Leaps & Bounds Family Services is here to assist you with achieving your goals for your child, providing excellent and professionally trained staff to support your family.
The Developmental Therapist's (DT) role is to be able to understand and assess a child's global development in order to identify their strengths and potential areas of concern in cognition, language comprehension, language expression, gross and fine motor, social emotional and self-help development. Our Developmental Therapists work with your family to design play and exploration activities that can be incorporated into your child's daily routines to promote their acquisition of skills in a variety of developmental areas. This helps your child gain confidence in their ability to learn new skills and improve on their quality of interactions with others.
Speech Therapy (ST) focuses on the various aspects of a child's communication development. These aspects include language comprehension, speech-sound production, pragmatics, fluency of speech as well as oral motor skills. Our speech therapists will collaborate with your family to develop fun and engaging ways to achieve your communication goals for your children.
The primary occupation of childhood is to grow, learn and play. Occupational Therapy (OT) focuses on developing motor skills, sensory-processing abilities, coordination, peer interaction, play and self-care skills to participate in daily life activities. Our occupational therapists work with your family to develop activities that can be incorporated into your day that maximize on your child's genuine interest and inquisitiveness and help you achieve your individual goals for your child.
Pediatric Physical Therapists (PT) at Leaps & Bounds Family Services work with children and their families to assist each child to reach their maximum potential to function independently and promote active participation in their home and community. Our physical therapists use their expertise of motor development and movement to help your family adapt your everyday activities so that you can improve your child's strength, endurance and coordination for a variety of skills such as rolling, crawling, walking, climbing and running. They will work collaboratively with you to ease challenges of daily caregiving as a result of motor delays your child may be experiencing,
The Developmental, Individual Differences, Relationship-Based Model of Intervention (also known as the DIR Model) is way of assessing and working with children to help the the expansion of their skills. By interacting developmentally with your child (“D“), you can understand how to respect his/her individual differences (“I“) and developmental level through a warm, safe and nurturing relationship (“R“) so your child will have the opportunity to relate, think and communicate. You’ll move from concerns that almost all parents have to growing to appreciate your child for whom (s)he is and relish in the joy of facilitating your child’s development.