Our service prides itself on working not only with the child but also works closely with the parents to teach the child how to use specific activities and games to change the way the muscles combine to work together and make tasks easier. We also work on improving the integration between the two sides of the brain to improve processing of information. Visual motor integration is evaluated to see if the perceptual skills and motor skills needed to develop reading and writing skills are age appropriate and to compare the motor control tothe age appropriate levels. A thorough report back / discussion is usually given to parents following our combined assessment.
A combined program is designed for each child by the two therapists in collaboration with the parents to be incorporated into their daily routine. While practice of specific skills will help, our programs are designed with fun in mind and include specific games and activities especially designed to promote further development of the skills. By incorporating some practice into the daily routine we see quick progress and the program works on encouraging each child to reach his / her optimal potential.