Our programs involve a trans-disciplinary team approach that involves a combination of specifically designed interventions including use of specialties such as:
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Speech Language Therapy
- Nutrition ad Feeding Therapy
- Mental Health Counseling and Behavior Therapy
- Cognitive-Education Intervention
- Sound Intervention
- Cerebellum Activation Coaching
Another key component of activating neural plasticity is not only creating change in the wiring of the brain of the child, but equally important, ensuring that the brain is supported by an environment that will facilitate use of the newly acquired skills.
Research shows that the most influential aspect of the environment for a child is their parents’ behaviors. Science also indicates that it is imperative that the family also changes to support gains in the child. For this reason, all intensives at TheraPeeds Family Center, involve parent training and coaching.
One of our key goals and what has given us the ability to be successful at achieving lasting results is our strong parent education program. It is the daily and constant contact that parents have with our team that makes the difference.
The program uses our researched-based W.A.Y. Model, that also engages the science of neural-plasticity to rewire changes in how parents think about and behave with their children. This is why at TheraPeeds Family Center, we offer a W.A.Y. to H.O.P.E.
Our intensive programs usually require:
- 3-6 weeks of intervention (determined at the evaluation, based on your child’s results and family needs)
- 5 sessions per week (Monday- Friday)
- Average sessions run from 2-5 hours per session (based on your child’s needs)
A Recent Intensive Case:
Peter was a 6-year-old boy diagnosed with significant global delays. His family came to TheraPeeds from another country after exhausting their local services with minimal change. At the time Peter’s family had been trying to get him into schools, but he was not accepted to any because of his behaviors. Peter’s parents were desperate to help their son.
We evaluated Peter and immediately recognized he would benefit most from the Intensive model. He then proceeded to participate in a series of 4 intensives with 3 month breaks in between. During the break times, he returned home and with his parents help and hard work, he was able to maintain his gains.
Throughout the process, Peter showed signs of significant progress at each stage. Now that he’s done with the treatment, the behaviors that barred him from entering a classroom are gone and the concerns that brought them in the door such as poor attention, poor communication, unable to inhibit or control his body, and inability to follow instructions are a thing of the past.
Peter’s parents are extremely happy with his progress. Peter is now in school and was enrolled in after-school soccer without having to tell the coach about his disability. He was an active part of the team and had a successful season. Throughout the process Peter’s gains have been steady, measurable and noticed by all in his life. His mother cannot believe the changes in her son.