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Therapy Services Offered to Our Students

We understand that every child is unique and has their own set of needs. That’s why we offer a variety of services to support each student’s growth and development. Our speech, occupational, and physical therapy services are tailored to the individual needs of each student to help them reach their full potential. In addition to these therapies, we also have sensory rooms available to help students regulate their sensory input and improve their overall well-being. Our dedicated team of professionals is committed to providing a supportive and inclusive learning environment for all of our students. We are excited to work with you and your child to help them reach their goals.

Learn more about the therapy services at Potential Development below:

Speech Therapy

Autism can affect speech, language development and social communication in many ways. One student may not have the ability to speak at all, another might repeat everything that is said without understanding the words and reason for saying it, and a third student might be able to speak but not carry on a conversation. Many children on the spectrum also have trouble interpreting verbal and nonverbal cues from others, such as facial expressions, tone of voice and body language.

Our speech pathologists screen each student at the beginning of the school year and work with the family and school to develop a plan to improve the student’s communication skills. If the student is nonverbal, alternatives to speech can be introduced such as electronic “talkers,” picture boards, and applications on the iPad.

Students participate in speech therapy sessions during the school day on a weekly basis.

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PD therapeutic services- family exercise

Occupational Therapy

Potential Development offers Occupational Therapy at each location to work with the students. Students meet with their therapists on a regular basis to work on the goals set forth in the student’s IEP.

The goal of Occupational Therapy is to provide individualized sessions to improve their fine motor skills and regulate their sensory system, which helps them become more independent and successful throughout their school day.

Sensory Rooms

Potential Development also features sensory rooms at all locations. A sensory room fosters an atmosphere of relaxation, which provides students a calming and peaceful environment to decompress from sensory stimulation. Sensory rooms are proven to:

  • Assist in the development of social and emotional skills.
  • Reduce tension and increase relaxation.
  • Improve levels of concentration, alertness, calmness and general awareness.
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Potential development student painting a stencil in art class

Art Therapy

Through a partnership with the HELMS Foundation, Potential Development students can receive art therapy services. Facilitated by a professional art therapist, art therapy is used to improve cognitive and sensory-motor functions, foster self-esteem and self-awareness, cultivate emotional resilience, promote insight, enhance social skills, reduce and resolve conflicts and distress, and advance societal and ecological change.

Have Questions or Looking for More Information?

Contact our administration office today with any questions you have regarding our therapy services and how your child can grow at Potential Development.