Pediatric Therapy Services
More About Our Treatment Strategies
Neuro-Developmental Treatment (NDT) - NDT is an advanced therapeutic approach that can be very beneficial for patients who have central nervous system issues which create difficulties in controlling movement. As NDT-certified therapists, we have completed specialized training and work closely with children with neurological challenges. NDT is a comprehensive approach involving therapist, patient and the family to achieve positive functional outcomes through ongoing assessment and treatment progress.
Myofacial Release-Myofascial release is a soft tissue therapy for the treatment of skeletal muscle immobility and pain. This therapy aims to relax contracted muscles, improve blood and lymphatic circulation, and stimulate the stretch reflex in muscles.
Sensory Integration (SI) – SI techniques involve the use of enhanced, controlled sensory stimulation in order to elicit an adaptive behavior. Sensory integration is the neurological process that organizes sensation from one’s own body and from the environment and makes it possible to use the body effectively within the environment. The inputs from different sensory modalities are interpreted, associated and unified. The brain must select, enhance, inhibit, compare and associate the sensory information.
Oral Motor / Feeding – This treatment consists of direct intra and extra-oral methods/protocols designed to organize the oral musculature for an “Inner Knowledge” of the places within the mouth; and to use consistent, active movement patterns for improved eating and drinking activities. Direct therapy is provided while working closely with specialists to assess and manage other patient medical issues related to and possibly inhibiting the intake, processing, swallowing a digestion of foods and liquids.
Interactive Metronome - Interactive Metronome (IM) is an assessment and treatment tool used in therapy to improve the neurological processes of motor planning, sequencing and processing. The IM program provides a structured, goal-oriented process that challenges the patient to synchronize a range of hand and foot exercises to a precise computer-generated reference tone heard through headphones. Over the course of the treatment patients learn to focus and attend for longer periods of time; increase physical endurance; filter out internal
and external distractions and progressively improve coordinated performance.
The Listening Program - The Listening Program (TLP) is a music listening therapy that provides engaging brain stimulation to improve performance in school, work and life. The integration of visual, auditory and balance systems lays the foundation for learning abilities, sensory processing, memory, organization and concentration. By activating these underlying neural systems, TLPs’ sound and movement programs bring about lasting improvements in learning, attention and processing abilities.
Timocco- Timocco comprises interactive, motion based games that help children improve developmental skills.
Brain HQ- Brain HQ is an online, neuro-plasticity based, brain training system built and tested by an international team of more than 100 top neuro-scientists and brain experts.