At Therapeutic Playground, we recognize the value in balancing social, sensory and behavioral needs. We also realize that each client is unique and must be assessed on an individual basis. Looking for a service that you don’t see listed? Contact us to discuss. Additionally, we are continually looking to add services and new techniques to benefit our clients so we encourage you to check back regularly and sign up for our email newsletter.
Using Occupational Therapy, we work with our clients to improve both fine motor skills and gross motor skills, specifically:
- Improve muscle strength and coordination
- Bilateral Coordination
- Improve balance
- Improve handwriting, scissor skills, coloring (Handwriting Without Tears)
- Improve sensory processing and others
- Learning Disabilities
- Autism Spectrum
- Improve visual motor skills
- Identify and address underlying issues
A series of Balance/Auditory/ Vision exercises of varied complexity, all of which are deeply rooted in rhythm and require full-body coordination and focused attention. Exercises are done with sand-filled bags and racquetballs, sometimes while standing on a balance board. Created by Bill Hubert after working for years as a first grade teacher, middle school teacher and martial arts teacher, Bal-A-Vis-X requires focused attention, demands cooperation, promotes self-challenge, and fosters peer teaching.
Who can benefit from BAVX? Everyone can benefit from BAVX but It is especially helpful for:
- Learning Challenged
- Gifted and Talented
- Auditory and Visually Challenged
Our team has extensive experience in working with children to help with behavioral and social skills. We can work with your child one-on-one or, after an assessment, include them in an appropriate inclusion and behavioral group.
We will work with your child to:
- Identify and document any needed accommodations and modifications
- Pinpoint and practice behavioral strategies to use in the classroom
- Practice and improve social skills needed for the classroom and general life
- Improve overall focus and attention
Custom Sensory Motor Gym
Our custom-designed and built Fun Factory sensory motor gym has swings, a slide, a zip line, multiple, climbing walls and is a child (and adult’s) paradise! In fact, this structured environment actually helps our clients develop their sensory, communication and motor skills while also improving self-esteem and social skills.
We chose to partner with Fun Factory, the leader in building sensory motor gyms, because of their experience, their quality and, more than anything, their unwavering commitment to improving the lives of children. Our gym offers a fun environment that kids will enjoy and place where they can build confidence that then transfers to their everyday activities.
We work with children on our gym at our one-on-one appointments but watch for info on upcoming open play times.
Handwriting Without Tears
An easy to learn curriculum used by millions of students all over the world, that makes handwriting mastery joyful. This program not only helps our clients improve handwriting, it also improves fine motor skills and tripod grasp.
We have a large training room and are planning to start offering training classes this Fall. Topics we are hoping to offer include:
- Navigating the IEP Process
- Advocating for Your Child
- The Role of Nutrition
We hope that you will sign up for our email newsletter or continue to check back to see what other training classes we have added. Please let us know if you have any ideas or requests. The training room will also be available for use by outside groups for a fee.