Children’s Therapy Associates has been providing quality, family-centered Speech and Occupational Therapy Services since 1996. In 2011, with the addition of two wonderful Clinical Social Workers to our Team, we also began providing Family Support Services.
At CTA, we have an eclectic approach to therapy. Drawing from a number of approaches at any given time, our sessions are typically play-based, with activities chosen and modified to meet a particular child’s needs. Parent and care-giver education is a critical element of therapy. Sessions address specific, measurable and functional objectives which represent steps toward improved functional skills at home, school and in the community.
Range Of Services
We offer individual, dyad, co-treatment and group treatment. All sessions can be observed via two-way mirrors to facilitate greater understanding of the therapeutic process.
Preliminary Visits are generally recommended prior to committing to a particular schedule and therapist. These 30-60 minute visits offer families an opportunity to meet with their therapist to discuss philosophies, approaches and priorities for goals and objectives.
Individual treatment sessions are typically one-hour in length. 45-50 minutes are spent with the child with the remainder of the session dedicated to consultation with parents/caregivers.
Dyad sessions involve two children and one clinician. Dyads are only recommended when children are ready for a peer component to their therapy.
Co-treatment sessions are typically co-led by a speech-language pathologist and an occupational therapist. The child works with both clinicians simultaneously through activities designed to meet goals and objectives in both disciplines. Please see below for more information about this treatment model.
Our SLP’s, OT’s and MSW’s also participate in leading, co-leading and consulting to a variety of groups. Please refer to our Groups Tab for more details.
Consultation: At CTA we are committed to collaborating with other professionals involved in the care of your child. To this end, we offer consulting services which include telephone contact, on-site consultation (to school or other therapeutic programs), attendance at IEP meetings, and the like.
Co-treatment is a model of therapy in which a child is seen by an occupational therapist and a speech-language therapist simultaneously. This model is recommended for children whose sensory and/or motor issues impact significantly upon their language and social-communicative functioning. During co-treatment sessions, the two therapists work collaboratively to address the child’s needs and goals. With the occupational therapist facilitating optimal sensory and motor functioning, the child is often more accessible to speech-language input and better able to meet the social-communicative expectations structured by the speech-language pathologist. Co-treatment sessions may be recommended alone or in conjunction with individual therapy.