We primarily see children from birth through 16 years of age for occupational and speech therapy. Evaluations revolve around the concerns of the clients and their family members and include informal analyses in addition to standardized assessment, which research shows to be a better indicator of deficit and prognosis. A realistic treatment plan is developed with functional goals and will include a home program. We incorporate everyday activities and real world situations into the therapy sessions. Pathways Therapy Center staff will work closely with your child’s physician and other professionals that may also be serving your child. Treatment is provided one on one and sessions generally last 45 minutes to an hour. Session times may vary based on the child’s needs and response to intervention.
We also serve persons of all ages for Craniosacral Therapy, Myofascial Release and Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Therapy services.
In addition to individual treatment, we provide social skills, language skills and augmentative communication groups. Our social skills groups are facilitated by an occupational therapist and/or speech language pathologist to enhance social thinking and social behavior skills of children ages 3 through 15. The Language group provides a small focused group to develop, practice, implement, and generalize language skills into daily situations. The augmentative communication group provides a supportive atmosphere were children who use augmentative communication devices interact with peers.
Diagnoses that we treat include but are not limited to:
- Cerebral Palsy
- Congenital Anomalies
- Orthopedic Disorders
- Spina Bifida
- Postural Concerns
- Down's Syndrome
- Autism Spectrum Disorders
- Sensory Processing Disorders
- Developmental Delays
- Neurological Disorders
- Brachial Plexus Injuries
Our occupational therapists will help your child develop or restore skills necessary for him/her to be as independent and successful as possible in the areas of self-cares, play, academics and interacting with others.
Treatment techniques may include Sensory Integration, Therapeutic Listening, Splinting, Self Care Training, Neurodevelopmental Techniques, Fine Motor/Handwriting Programs, Oral Motor Training, Reflex Integration, Myofascial Release, Craniosacral, and Interactive Metronome.
Speech-Language Therapy Services
We provide evaluations, intervention and consultations for receptive, expressive, and pragmatic language disorders, articulation and phonological disorders, fluency disorders, voice disorders, aphasia, augmentative and alternative communication, and dysphagia. Our American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA) certified speech pathologists are experienced and skilled at serving persons of all ages. Speech-language therapy at Pathways Therapy Center involves the incorporation of everyday activities and real world situations into therapeutic practices. The speech-language pathologists strive to maintain the highest level of intervention utilizing the latest evidence-based practice for both evaluations and intervention sessions.