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Occupational Therapy

At the Communication Place we offer a wide range of occupational therapy services, including comprehensive evaluations that assess all areas of motor and sensory development. We use the most current tests available in the field. Children are tested in naturalistic environments to obtain the most reliable information. Input from parents, caregivers and others are incorporated into the evaluation. Clients and families leave the evaluation with results and recommendations. In-depth written reports follow for you and may be sent to your doctor, insurance company or anyone that you wish.

We offer individual and group therapy, monitoring, parent and adult counseling and education. Individual therapy is highly specialized and designed especially for the client based on individual needs. Group therapy is also individualized, but incorporates others with similar needs giving the benefit of interaction and learning with and from others. If a client does not need therapy, suggestions for techniques to use at home with follow-up is provided. Counseling and education is an integral part of programming. Caregivers and parents are counseled and trained in techniques to enhance motor and
sensory development and deal with issues that arise from motor and sensory delays.

If your child has any of the following they may be a candidate for an evaluation regarding sensory processing disorders:

  •  A diagnosis of PDD, Autism, Aspergers, ADD, ADHD?
  • Demonstrate tactile defensiveness?
  • Doesn’t like certain clothing textures
  • Doesn’t like to be touched
  • Doesn’t like crowded spaces
  • Doesn’t like certain food textures
  • Habitual chewing on clothing, toys, hands?
  • Problems with attention and levels of arousal?
  • Stereotypic behaviors?
  • Rigidity, inflexibility or difficulty tolerating or adjusting to changes that are a natural
    part of routine daily care?
  • Self-stimulatory or Self-injurious behaviors?
  • Unpredictable, explosive behaviors that are hard to calm?
  • Disregard for, or impaired ability to interact with others, even a familiar person who
    provides routine daily care?
  • Avoidance of touch or movement.

If you answered yes to any or all of these questions your child may have sensory processing difficulties. These symptoms can, with treatment, be either eliminated or lessened.  Please give us a call at (585) 223-5090 or email us here for more information.