Thriving Kids Therapy, LLC a local, private pediatric therapy practice serving the southeastern Connecticut area. We provide school-based occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech therapy services, conduct outside evaluations, consult and directly contract with private schools, charter schools and public school districts for most therapy needs. For inquiries about our school services, please contact our Director here.
OUR PRACTITIONERS ARE TRAINED IN
- The Connecticut State Guidelines for Therapy Provision (updated 2017)
- Response-to-Intervention and common core standards
- Evidence-based practice/current best practice
- IEP Direct/Frontline Education software
Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA 2004), school-based therapy is defined as a “related service,” available to students who receive special education, when the service is “required for a child with a disability to benefit from his or her special education program”.These services serve as a supportive role in helping the student participate in the school environment, curriculum, and educationally related learning experiences. Therapy services within the school also focus on collaboration with the educational team and parents, with everyone responsible for the outcomes.
Evaluations are often conducted for a variety of reasons. Concerns with motor delays, sensory processing, handwriting difficulty, feeding/mealtime issues etc. can all be assessed by our highly skilled practitioners. We do an extensive evaluation involving clinical observations, parent and teacher interviews, and a variety of standardized assessments. For more information please contact us here.
Sometimes parent/classroom support is needed but direct service is not quite required to address concern areas for both typical children and children with special needs. A solution for this is using a collaborative model through consultations. Consultation services can be provided in pre-schools, schools, vocational or community settings. Consultation services are customized to the need of the child, family, and staff. They can be completed on an: hourly, weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly basis.
Consultation Services may address:
- Attention to task / Direction following
- Auditory Processing
- Sensory Modulation
- Behavior Management
- Fine Motor Skills
- Visual Motor Skills
- Handwriting Development
- Social Skills
- Feeding/Mealtime Skills
- Classroom Modifications
- Staff Education and Training