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What is 

SPEECH LANGUAGE THERAPY?

Pediatric speech and language therapy provides the child with the tools necessary for effective communication. Effective communication is essential in a child's ability to develop friendships, solve problems, seek information, and express their feelings, wants, and needs. The use of competent speech and language skills influence a child's success in academics as well as interpersonal relationships.

​Areas of Speech-Language Therapy 

  • Articulation

  • Receptive & Expressive Language

  • Fluency (Stuttering)

  • Pragmatic (Social) Language

  • Phonological Awareness

  • Reading Comprehension

  • Written Language

  • Executive Functioning 

​Specialized Trainings 

  • Visualizing and Verbalizing for Language Comprehension and Thinking by Lindamood-Bell

  • Lindamood Phoneme Sequencing Program for Reading, Spelling, and Speech (LiPS) by Lindamood-Bell

  •  Seeing Stars: Symbol Imagery for Phonological and Orthographic Processing in Reading and Spelling by Lindamood-Bell

  • Orton-Gillingham

  • DIR Floortime

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What is 

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY?

​​Occupational therapy is a holistic treatment that focuses on helping children achieve independence in their everyday activities. Occupational therapists evaluate a child's ability to participate in daily activities and provide treatment for areas of improvement identified during the evaluation. The ultimate goal for OTs is for the client to be as independent as possible by working with them to improve emotions and address physical and social needs.  Occupational therapists not only work directly with the child, but also with the parents, family, caregivers, and teachers in order to educate and reinforce specific skills and behaviors which will be used to improve and facilitate the child’s performance and functioning in all environments.

​Areas of Occupational Therapy 

  • Fine Motor

  • Primitive Reflexes

  • Sensory Processing

  • Handwriting 

  • Dyspraxia

  • Visual-Motor Integration

  • Gross Motor

  • Life Skills

Specialized Trainings ​

  •  Handwriting Without Tears

  • Keyboarding Without Tears

  •  Masgutova Neurosensorimotor Reflex Integration (MNRI)

  • DIR Floortime

  • Therapeutic Listening

  •  Astronaut Training (Vestibular protocol)

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What is 

FEEDING THERAPY?

Feeding therapy uses a sensory, motor, and behavioral approach to increase your child’s variety of foods eaten and overall volume of food intake. We complete a comprehensive evaluation to determine the source of your child’s eating challenges.  We are trained in the SOS Approach to Feeding and the AEIOU Systematic Approach to Pediatric Feeding. Children that would benefit from feeding therapy are often called “picky eaters”. These children may refuse certain textures of foods, refuse categories of foods, experience burnout of preferred foods, and/or consume less than 20 different foods.  

SOS Approach to Feeding

 

The SOS Approach to Feeding is a multidisciplinary, research-based approach to Feeding Therapy. SOS incorporates sensory, motor, and cognitive aspects using a play-based approach to engage children and build their comfort level with new foods. The approach follows the developmental steps to typical feeding while increasing tolerance around non-preferred foods.​​

AEIOU Systematic Approach to Pediatric Feeding

 

Acceptance, Exposure, Independence, Observation and Understanding – AEIOU uses a holistic approach while focusing on active participation, independence, and shared control. This is a sensory, oral motor, biomedical, and environmental approach to increase participation and independence with eating. 

What is 

AUTISM DIAGNOSTIC OBSERVATION SCHEDULE Second Edition (ADOS-2) 

The Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, second edition (ADOS-2) an instrument for diagnosing and assessing autism. This evaluation consists of a series of structured and semi-structured tasks that involve social interaction between the examiner and the person being assessed. The examiner observes and identifies segments of the subject's behavior and assigns these to predetermined observational categories. The information gathered during the ADOS-2 will be utilized by your Developmental Pediatrician or Neurologist to determine if a formal diagnosis of autism is appropriate.

What is 

DEVELOPMENTAL TESTING

Developmental Testing is used to assess various aspects of your child's growth and functioning to ensure your child is meeting their milestones appropriately. The assessment can help determine if your child needs additional support or early intervention services.

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What is

Equine/Pony Assisted Therapy?

Equine Assisted Therapy or “Pony” Assisted Therapy is highly motivating and has many benefits. It is utilized as a component of the child’s comprehensive treatment plan to facilitate language learning, speech production, communication skills, fine and gross motor, sensory processing, and activities of daily living. It also provides sensory input for improved attention and engagement throughout the session.

Sessions take place at the Naples Therapeutic Riding Center. 

What is 

Academic Tutoring

Our tutors take pride in and enjoy working with your child to help them achieve academic success in any subject or grade level.  At North Naples Therapy & Enrichment, our goal is to solidify concepts taught in the classroom while supplementing current course curriculum through instruction, demonstration, and hands on application.

Students seeking academic reinforcement can be seen in an individualized or group setting.  

Specialized Trainings ​

  • Visualizing and Verbalizing for Language Comprehension and Thinking by Lindamood-Bell

  • Lindamood Phoneme Sequencing Program for Reading, Spelling, and Speech (LiPS) by Lindamood-Bell

  •  Seeing Stars: Symbol Imagery for Phonological and Orthographic Processing in Reading and Spelling by Lindamood-Bell

  • On Cloud Nine: Visualizing and Verbalizing for Math by Lindamood-Bell

The SOS Approach to Feeding program was developed by and copyrighted by Dr. Kay Toomey.  Please note, all materials, documents, and forms taken from the SOS Approach to Feeding program are copyrighted and cannot be reproduced in any form without the written permission of Dr. Kay Toomey. For more information on the SOS Approach to Feeding program, please visit www.sosapproach.com.

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