What is Occupational Therapy?
Occupational therapists help children, and their families identify and target challenges in the areas of self care, productivity, and leisure. An OT can help children achieve independence in daily tasks (such as feeding, dressing and mobility) and become more productive students by helping with fine motor and sensory strategies.
What is Speech-Language Pathology?
Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) help with speech (how sounds are spoken). S-LPs also look at receptive (understanding) and expressive (talking) language. Overall, SLPs are concerned about communication. SLPs can help promote the development of prelinguistic skills, along with assess, and treat, a wide variety of communication difficulties. SLPs are also trained to recognize, assess, and treat difficulties with feeding, eating, drinking, and swallowing.
Our approach is to help families of children with special needs in a timely, productive way as they navigate the public system of therapy services. Little Ones Therapy services will involve coaching caregivers to help their children at all times of the day and to make their days easier.
Little Ones Therapy services are primarily play based. Children learn through play. Having opportunities to play helps children of all abilities develop physical, cognitive, communication, and social skills. Little Ones therapists believe that play is a key activity for children of all ages and abilities.
We see a wide range of children with multiple abilities and complex special needs.