At Make Way For Me! we use a variety of treatment approaches to meet the person’s individual needs; one of which is based on the theory of sensory processing and integration. This is the ability of the brain and body to take incoming sensory information and create an efficient motor output. Your therapist will provide appropriate home programming and education, in addition to direct treatment for you or your child.
For infants, toddlers, and children, play and learning are crucial for development. When a child’s development is delayed due to a disability, an occupational therapist can evaluate a child’s skills in daily activities, school performance, and self care activities and compare them to what is developmentally appropriate for his/her age group. Treatment is focused on improving a child’s skill level to meet those of his/her peers.
Treatment for youth and adults focus on increasing participation and skill in the occupations that are important to them, such as school, work, leisure, or self-care. The aim of treatment is to improve quality of life, regardless of age or ability.
Parents, family members, teachers, schools, and employers are an integral part of the therapy process. Although most services we provide are best done in our specialized clinical setting, traveling to visit a home, day care, school, work, or community setting allows the therapist more opportunities for strategy and treatment planning.