Definitions / Terms
- Articulation Therapy
- Speech therapy focused on improving a child’s intelligibility while speaking words and phrases.
- Astronaut Training
- A treatment approach that address the interactions of the vestibular, auditory, and visual systems.
- Alert Program - How Does Your Engine Run?
- A structured program that helps a child understand how to get to and maintain the ideal level of alertness for learning and every day activities.
- Augmentative/alternative communication (AAC)
- Any communication strategies and/or modalities (other than speaking) that are used to express a child’s thoughts, needs, and wants.
- Aural Rehabilitation/Aural Rehab
- A speech therapy treatment approach used in helping children/adults who are deaf or hard of hearing develop speech-language/communication skills.
- Deep Pressure Proprioceptive Technique (DPPT); formerly the Wilbarger Brushing Protocol
- An intense therapeutic strategy used to help address a child’s ability to respond to, regulate, and modulate sensory information.
- Developmental Therapy
- Developmental Therapists can evaluate and help children to achieve age appropriate development and/or maximize their learning potential in a variety of developmental areas.
- Feeding Therapy
- Feeding therapists evaluate how children are chewing and swallowing a variety of foods.
- Food Chaining
- A treatment approach designed to address feeding problems in picky eaters.
- Hand Writing Without Tears
- An approach to teaching handwriting in a developmentally appropriate sequence using multisensory strategies.
- Hannen Programs
- A family focused program to help increase a child’s ability to respond to language and communicate with others.
- IEP Consultations
- Therpists will provide an evaluation of a child and work with the school staff and family to develop and implement an appropriate individualized Education Plan (IEP) with their local school district.
- Kinesio Taping
- A therapeutic strategy used to help provide support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting movement and range of motion.
- Occupational Therapy
- Occupational Therapists evaluate and help children to use their hand-eye coordination, motor plan, participate in self-help skills, and appropriately respond to a variety of sensory experiences.
- Physical Therapy
- Physical Therapists evaluate and help children with their strength, motor coordination, and independently move throughout a variety of environments.
- SOS Approach: (Sensory Oral Sequential approach)
- It is a structured treatment approach to address feeding problems in children. It focuses on developing appropriate oral skills and meal time behaviors.
- Speech Therapy
- Speech-Language Pathologists/Speech Therapists can evaluate how children understand language, respond to language, interact and communicate with others.
- Therapeutic Listening
- A therapy technique that uses modulated and non-modulated music to influence the child’s overall sensory processing and regulation.
- Vital Stim
- This approach uses electrical stimulation for improving coordination and strength of the muscles involved in the process of swallowing.