We Help Teachers And Schools

Involving Speech and Occupational Therapy
In School Settings

Speech Therapy

Speech therapy can be beneficial for children of all ages, from infants to teenagers. The specific age at which a child may start speech therapy will depend on their individual needs and developmental level. Here are some general guidelines:

  1. Infants and toddlers: Speech therapy can be helpful for infants and toddlers who have difficulty with feeding or early communication skills, such as babbling or making sounds. Some children may start speech therapy as early as 6 months of age.
  2. Preschoolers: Speech therapy is often recommended for preschool-aged children who have speech and language delays or disorders. This may include children who have difficulty with articulation, vocabulary, grammar, or social communication skills.
  3. School-aged children: Speech therapy may be recommended for school-aged children who have difficulty with reading and writing, as well as those who have more complex speech and language disorders.
  4. Teenagers: Speech therapy may be helpful for teenagers who have difficulty with public speaking, social communication, or academic communication skills.

My son has always loved speech therapy with Tammy. She has a special way of making therapy fun. She has been a great advocate for my son and is very knowledgeable, insightful and helpful which has been a blessing for many years. She truly cares for all of the children she works with. I highly recommend The Playroom.

Amy Anderson

Constantly impressed with The Playroom’s leadership. They do so much to create enriching opportunities for the kids that build skills, self-esteem and curiosity. Great organization!

Kimberly Kane

Occupational Therapy

Placing occupational therapists in schools to work alongside teachers changes the dynamics in an educational team by allowing them to be more constructive and explicit. By collaborating with the education team, our therapists play a major role in the support of student success. Our therapists support each of our student’s abilities to participate effectively in desired daily academic and nonacademic outcomes. Some examples of these outcomes include social and self-help skills, managing behaviors, math, reading and writing, gym and recess, participation in sports, and more. 

Our occupational therapists use their specific knowledge and expertise to customize interventions for each student. Examples of modified interventions include:

  • Manage activity and environmental analysis to offer suggestions that will improve progress and participation. 
  • Reducing obstacles that restrict student participation.
  • Providing beneficial technology to support student success. 
  • Supporting the needs of students with significant challenges, such as by helping to determine. methods for alternate educational assessment and learning. 
  • Helping to identify long-term goals for post-school results. 
  • Helping to plan relevant instructional activities to assist in the classroom setting.

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