NOVEMBER GROUP REGISTRATION ENDS 11/8: Music & Movement for 3-5 year olds

Friday, Nov 3, 2017 by Child & Family Development

Music & Movement Group for 3-5 year olds

November "Group Two": 11/13, 11/15, 11/17  Registration Deadline: 11/8/17

Child & Family Development and Piedmont Music Therapy are partnering to offer families a unique experience at the C&FD Pineville office! This multidisciplinary group will include moving and grooving to music while incorporating vestibular, proprioceptive and tactile sensory experiences as well as instrument play. The November group has a Fall/ Holiday theme and is led by an occupational therapist and a music therapist.  The Music & Movement group will focus on improving:

  • Attention
  • Modulating Sensory Impulses
  • Motor Skills
  • Social Skills
  • Teamwork
  • Task Completion

SCHEDULING
Via parent phone interview, each child is screened before being placed into a group. The groups are formed based on each child’s communication skills, social ability and age. Kids may benefit from enrolling in more than one group.

A minimum of 4 students is required for each group. Additional groups may be formed based on interest.

COST
The cost is $162.00. Full payment and signed Release forms are due at the time of registration.

CONTACT

Click HERE for info page.

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Topics: C&FD Occupational Therapy Services, Rebecca Case

Using the Sequential Oral Sensory™ (SOS) Approach for feeding difficulties

Wednesday, Oct 11, 2017 by Child & Family Development

Many Child and Family Development occupational therapists and speech therapists are trained in the Sequential Oral Sensory™ (SOS) Approach to Feeding.

SOS is a feeding approach for children who have trouble at mealtime.  This approach was founded by a child psychologist, Kay Tommey, PhD and a speech therapist, Erin Ross, PhD, CCC-SLP.  SOS may be beneficial in many settings and populations. Parents and caregivers of children who will not eat are faced with a difficult and often puzzling challenge. Because the interplay between weight gain and a child’s experience of food can be complicated, there is rarely an easy solution when a feeding problem arises. SOS uses a transdisciplinary team approach which assess the “whole child”: organ systems, muscles, sensory development, oral motor, learning and behavior, cognition, nutrition and environment.  SOS focuses on increasing a child’s comfort level by exploring and learning about the different properties of food and allows a child to interact with food in a playful, non-stressful way, beginning with the ability to tolerate the food in the room and in front of him/her; then moving on to touching, kissing and eventually tasting and eating foods.  Additional information is available on www.spdfoundation.net.

Recently, 4 C&FD therapists completed the "When Children Won't Eat: Picky Eaters vs. Problem Feeders Assessment and Treatment using the SOS Approach to Feeding" course in the Charlotte area.  

  • Rebecca Case MS OTR/L: I enjoyed the holistic strategies that include attention to behavior, cognition, core strength as well as feeding, that can be applied to many of her clients
  • Meghan Davidson-Palmer, MS OTR/L: The instructors were wonderful and provided a lot of practical tools I will use in occupational therapy regularly
  • Kristin Lyman, MA CCC-SLP: I appreciate this evidence-based program that will help my clients have more success when eating. I really liked that the course taught us how to help children develop oral motor and sensory processing skills at the same time through play.
  • Kim Toomer, MOT OTR/L: I gained so much knowledge in the areas of oral motor skills and feeding assessment and treatment. I used the techniques immediately after course and also learned new behavioral strategies that can be applied to all my clients, not just those with feeding difficulties.

If your child is a very picky eater or has a highly limited diet, consider scheduling a free phone Intake with one of the 9 SOS pediatric therapists here to determine if an evaluation is recommended.

Have a question about developmental milestones? 704-541-9080 Schedule a free phone consultation with:  Physical Therapist Occupational Therapist Speech Therapist

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Topics: C&FD Speech Therapy Services, C&FD Occupational Therapy Services, Kim Toomer, Kristin Lyman, Meghan Davidson-Palmer, Rebecca Case

Fall Groups: Music & Movement for 3-5 year olds

Thursday, Sep 28, 2017 by Child & Family Development

Music & Movement Group for 3-5 year olds

Child & Family Development and Piedmont Music Therapy are partnering to offer families a unique experience! This multidisciplinary group will include moving and grooving to music while incorporating vestibular, proprioceptive and tactile sensory experiences as well as instrument play. Groups have fun Halloween/ Fall/ Holiday themes and are led by an occupational therapist and a music therapist.  The Music & Movement group will focus on improving:

  • Attention
  • Modulating Sensory Impulses
  • Motor Skills
  • Social Skills
  • Teamwork
  • Task Completion

SCHEDULING
Via parent phone interview, each child is screened before being placed into a group. The groups are formed based on each child’s communication skills, social ability and age. Kids may benefit from enrolling in more than one group.

Two fall groups are planned on Monday-Wednesday-Friday from 1-2pm at the Pineville office. A minimum of 4 students is required for each group. Additional groups may be formed based on interest.

Group One: 10/30, 11/1, 11/3  Registration Deadline: 10/25/17
Group Two: 11/13, 11/15, 11/17  Registration Deadline: 11/8/17

COST
The cost is $162.00. Full payment and signed Release forms are due at the time of registration.

CONTACT

Click HERE for info page.

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Topics: C&FD Occupational Therapy Services, Rebecca Case

Occupational therapist recommends sensory diet resources

Tuesday, Jun 27, 2017 by Child & Family Development

Rebecca Case, MS OTR/L, occupational therapist at the Pineville office of Child and Family Development, found a great resource for home sensory diet programs, often recommended by pediatric therapists. The tools are on Understood.org and can be accessed here. The tools include:

  • Sensory activities
  • Tracking worksheet

Rebecca likes these tools because they encourage families and providers to track days and times of events, identify trends in sensitivities and responses to activities.

Read more about our occupational therapy services here

Have a question about developmental milestones? 704-541-9080 Call to schedule a free phone consultation with a  Occupational Therapist           

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Topics: C&FD Occupational Therapy Services, Rebecca Case

Child and Family Development welcomes occupational therapist, Rebecca Case

Thursday, Mar 30, 2017 by Child & Family Development

Rebecca Case, MS OTR/L, occupational therapist, joined the Child and Family Development team this month.    

Rebecca received her MS in Occupational Therapy from East Carolina University and BS in Psychology from Georgia Southern University. In 2016, Rebecca completed a 12-week clinical rotation at our Midtown office and joins us now as a full-time pediatric therapist.

She is based at our Pineville office.

Welcome Rebecca!  

Read more about our occupational therapy services here

Have a question about developmental milestones? 704-541-9080 Call to schedule a free phone consultation with a  Occupational Therapist           

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Topics: C&FD Occupational Therapy Services, Rebecca Case

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