Family-centered services help parents and caregivers understand their child's needs and offer ways to support a child's learning in play and daily routines. When a child is offered services, an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) is written together with parent.
Services offered will depend on what that child and family need. Services may include but are not limited to:
Speech / Language Pathology
Helps with communication skills to include simple sign language; vocabulary development; speech production; and augmentative communication devices. Also assists in feeding skills.
Provides exercises, positioning strategies, and equipment to help children improve their gross motor skills.
Specially designed teaching strategies to assist children in developing across all areas of development (cognition, communication, social, self-care, gross and fine motor skills).
Assists children in developing daily living skills, including feeding, dressing, gross and fine motor development. Also evaluates and treats sensory processing disorders.
Infant Mental Health
Services are available to provide short-term relationship-based services for caregivers and their infant or toddler who is exhibiting social/emotional challenges.
Consultations with Teachers of the Visually Impaired are available to children who have low vision or blindness.
Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services
Consultations with a Teachers of The Deaf and Hard of Hearing are available to children who are deaf or hard of hearing.
Where & How Services are Provided
When possible all services are provided in the child and families natural environment, home, school, daycare, parks etc.
Research indicates that children learn best in the context of secure and loving relationships. When interventions are provided at home, children have multiple opportunities to practice functional skills such as walking around furniture at home; requesting food at mealtimes; or sharing toys with friends at childcare. Our teachers and therapists work closely with caregivers to find fun and meaningful activities which capitalize on natural learning opportunities throughout the day.