THERAPEUTIC SERVICES

Speech & Language Therapy Services

We provide evidence based speech and language therapy to support your child’s ability to interact with the world around him or her through the use of language.

We are committed to using the most current research-based approaches and techniques and individualize them to meet your child’s specific needs. Assistive technology is used to enrich therapy when appropriate.

Therapy is provided in individual and small group sessions depending on the recommended type and frequency of treatment. The speech and language therapy we provide helps our clients build strategies and skills to support his or her ability to function in academic settings as well. Our therapy sessions address the following:

Receptive Language Skills related to:

  • Understanding basic concepts
  • Comprehension of Oral and Written language
  • Understanding word relationships
  • Understanding multiple meaning and figurative language
  • Understanding of word and sentence structures
  • Ability to understand verbal and non-verbal intents
  • Following directions

Expressive Language Skills related to:

  • Early language development in infancy/toddlerhood/preschool
  • The ability to express word concepts
  • Word retrieval
  • Social Pragmatic Language
  • The ability to use language to interact and navigate social interactions
  • The development of social skills through Michelle Garcia Winner’s Social Thinking methodology
  • Auditory Training
  • Aural Rehabilitation
  • Voice & Resonance

Speech Production Skills related to:

*Treatment provided by a PROMPT trained clinician
  • Oral Motor Competence
  • Articulation Skills
  • Dysarthria
  • Childhood Apraxia of Speech
  • Feeding/Swallowing

Functional skills including those required in the classroom such as:

  • Understanding basic concepts
  • Following verbal and written directions
  • Language skills related to executive functioning
  • Study and organizational skills
  • Development and use of social pragmatic language
  • Verbal problem solving

Central Auditory Processing Disorders as related to:

  • Auditory Discrimination (e.g., phonological awareness)
  • Auditory Memory (e.g., recall memory, working memory)
  • Auditory Comprehension

Our therapy includes many evidence-based methodologies to meet your child’s needs. For example, Michelle Garcia Winner’s Social Thinking and The Amazing Flexible You are used for children preschool through high school. In addition, PROMPT therapy is used in articulation and other motor speech therapies (e.g., Childhood Apraxia of Speech).

For more information regarding PROMPT therapy, please visit: http://www.promptinstitute.com/?page=FamiliesWIP

For more information regarding social thinking, please visit: http://www.socialthinking.com/what-is-social-thinking

Physical Therapy Services

We currently offer home-based pediatric Physical Therapy through our Chesapeake VA office throughout the Hampton Roads region.  Please contact us at (757) 490-2272 for more information!

Occupational Therapy Services

Occupational Therapy Sessions

Continuum Pediatric Occupational Therapists help children maximize their development of the skills needed to function independently in their daily activities. We assist children in reaching their goals by providing individual and/or group therapy sessions depending on the recommended types and frequency of treatment.  Our therapy sessions may include but are not limited to the following:

Sensory Skills:

  • Anxiety
  • Attention/Arousal
  • Self-regulation
  • Psycho-Social Skills
  • Visual Perceptual Skills
  • Sensory Processing

Motor Skills:

  • Primitive Reflex Integration
  • Visual Motor
  • Postural Control
  • Balance
  • In-Hand manipulation/Fine Motor Skills
  • Motor Planning

Functional Skills including those required in the classroom, such as:

  • Tummy Time/Motor Skills
  • Kindergarten Readiness
  • Play Skills
  • General Gross Motor Coordination
    • Scissor Skills
    • Handwriting Skills
    • Ergonomic Skills
    • Study Skills
    • Organizational Skills
    • Sensory Spaces
    • Executive Functioning Skills
    • Feeding Sensory & Motor Challenges