Whenever there is a child with special abilities. Parents and family often notice first (parents are advised to trust their judgement) and wants to know more about further steps to help child achieve the maximum potential. However, it is very difficult for the parents to follow the most efficient and reliable course of action. Often times it is perpetual in terms of evaluation and then management of the child situation. Choosing the right professional and the institution is often challenging.
Developmental screening is a short test to tell if children are learning basic skills when they should, or if they might have delays. During developmental screening the doctor might ask the parent some questions or talk and play with the child during an exam to see how she learns, speaks, behaves, and moves. A delay in any of these areas could be a sign of a problem.
Eating Disorders describes illnesses that are characterized by irregular eating habits and severe distress or concern about body weight or shape.
Eating disturbances may include inadequate or excessive food intake which can ultimately damage an individual's perception and well-being. The most common forms of eating disorders include Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, and Binge Eating Disorder and affect both females and males.
The word "occupational" is deceiving and, hence, many think this therapy is relevant to adults only, but to be "occupied" means to be busy, and children are very busy indeed! Playing and learning are their main "jobs", and it's these which occupational therapists evaluate. Through their aptitude for playing, school performance, and daily activities, our therapists can make comparisons on what is developmentally appropriate for the child's age group.
Parent education and support program provides parents and caregivers with the support and skills to build strong family relationships. Our goal is to promote healthy families by reducing stress, improving parenting skills, strengthening parent confidence, developing coping skills and building resiliency.
Although sometimes used with adults, play therapy is a psychotherapeutic approach primarily used to help children ages 3 to 12 explore their lives and freely express repressed thoughts and emotions through play. Therapeutic play normally takes place in a safe, comfortable playroom, where very few rules or limits are imposed on the child, encouraging free expression and allowing the therapist to observe the child's choices, decisions, and play style.
Psychiatrists are medical doctors (MD or DO) specializing in treating a wide range of illnesses affecting the mind and brain. Thanks to rigorous and extensive training, psychiatrists are authorized to assess both mental and physical aspects of psychological problems, and may prescribe medications accordingly.
A psychological assessment is an assessment to measure intellectual, emotional, learning, and behavioral functioning child, adolescent and adult. As a working professional, this assessment can give you a valuable insight into your behavior patterns and working of your mind.
A continuous care and effort that would assist a person to get back, keep, or improve needed capabilities for the everyday life. The abilities lost may be physical, mental, and/or cognitive (thinking and learning). These abilities may have been lost due to a disease or injury, and it can also be due to a medication side effect.
School readiness means each child enters school ready to engage in and benefit from early learning experiences that best promote the child's success.
Families, education and early care providers, school staff and community partners must work together to provide environments and developmental experiences that promote growth and learning to ensure successful transition.
Social skills training is form of therapy to help improve the social communication skills in children having behavior health issues, anxiety, ADHD, Autism spectrum, depression and schizophrenia.
Psychotherapy can be done as an individual or in group therapy.
Our speech-language pathologists are specially-educated and trained in assessing, diagnosing, and treating patients, ranging from children through to the elderly, with their speech and language afflictions. These can be caused by known medical conditions, such as strokes, cerebral palsy, genetic disorders, or learning disabilities, or even something presently undiagnosed. Either way, our team is ready to devise and implement a treatment program for any of these conditions.
Also known as distant therapy, E- therapy is usually helpful where long distance treatment is needed while client has been seen by the professional at least once in the office and later for some reason access to the office base therapy is difficult.