Services

Techniques and Programs

Therapeutic interventions by the highly qualified Therapies To Grow On Staff cover a broad spectrum of services. We take more traditional speech-language services to the next level, using the most advanced techniques that best suit your child’s needs. Our specialized pediatric programs provide creative approaches to social skills deficits that easily engage children at their developmental level. This impressive range of services is backed by our helpful support groups to guide you down the road to success.

 

Methods

Our therapists are certified and trained in a range of methods and specialty techniques so that we can individualize your child’s treatment. Our therapists enjoy acquiring the knowledge and skills that make therapy successful and enjoyable.  Many of the methods are helpful for a variety of disorders and may be used in combination.

 

Therapuetic LIstening®

Integrated Listening Systems

Hanen Program®

Visual Strategies

The Alert Program

Fast Forward®

Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)

Brain Gym®

Sign With Your Baby®

 

Therapeutic Listening®

Therapeutic Listening® is an evidence-backed protocol that combines a sounbased intervention with sensory integrative activities to create a comprehensive program that is effective for diverse populations with sensory challenges.  Therpeutic Listening can impact sensory modulation, attention, behavior, postural organization and speech and language difficulties. Trained therapists select from a collection of modulated CDs specific to each client's needs. The program can be done in the home, school or in the clinic. Listening is a function of the entire brain; when we listen with the whole body.

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Integrated Listening Systems

iLs is a sound based intervention as well. With this program the music is all preprogramed and the parent purchases the equipment for use in and out of the clinic. A buy back or a rental system can sometimes be arranged through Therapies To Grow On.

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Hanen Program®

Hanen is a family-focused program for parents of children who are delayed in their language development; it is recommended for parents with children with a range of communication abilities. Hanen is suitable for parents of children who are not yet communicating or are communicating non-verbally — with gestures and sounds, for example — and extends to those who are beginning to use single words and/or two and three word combinations.
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Visual Strategies

 Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders and lots of other students with behavior or communication challenges tend to be visual learners. They understand what they see better than what they hear. Therefore, they benefit significantly from the use of Visual Strategies. Deciding when and how to use pictures and other visual supports is the key. Visual Strategies can be taught to parents and caregivers, teachers and others that work with your child. Programs are designed specifically for your child to help them make more sense of their world.

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Alert Program

The Alert Program is an innovative program that supports children, teachers, parents, and therapists to choose appropriate strategies to change or maintain states of alertness. Students learn what they can do before a spelling test or homework time to attain an optimal state of alertness for their tasks. Teachers learn what they can do after lunch, when their adult nervous systems are in a low alert state and their students are in a high alert state. Parents learn what they can do to help their child's nervous system change from a high alert state to a more appropriate low state at bedtime.  The Alert Program is offered by several of our speech-language pathologists and our Sensory Integation Certified Occupational Therapist.  Individual and group programs offered.
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Fast ForWord®

Fast ForWord® is a computer-based training system that helps people of all ages and learning abilities improve language, reading and learning skills.

Fast ForWord, designed by neuroscientists at the University of California, San Francisco, and Rutgers University, takes a "neuroscience approach to reading intervention." The program builds Learning M.A.P.S. or memory, attention, processing and sequencing, which are the underlying skills needed for the cognitive process of reading and learning.
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Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)

PECS is a unique augmentative/alternative training package that teaches children and adults with autism and other communication deficits to initiate communication. First used at the Delaware Autistic Program, PECS has received worldwide recognition for focusing on the initiation component of communication. PECS does not require complex or expensive materials. It was created with educators, resident care providers and families in mind, and so it is readily used in a variety of settings.
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Brain Gym®

Successful brain function requires efficient connections across the neural pathways of the brain. Brain Gym activities can improve your child's ability to focus, process, and succeed at home and school. Benefits include improvements in learning, vision, expression, memory, and movement abilities, in young people as well as adults.

Sign With Your Baby®

This program helps establish two-way communication between hearing parents and their hearing children through the use of American Sign Language signs.
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Low-Tech Augmentative Communication

We use Picture Communication Exchange (PECS), Sign-Language, Gestural Systems, Visual Schedules, Communication Boards and Topic Boards to assist with communication.  In addition Therapies To Grow On can integrate any assistive/augmentative communication device that the child may already have into the treatment program.

 

Special Groups

Theapies To Grow on specialty groups incorporate creative elements such as the arts, cooking and movement into dynamic group treatment settings that enhance socialization and open new developmental doors to children.

Let’s Talk It Up  

Social Skills for School Age Children

Wee Talk

Social Skills for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Communication For Kids

Teaching typical developing kids how to excel in communication

 

Complementary Programs

Our techniques and programs may be supported with complementary programs, provided by  area  practitioners in occupational therapy, physical therapy, and specialty therapies. Our highly qualified staff works together to map your best route to success.

 

Sensory Integration Therapy/Occupational Therapy

Pediatric Therapy Solutions
Lisa Moreno or Laura Cooper
805-545-8699
www.ptsforkids.com

Pediatric Therapy Solutions has been serving children on the Central Coast since 1999. They offer occupational therapy evaluation and treatment primarily for children ages 0-21 years of age who present with fine motor, gross motor, sensorimotor, sensory regulation, visual motor, visual perceptual and neuromuscular based concerns. They also serve some adult clients. In addition, they work closely with parents, teachers, caregivers and other  therapists to best serve the needs of each child. For information please call Laura or Lisa at 805 545-8699

 

Music Therapy

Physical Therapy