Joining the Child through Play
The emotional and behavioral development of our young children is a reflection of a child's foundational needs. Our programs focus on honoring the individual child as they work through the developmental capacities at their own pace.
Using well-researched, evidence-based practices, we approach emotional and behavioral struggles by focusing on the developmental levels and needs of the individual child, such as engagement, regulation, communication, play, understanding emotions, and thinking.
Our therapists develop individual programs for each child and family. When needed, our OT, speech therapist, social worker and Play Project® consultant work together as a multidisciplinary team to create comprehensive programs for your child.
Understanding the Nuances behind the Struggle
Increasingly, we are working with children who have social cognitive and communication deficits, yet their needs are not captured through standardized testing. For many of these children, the missing piece is to identify the unseen challenges that impact their success.
Our informal, dynamic assessment allows us to go beyond typical assessments to really dig down and understand where the breakdown is occurring. We provide an in-depth look at:
This assessment is an in-depth process conducted by a speech language pathologist and/or developmental specialist. It includes a parent interview, input from teachers, and the double interview technique for learning about our client's strengths and needs.
Our assessment includes a detailed report with a customized plan for recommendations both educationally and therapeutically.
Thinking about your Thinking (Metacognition)
The key to success is to give each child the tools they need to understand what is going on around them. Rather than teaching a child how to behave, our goal is to teach a child how to think about their own thinking. This is the highest level of executive functioning, and it requires developing foundational skills
Designed to Develop and Support Social Cognition and Pragmatic Language, Including: