Occupational therapy is a seamless integration into our program. The basis of our occupational therapists is to provide meaningful “occupation” centered experiences for the children and adolescents that we serve. Examples of childhood occupations are: developing age appropriate play skills, completing dressing, feeding and hygiene tasks independently, handwriting, and engagement in socially meaningful interactions. Adolescent occupations may include: pre-vocational/vocational training, cooking, inclusion in sport/hobby activity, and the necessary skills for independent living. A variety of interventions are used in order for children/adolescents to achieve full independence in these areas and a plan of care will be developed to personally best serve your child and your family.
Outpatient occupational therapy is available upon recommendation as we well and requires physician authorization. The goal of our outpatient therapy program is to bridge learned skills from the day program to carryover for improved home function. However, participation in the day program is not required as evaluation of your child’s abilities are assessed separately. Further emphasis is placed on activities of daily living, sensory behaviors affecting home function and community integration.
We recognize that communication is more than just what you say. A shrug of the shoulder, flash of a smile, widening of the eyes or a questioning intonation, all express a different message. Our skilled speech language pathologists are committed to providing interventions that support and strengthen functional communication. Our speech therapy services aim to improve: articulation, expressive and receptive language, pragmatic (social ) communication, feeding/swallowing, fluency (stuttering), literacy skills, play skills and self-advocacy, among others.
We focus on the big picture and identify what is more important to each individual client-student. This perspective perfectly compliments The Hope Source’s therapeutic and educational philosophies to provide more complete and consistent treatment for your child.