Occupational Therapy Assessments:
Comprehensive Occupational Therapy assessments are aimed at understanding the strengths, weakness and difficulties of the child to plan treatment priorities. The assessment is structured and includes use of various formal and informal methods to obtain a baseline evaluation of the child. This session also gives opportunity for the parents to share their concerns and understand how Occupational Therapy program would help their child achieve his maximum potential. The assessment time varies from 90 minutes to 120 minutes depending on the concerns. A formal report of assessment is provided to the parents. The report is a guideline to plan and upgrade therapy goals for present and in future.
The goals and priorities set in the therapy plan are based on the assessment. Individualized therapy sessions or Group therapy sessions are designed to help the child achieve optimum functional independence. The duration may be for 30 minutes, 45 minutes or 1 hour depending on the need as assessed and frequency determined by therapist and feasibility of the parents. The therapy sessions adhere to the evidence based Occupational Therapy practices, Sensory integration and Floor time approach. While they provide the just right challenge for the child, they enhance the under developed skills of the child. The therapeutic sessions are scientifically designed and achieve goals through play. The therapy is child-oriented and provides opportunity for continuous development of skills and learning.
In-services for Preschools and Schools:
We believe that the child needs to overcome whatever his challenges are in different environments. Other than home, the child spends most of his time at preschool or school. Hence we also provide consults to schools and preschools to provide information and consultation to those working with the child to help the child optimize his development and capacities in his environment.
SMARTTM (Stimulating Mental Abilities and Readiness Training): School Readiness Program:
This program is designed to equip any child in the age group of 3-5 years with appropriate skills and mind set to enter in to the exciting, challenging and beautiful environment of school. The whole SMARTTM (Stimulating Metal Abilities and Readiness Training) program is a result of 16+ years of research in child development. Every child receives his Developmental Profile that provides insight in to the strengths and weaker facets of the child. The program is aimed at developing and enhancing:
· Fine and gross motor skills which facilitates writing skills and abilities to carryout physical activities
· Cognitive abilities which facilitates learning ,comprehension of various subjects and problem solving
· Social skills, Psycho motor skills which facilitates peer relations, appropriate behaviour, emotional adjustments
These are one hour group sessions carried out with maximum 4 children once/twice a week.
Professional Supervision and Mentoring:
We offer clinical supervision to therapists to enhance their clinical skills, help in goal setting, choice of therapy interventions and activities and interaction with clients and their families.