Therapy

Therapy Programs

Our experienced therapists evaluate each child and create an individualized therapy program based on goals developed with the parent. Therapy sessions may include a variety of treatment approaches such as sensory integrative techniques, Therapeutic Listening Program®, Interactive Metronome, coordination activities, integrative bodywork, Perceptual Enrichment Program, NDT techniques, and reflex integration. We use the latest in brain research to guide our individual therapy programs. Parents are a vital part of their child’s therapy program and are encouraged to participate in their child’s therapy program as much as possible.

We provide services for children age’s birth through adolescence with a variety of challenges including: Fun at ATN

  • Apraxia
  • Autism
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Developmental Delay
  • Down Syndrome
  • Feeding Challenges
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Prematurity
  • Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)
  • Speech delay
  • Torticollis

 

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY is the art and science of helping people perform the day-to-day activities that are important to them despite impairment, disability or handicap. For children, these may include vital daily activities such as eating, dressing, school work and play. OT helps children who are stuck in “fight or flight” mode to process sensory input more accurately and efficiently, allowing them to interact more positively with people and the world around them.

PHYSICAL THERAPY facilitates motor skill development and its components including balance, coordination, flexibility, strength and endurance. For infants and children this may include the ability to sit independently, crawl, walk, run and climb.

SPEECH THERAPY focuses on receptive language, the ability to understand spoken words and expressive language and the ability to use words to express oneself. It deals with the mechanics of producing words such as articulation, pitch, fluency and volume, as well as the ability to make sounds correctly and combine sounds into words and sentences that are understandable. Speech therapists work with voice disorders, fluency (stuttering) and strengthening the oral and facial muscles used for eating. In addition, speech therapists work on cognitive skill development, and with older children, reading and written language.