Services Provided at Therapy At The Zone

Therapy at the zone offers pediatric occupational, physical, and speech and language therapy.

Occupational therapy services have a primary focus on fine and gross motor, sensory processing, visual processing and play skills using a family centered approach. We collaborate extensively with families, schools, other professionals, and caregivers to help children develop to their fullest potential.

Your child may need occupational therapy if he or she exhibits any of the following behaviors:

  • Distressed with textures (sand, grass, clothes, tags, different foods).
  • Seeks constant movement.
  • Is fearful of playground equipment like swings, slides, and ladders.
  • Appears clumsy, frequent falls, bumps into or trips over things.
  • Has difficulty with fine motor tasks like buttoning, zipping, cutting, and handwriting.
  • Has a poor attention span.
  • Is distracted by sounds and visual stimuli not noticed by others.
  • Have excessive behaviors and emotional outbursts.

Some Diagnoses that Occupational Therapists treat include:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Sensory Integrative Dysfunction
  • Developmental Delay
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD/ADHD)
  • Feeding disorders and Oral-Motor delays (infants and children)
  • Parent-child relational difficulties
  • Attachment
  • Handwriting struggles, Dysgraphia
  • Learning Disability
  • Prematurity and High Risk infants
  • Balance and coordination disorder
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Neuromuscular Disorders
  • Traumatic Brain Injury

Sensory Integration Therapy

Sensory integration is the brain’s ability to take in, process, and organize sensory information that we perceive through different sensory systems in our bodies. Through our senses, we develop an understanding of our world, and often times, this occurs without us even being aware. Our sensory systems working together allow us to do activities successfully. If a child has sensory integration dysfunction, it is not likely that he or she will “grow out of it”. Sensory integration dysfunction can be considered a hidden problem because it is not as noticeable as physical impairments or speech delays (PTN, 2004). When a problem is difficult to see or understand, parents and children may begin to blame themselves which can result in family tension, poor self-esteem and a general feeling of hopelessness. Interventions based on Sensory Integration Therapy is child-directed; sensory experiences are enhanced through meaningful play.

Integrated Listening Systems (iLs)

iLs is a multi-sensory program for improving brain function. Based on clinically proven outcomes, iLs programs utilize psychoacoustically modified music to strengthen existing pathways and create new neural connections/pathways in the brain (“neuroplasticity”). iLs has a global effect on the brain and central nervous system, influencing the following systems: balance, visual, auditory, motor, coordination, behavior and emotional regulation.

What is iLs?

iLs is a multi-sensory program for improving brain function. It is an enjoyable activity, or “exercise”, which can be customized for all ages and skill levels for implementation in clinic, school or home.

Who Can Benefit?

iLs has a global effect on the brain and central nervous system, influencing the following systems: balance, visual, auditory, motor, coordination,  behavior and emotional regulation. As a result, it is successfully implemented for a wide variety of conditions:

  • Learning difficulties, reading, auditory processing
  • Attention & regulation
  • Sensory processing
  • Speech & Language
  • Autism and other neuro-developmental difficulties

If you have questions or feel we can help, contact us today and speak to one of our qualified therapists and let Therapy at the Zone make a difference in your child’s life.