The completion of home assignments is critical to treatment success. Usually, you will be given materials to complete between sessions. Parents and family members are encouraged to observe treatment to clarify and help in completing home program assignments.
VitalStim Therapy is an FDA cleared method to promote swallowing through the application of Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES) to the swallowing muscles in conjunction with conventional swallowing exercises, with the goal to strengthen and reeducate the muscular system and improve motor control of the swallowing mechanism.
The Interactive Metronome (IM) is a therapeutic assessment and training program that improves attention, concentration, motor planning and sequencing. Improvements in those areas result in stronger motor control and coordination, enhanced balance and gait, and improved language and cognition.
May include, but are not limited to the following academic content areas:
*Phonemic Awareness (Phonics), Word Recognition & Fluency
*Acquisition of vocabulary
*Reading process: Concepts of print, comprehension strategies and self-monitoring strategies
*Reading applications: Apply reading skills to various types of texts; literary, informational, reference materials, textbooks, etc.
*Writing process (composition)
*Writing conventions; ie: spelling, punctuation, grammar
*Number, Number Sense and Operations (includes place value, money, computation)
*Measurement (includes length, volume, weight, time)
*Geometry and Spatial Sense
*Patterns, Functions, and Beginning Algebra Concepts
*Data Analysis and Probability
*Mathematical Processes (problem solving)