Below is additional information that can be helpful if you’re new to the therapy world or interested in learning more. If we didn’t get to your question, contact us and we will have answers. We look forward to speaking with you.
The treatment of speech and communication disorders that impact kid’s everyday life and their ability to connect, collaborate, play, interact and social skills with peers. The approach used varies depending on the disorder, age of the child, skill level, goals and set up. It may include physical exercises to strengthen the muscles used in speech, speech drills to improve clarity, or sound production practice to improve articulation. We provide these services in homes, in unified schools and at our clinic site using behavioral models, educational model or the medical model to enhance their speech and language.
Occupational therapy is a client-centered (kids centered) health profession concerned with promoting health and well being through occupation. For a child, this means an Occupational Therapist assists with everyday activities such as self help skills for dressing, bathing, eating, safety, self care, sleeping techniques etc. OT’s work on facilitating fine motor skills, sensory integration strategies, handwriting, therapeutic listening, feeding/oral motor skills, attention span skills, postural stability, balance/coordination and much more. We use floor time, sensory strategies, suspended equipment, motor learning, home programs, parent training and collaborating with other disciplines to work as a team.
Our Infant Development Specialists (IDS) provide in-home services to children who are referred by the Regional Center. They see the child once or twice a week in the child’s natural environment. The IDS work on all developmental domains—cognition, receptive/expressive language, gross and fine motor skills, social skills, emotional skills, and self-help skills. The IDS use the child’s Individual Family Support Plan to develop the child’s skills in all areas of development, as it is very important to incorporate the child’s family or caregivers. Infant Development Specialists also work in collaboration with other service providers who work with the child, as well, in order to achieve the maximum potential of the child.
If you think your child might need services, we offer the following assessments
OT/ST Evaluation Assessment (Total of 4 hours) with report:
Consists of 1 to 1 ½ hours of ‘in person’ evaluation session and parent consultation at the clinic using age-appropriate standardized test to assess various developmental milestones. 2 ½ hours of typing full report with test scoring, goals, deductions, recommendations, observations etc. (Appropriate for submitting to insurance for reimbursement). Disclaimer: children do not get diagnosed during this evaluation and reports are for medical purposes only. (no school legalities)
OT/ST Evaluation Session without Report (Total of 1 hour):
Consist of 1-hour session with child and parents to discuss strengths, challenges, goals, and previous history to determine if OT/ST is beneficial and necessary for your child. This session administers a shorter assessment, as mentioned above, and there are no documents exchanged or provided.
For all pricing inquiries, please call our front desk at (510)441-8240 ext. 0
We are solely contracted by Kaiser.
At the moment we only provide those services at our clinic in Union City. The in-home services we do provide are Early Intervention, through the Regional Center.
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