffering from "failure to thrive," can benefit from treatment by our therapists. In this area, we work to increase your child's caloric intake and to expose your child to new varieties of food textures, tastes and temperatures. During feeding therapy, we also provide instruction and practice on sucking, chewing and swallowing. Oral aversion therapy can also be provided.
A variety of pediatric voice disorders can have profound effects on a child's life. If your child is experiencing changes in pitch, loudness and overall voice quality, they may benefit from voice therapy, which also includes treatment for resonance and fluency disorders.
Our speech and language therapists help children with both receptive (understanding, responding to and following directions) as well as expressive (using words or sign language to share thoughts and feelings with others).
If your child has difficulty hearing and differentiating sounds as well as sounding words out so that they may be understood by others, he/she should be evaluated for an articulation deficit or disorder.
During sessions with our speech and language therapist team, any difficulties with movement involving the mouth in order to speak, swallow Or eat will be addressed through strength training sessions, coordination practice and breathing therapy.
In children who suffer from childhood apraxia of speech (CAS), the brain has difficulty making plans for speech movement. If your child suffers from apraxia, our therapists will help create a therapy plan that focuses on practicing syllables, words and phrases in a repetitive and frequent manner
The Board-Certified music therapists who work with your child will use music interventions that are formed and shown effective by research evidence, music therapy theory and clinical practice. These therapeutic treatments include improvisation, songwriting, lyric analysis, music assisted relaxation and imagery, and developmental speech/language and cognitive music exercises. Music therapy also increases communication, socialization, and memory in children. Because music therapy bridges the gap between art and science, and the artistic nature of the therapy allows children to open up and explore their feelings.
May include both singing and instrument play using the child’s preferred music or music familiar to the child in order to address attention skills, language/speech skills, sensorimotor skills, and/or emotional skills.
Allows a child to explore the meaning, structure and lyrics of a song to allow opportunities to practice emotion identification, executive functioning skills, and encourage self-expression.
By combining these two fine arts, the child engages in a creative process to provide opportunities for emotional identification and self-expression, to facilitate and practice sustained attention skills.
Promotes relaxation and positive coping skills. This intervention can be used to decrease anxiety and stress.
Provides opportunities for creative self-expression, emotion identification, as well as reflection. This intervention also provides opportunities to explore decision making skills, can help increase self-esteem, and often is used to express the patient's medical journey and life experiences.
Unlike in regular music lessons, the ultimate goal is not mastering a new skill but rather providing the child with a meaningful distraction, a positive coping technique, and an outlet for expression all while increasing their self-confidence.
Watch Me Grow provides Habilitation, Respite Care, and Attendant Care for children and adults in their home and community. To be eligible for funding, families must be approved through Arizona Long Term Care Services (ALTCS)
This service is the children that need assistance with working on outcomes that are described in their Individual Service Plan.
This service provides short-term relief for the primary caregiver. This service can be provided any time of the day or evening that the caregiver requests for. Respite services are authorized by the Arizona Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD). The maximum annual approval for respite is typically 600 hours.
This service is responsible for providing care to clients based on their current set of goals and level of functioning. It is used to increase independence in individuals and offer support services including improving communication, learning adaptive skills, independent living, and any other goals set by the support team. Habilitation may be used hourly.
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