We offer a variety of services at A Step Ahead.
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Our occupational therapists provide interventions to children who have, or are at risk of having, developmental delays and are experiencing difficulties functioning in one or more areas of their lives. Therapy may include facilitating performance of coordinated motor skills and/or use of the hands, as well as promoting skills for listening and following directions, self-regulation, social play, dressing, and grooming. Some other areas of focus may include helping children improve abstract reasoning, problem-solving, decision-making, and perceptual skills, as well as memory, sequencing, and motor planning. All of these skills are crucial for independent living and success across many environments.
Our occupational therapists specialize in the assessment and treatment of the following:
- Sensorimotor Skills
- Sensory Processing Integration
- Visual-Motor Integration
- Visual Perceptual Skills
- Fine Motor Control and Coordination
- Gross Motor Control and Coordination
- Self-Care Skills
- Social and Peer Interaction Skills
- Executive Functioning Skills
- Sensory Based Feeding Disorders
A Step Ahead focuses on improving speech, language, and communication skills across all environments including the home, community, and school in order for children to achieve personal, social, and academic success. Speech therapy may address articulation, developmental apraxia of speech, fluency or stuttering, expressive and receptive language disorders, social language concerns, oral motor issues, feeding and swallowing disorders, auditory processing concerns, evaluation and use of augmentative and alternative communication (including speech generating devices), memory and cognition, and more…
With physical therapy, kids build strength and improve motor function, balance and coordination in fun, creative ways. Physical therapy may involve swings, the ball pit, bikes, and all kinds of other toys and activities to motivate each child to participate and achieve goals.
Our physical therapists address the following:
- Gross Motor Skills
- Balance & Coordination
- Range of Motion
- Gait Training
ABA is the gold standard for autism treatment, especially when combined with other treatments such as speech and occupational therapies. It is most often provided intensively for 10-40 hours per week with a 1:1 therapist to child ratio. It decreases behavioral problems and barriers to learning by systematically applying behavioral principles to everyday situations and teaches skills that will replace or decrease targeted behavior problems. ABA also teaches new skills, such as speech, language, increased attention and sitting behavior, self-help skills, potty training, social skills, and more.
Click here for detailed information on our comprehensive autism program.