Kids At Play Therapy provides skilled treatment using play, engaging activities, specialized equipment and caregiver/family education to provide each child an opportunity to succeed. We work closely with our families toward their goals through a supportive and empowering partnership.
Feeding Therapy addresses difficulties with eating for a range of ages due to oral-motor, swallowing and/or sensory processing difficulties preventing the child from adequately interacting with and consuming foods. Approaches used by our therapists during feeding therapy sessions include The Sequential Oral Sensory Approach (S.O.S.), Food Chaining and the Food Scientist approach. Feeding therapy focuses on progressing a child’s eating and learning how to have positive, relaxed and playful interactions with both familiar (preferred) foods and less familiar (non-preferred) foods.
Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs or Speech Therapists) evaluate and treat children with communication and swallowing difficulties. Speech therapists work with people of all ages to provide therapy for speech disorders, language disorders, social communication disorders, and feeding or swallowing disorders. Speech-Language Pathologists also provide and prepare augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) systems for people with severe language disorders. Speech therapists help children engage in activities and interact with environments that support communication and progress speech and language development. During therapy, speech therapists use a variety of techniques to address speech disorders like articulation errors and fluency disorders like stuttering. Additionally, speech therapy sessions address language disorders which impact how children understand what they hear or read and also how children express their thoughts and feelings. During feeding and swallowing therapy, speech therapists help children develop skills for safe and enjoyable mealtimes.
Counseling services help children, adolescents and their families find strategies and skills to face and resolve present and past problems, manage and deal with transitions and upcoming changes they anticipate. Multiple approaches are utilized to create a customizable and personalized therapeutic program that best meets an individual’s needs. Kids and teens may need help and support when problems affect how well they do, feel, or act. Sometimes, entire families need support while trying to communicate, learn, create boundaries and solve problems.
We offer a range of groups to support and progress a child’s therapy plan. These include handwriting, social skills and preschool language groups.
Language groups are designed to improve communication skills through facilitated play-based interactions for children with social and speech-language goals.
Social skills groups are a therapeutic solution to improving your child’s social interaction and communication skills in a small peer group setting. The focus is to work on turn taking, friendship, problem-solving, conversation skills, and more.
Handwriting groups follow the ‘Handwriting without Tears’ curriculum and help a child improve handwriting skills, fine motor strength, dexterity, and attention during seated tasks. Participants will enjoy gross motor play, arts/crafts, games, and activities to improve sensorimotor planning and visual perceptual skills.