EVALUATIONS & THERAPY for KIDS!
We engage in play to support communication, physical development, and learning for your child. Play is seen as the child's natural way of learning and a powerful tool for building rapport, exploring new skills, and working on goals.
Therapy sessions revolve around your child's interests, preferences, and developmental needs. Your therapist will follow your child's lead, allowing them to take an active role in directing the session's activities, fostering autonomy, and promoting a sense of control.
The involvement of parents, family dynamics, and values are part of developing an effective plan to support your child's growth. Parents or caregivers actively participate in sessions, collaborate with the therapist, and receive guidance on how to support their child's progress at home.
Therapy addresses various aspects of your child's development, including physical, cognitive, emotional, language, and social domains. We recognize the interconnectedness of these areas and aim to enhance overall functioning and well-being by treating the whole child.
Your therapist will work closely with your child, family, and other professionals, fostering a collaborative and multidisciplinary approach. Information sharing, goal setting, and coordination of services ensure a comprehensive and coordinated support system for the child.
At Beyond Speech Therapy, our evaluation appointments are comprehensive and designed to gather a thorough understanding of your child's unique needs and abilities. Here's what you can expect during an evaluation appointment:
Review of medical, developmental, and educational history
Parent interview to gather information about your child's skills and strengths as well as your concerns and goals
Formal and informal assessments
Observations to understand your child's skills within real-life contexts
Review of any relevant outside information
We will use the results to develop a holistic understanding of your child's abilities and guide our recommendations. Together, we will develop a personalized therapy plan and goals to achieve the best outcomes for your child.