We offer individualized evaluations based on client needs and parent interview. We offer individual and group speech therapy sessions, pragmatic play groups, facilitated play dates, and parent coaching services.
The following specialized programs are available through IICA:
Developed by Debra Beckman and provided by Beckman certified therapists. These specific interventions provide assisted movement to activate muscle contraction and to provide movement against resistance to build strength. The focus of these interventions is to increase functional response to pressure and movement, range, strength, variety and control of movement for the lips, cheeks, jaw and tongue.
This program is designed to help model and coach parents to facilitate language and social growth in their child at home through structured play activities. It involves hands on work with both parent and child and between parent and child. This program generally lasts 8 weeks.
Curriculum is provided by a Hanen Centre certified therapist. These parent groups meet one night per week for approximately 9 weeks, with individualized follow-up visits to family homes throughout the program. This group focuses on teaching parents how to elicit language from their young child in a functional way.
This parent centered treatment utilizes a combination of the best developmental practices including principles from DIR, RDI, and SCERTS (we’ve received formal and extensive training in all methods). These services consist of meetings between the therapist and parent(s) for approximately 2 meetings per month. Videotapes of weekly homework practice between parent and child are analyzed.
Developed by Deborah Hayden, examines each individual to determine how to develop the most normalized and flexible motor control, cognitive skills and social interactions in the quickest way with the most functional results. This type of therapy is appropriate for children with oral-motor difficulties including Apraxia. PROMPT therapy is offered by certified therapists.
We offer a full battery of testing forchildren in the areas of speech, language, language processing, etc. Our assessments are based on setting treatment plans for functional goals in order to help our young clients achieve their potential.
Individualized home programs offered by Speech and/or Occupational Therapists. The SCERTS Model focuses on the areas of Social Communication, Emotional Regulation, and Transactional Support.
The More Than Words Program was designed specifically for parents of children ages 5 and under on the autism spectrum. Addressing the unique needs of these children, the program provides parents with the tools, strategies and support they need to help their children reach their full communication potential.
More Than Words does this by empowering you to help your child reach the following three goals:
1. Improved social skills
2. The ability to engage in back-and-forth interactions
3. Improved understanding of language
The More Than Words Program focuses on your natural, day-to-day life with your child. You’ll learn how to tweak the activities that you’re doing with your child already and turn them into productive and enjoyable learning opportunities.
Feeding Solutions program integrates sensory, motor, oral, behavioral/learning, medical, and nutritional factors and approaches in order to comprehensively evaluate and manage children with feeding/growth problems. It is based on, and grounded philosophically in stages and skills of feeding found in typically developing children. Our team consists professionals from the fields of Speech Pathology and Occupational Therapy who have completed advanced training directly with Kay Toomey.