We are constantly investing in training our staff for your benefit. These well known therapy techniques are proven ways to help improve your quality of life.
- DTTC (Dynamic Temporal and Tactile Cueing) is a research based treatment for apraxia of speech that has proven to be very effective.
- PROMPT training teaches cueing strategies to shape words and sounds. Learning happens in the context of common every day activities. Learning to say words in familiar surroundings helps people pick up new words and remember them more easily.
- DIR/Floortime and Hanen Therapy – These philosophies emphasize that children learn best from the people they trust the most – their parents and family. We will help you learn simple techniques you can use daily with your child. Your child will learn new skills and have fun in the process.
- SOS (Sequential Oral Sensory) Approach to Feeding is a multi disciplinary approach to evaluate and manage feeding, weight, and growth problems.
The websites listed below can give you even more specific information and links to research supporting the efficacy of each therapy technique.
PROMPT effectively helps you to develop and control speech and language skills. It provides touch and movement cues which help you to learn verbal communication skills. PROMPT stands for "Prompts for Restructuring Oral Motor Phonetic Targets".
The DIR approach was developed by Dr. Stanley Greenspan, a child psychiatrist, researcher and author of many books on child development. DIR stands for Developmental, Individual Difference, Relationship-Based approach.
In other words, your child is an individual with his or her own interests, strengths and at certain developmental milestones. Plus, you have your unique relationship with your child.
All of this plays a role in your child’s communication abilities and desires.
The DIR approach focuses on ways to initiate communication with your child so it becomes natural and expressive.
Floortime is a component of the DIR technique. It refers to specific times when parents and children play together to promote the child's interaction, engagement and communication.
The Hanen Centre provides family-centered, early education resources to parents, teachers and therapists. Hanen training, such as "It Takes 2 to Talk" emphasizes family-centered intervention. Parents and other caregivers learn how to weave communication practice into a child's day. It looks and feels like play and family time, but it works like speech therapy.
The Star Institute for Sensory Processing Disorder has a wealth of information about SOS (Sequential Oral Sensory) Approach to Feeding.