The primary goal of Occupational Therapy is to enable children to participate in the activities of everyday life. Occupational Therapy can help kids with various needs improve their cognitive, physical, sensory, motor skills, and enhance their self-esteem with a sense of accomplishment.
What areas would Occupational Therapy help my child?
Fine & Visual Motor Coordination
Play & Social Skills
Attention & Focus
Daily Living Skills
Sensory Motor Processing
Physical Therapy helps to increase a child's mobility, range in motion, strength, endurance, postural support and balance. A physical therapist may massage, stretch, or provide strength training with children who may have delays involving their large muscles and orthopedic development.
Our Therapists will work with children and their family to assist each child in reaching their maximum potential in the following areas.
This can include but not limited to:
Gross Motor Skills
Mobility & Gait
Strength & Range of Motion
Balance & Coordination
Infant Torticollis Treatment
The goal in speech therapy is to improve the skills that will help your child communicate more effectively with peers, family and in the community. Our therapists will focus on improving verbal and non-verbal communication skills. Speech Therapy helps kids with language related learning issues. Such as speaking, listening, and writing.
Here are a few areas where our therapist can help.
Swallowing & Feeding Delays
Articulation & Fluency
Oral-Motor & Feeding
Stuttering & Voice Disorders
The ABA program provides supports based off the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). ABA services will address specific behavior concerns and skill acquisition through individualized treatment protocol created by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). Targets can include reducing maladaptive behaviors and replacing them with something more socially appropriate, teaching foundational skills to be successful in learning, social skills, and parent directed intervention. All clients will be seen with a 1:1 staff to client ratio, however, if appropriate for the clients goal they may be in a group setting to promote appropriate social skills, with the one on one support of a therapist. Additionally, parent training is a mandatory component of the program, to allow for generalization of the skills taught in the clinic.
Although ABA is an empirically validated intervention for individuals on the autism spectrum, ABA therapy is not limited intervention to only autism. ABA therapy can be beneficial for a variety of disorders such as FASD, ODD, and Down Syndrome to name a few.
The Children's Autism Program through Texas Health and Human Services provides financial support to focused ABA children to those who qualify. To qualify for the Children’s Autism program:
Client accepted into the children’s autism program will be eligible for up to 180 hrs per year of one on one therapy and small group therapy for up to 720 hr in a lifetime (until their 16th Birthday)
· Additionally, Temple accepts most insurances as well as private pay option.